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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 (research group organizing yearly Winter schools)

Interdepartmental Center for Gender Studies (research center)

Global Media Policy Mapping (project and platform)

Women and Media in Europe (platform)

Global Alliance for Media and Gender and International Network on Gender, Media and ICT

Office hours
Thursday 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.
(updated on 26/06/2016 14:44)

Curriculum Vitae
I am a researcher and senior lecturer 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, Politics of the Global Societies and. 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 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 and is a member of the Task Force on Communication Policy. I was been appointed to the Council of the ORBICOM network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication ; and have been the co-coordinator of the Communication and Democracy Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Also, I am a member of the EuroMedia Research Group.

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 an co.editor of a IAMCR/Palgrave series titled 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 Unesco-promoted Global Alliance for Media and Gender, and the international Global Media Monitoring Project ( and the Communication Rights in the Information Society international Campaign (CRIS, 2001-2006).

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.

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
EP2444 001PD EPP8084309     ENG
»   EPP8084310 6 1st Year Second
»   EPP8084311 6 1st Year Second
IF0315 COMMON SUP3051391 6 1st Year Second