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Structure Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Telephone 0498274280
Qualification Professore associato confermato
Scientific sector SPS/04 - POLTICIAL SCIENCE
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Notice and additional information
Here you have access to on-going research projects and research-related activities I am currently involved with:

Next Generation Global Studies (funder - research group at SPGI department)

Interdepartmental Center for Gender Studies (Director - research center)

Global Media Policy Mapping (funder - project and platform)

Global Alliance for Media and Gender and International Network on Gender, Media and ICT (member of Research and Policy Committee)

UniTWIN Unesco University Network on Gender Media and ICT (co-chair - global university network)

AGEMI project: Advancing gender Equality in Media Industries (co-coordinator - EU-funded project for dissemination of good practices)

Office hours
Wednesday from 13:00 to 14:00 studio docente: via del Santo 28, 35123 Padova Si consiglia di contattare sempre la docente prima del ricevimento, via mail, per confermare data e orario ed eventualmente fissare altra data.
Please contact the teacher via email to fix an appointment.
(updated on 18/07/2018 09:38)

Proposals for thesis
Gender, media and ICT
Communication and digital policies
Communication rights in global context
Democracy, participation and communication
Transnational mobilisations and advocacy networks

Curriculum Vitae
I am associate professor in Political Science and International Relations at the Department of Politics, Law and International Studies (SPGI) of the University of Padova, Italy.
I am also Director of the University Inter-departmental Center for Gender Studies (, and founding member of the research group Next Generation Global Studies (

At the University of Padova, I teach courses in International Communication, Gender media and ICT, and Communication governance and transnational networks. I am the reference person for a number of Erasmus exchange flows with European institutions, including a trans-european Master in GenderEquality; and I work to promote international research and training activities, mostly focused on the nexus between global transformations and communication, media and mediations, governance and networks, with a gender equality perspective.

I am member of the International Council of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) where I chair (since 2008) the Working Group on Global Media Policy. I am also involved with the Research and Policy Committee of the Unesco-promoted Global Alliance for Media and Gender (GAMAG); and a co-chair of the UniTWIN University Network on Gender Media and ICT. In this context I am currently involved in the development of a model curriculum for Gender and Media teaching and training; and I co-coordinate a EU funded project titled Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries (AGEMI).

I have published extensively on topics related to my research interests – global transformations and communication, transnational mobilization, communication rights, gender equality in and through the media - with interventions in international journals and contributions to international collections, with a special focus on Global Media Policy. I and co-editor of the IAMCR/Palgrave series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. I also sit on editorial boards of national and international journals (The International Communication Gazette; Continuum. Journal of Media and Cultural Studies; Anuario ININCO: investigaciones de la comunicación; Partecipazione e Conflitto; ComPol, Comunicazione Politica).

Furthermore, I collaborate with non-academic, not-for-profit national and international entities operating in media and communication-related areas such as the international Global Media Monitoring Project ( (2000-2015).

I have a challenging and inspiring teenage girl; I like traveling and intercultural encounters; I love music and figurative art and cultivate a passion for dancing and artistic expressions.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): D192CF6D3C428CF2FCA0071A531D53E1.pdf

Research areas
My main areas of interest concern the transformation of political processes in the global context and their connection to the evolution of communication dynamics and technologies. These include:
- global governance, multi-stakeholderism, network approaches to the study of global politics;
- the transformative role of norms and power in world politics;
- global civil society as a global actor;
- global communication policy and Internet Governance: issues, actors, networks;
- trans-national social mobilizations and trans-national advocacy networks, particularly around media reform, media democratization and communication rights;
- connections and disconnection between communication, media and women as well as gender-related issues of equality and discrimination, with a focus on related governing arrangements and social practices, both at the European level and transnationally.

Please see the attached file for the complete list of publications, updated in June 2016.

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): D192CF6D3C428CF2FCA0071A531D53E1.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
»   EPP8084310 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second
»   EPP8084311 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second
IF0315 COMMON SUP3051391 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second
EP2444 COMMON EPP9086118 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second