José-Carlos Lozano received his M.A. from Leicester University, England, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is Director of the Center for Communication Research at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, and a former Director of Mexico on the Executive Board of the Federation of Latin American Communication Schools. A Fellow of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and of the National System of Researchers in the higher rank (established by the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology), he is also the author of numerous chapters and journal articles in the areas of cultural and media studies, political and international communication. His textbook on mass communication theories is widely used in Latin American schools. He is former Editor of the Mexican Communication Yearbook (volumes 1 through 4), and as head of the TELEVISA Chair at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, he directed a massive quantitative and qualitative television audience study in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. Currently, Lozano holds the Mass Media Research Chair at the Tecnológico de Monterrey.