About Giovanni

I am an academic, a passionate photographer and a keen traveller, not always in that order.

Born: Italy

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

Academic work: Currently I am a Lecturer at Cardiff University and an associate of the Centre for Political Thought at the University of Exeter. Previously, 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, I launched and co-edited an article series called Democracy Futures, and wrote a regular column titled Networked Politics for The Conversation Australia.

I am the author of the book, The Networked Citizen – Power, Politics, and Resistance in the Internet Age (Palgrave MacMillan)

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