Expert on digital communication and society visits UC

09 May 2018

Associate Professor Francesca Comunello will be a College of Arts Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media & Communication between 28 April and 31 May, 2018.

  • Francesca Comunello speaking

Associate Professor Francesca Comunello will be a College of Arts Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media & Communication between 28 April and 31 May, 2018. She is Associate Professor of Communication at LUMSA University in Rome, Italy. Since completing her PhD at Sapienza University in Rome, Associate Professor Comunello has spent her career studying the intersections between digital communication and society. Her research takes two main avenues:  the role of digital and social media in earthquake-related communication, and mobile media, ageism and older people. 

Dr Comunello presented the COMS Research seminar “Between ‘debunking’ and ‘echo-chamber’ effects: Exploring the childhood vaccine controversy among Italian Facebook users” on Monday 30 April in Locke 611a. 

She will be giving guest lectures in many COMS classes, and is also available for student and staff consultations.

For further information please contact:

Margaret Agnew, Senior External Relations Advisor, University of Canterbury
Phone: +64 3 369 3631 | Mobile: +64 27 254 3949margaret.agnew@canterbury.ac.nz
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