About Giovanni

I am an academic, a passionate photographer and a keen traveller

Born: Italy

Education: Degree in Philosophy from the University of Catania. PhD in Politics from the University of Westminster.

Academic work: As an academic I worked as a Lecturer and a Research Fellow at the University of Sydney, at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and at The University of Westminster in London. My academic background and research approach is interdisciplinary; it lies at the intersection between politics, power and the media (particularly the Internet). In my research I use philosophy, political theory and media theory to challenge prevailing notions of citizenship, civic engagement and political power. At the University of Sydney, I taught Postgraduate Units of Studies in the field of Public Opinion, New Media Public Relations, Politics and International Relations. As Associate of the Sydney Democracy Network (SDN), in 2015 I launched and co-edited for two years an article series called an article series called Democracy Futures, which is published by The Conversation. While in Sydney, I also wrote a regular column for The Conversation titled Networked Politics

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