Communication Studies (Cluster III)

Members: Cristina Alaimo, Emiliana De Blasio, Michele Sorice, Elise Daniaud, Adam Courtley

Coordinated by: Michele Sorice (

Keywords: media and communication studies, media and democracy, digital ecosystems, digital citizenship, public sphere

The cluster “Communication Studies” provides opportunities for Ph.D. students and early career researchers to explore, mainly in the field of critical media studies, the relationship between media and democracy, the impact of communication on political institutions, the evolution of the platform society, and the transformation of the public sphere. Potential research topics include the analysis of digital platforms, the impact of the media on political participation, the relationships between society and the digital ecosystems.