Eugenia Siapera

Eugenia Siapera has received her BSc (First Class) and MSc (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), with a thesis on social and political theory and European journalism. Having finished a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Amsterdam, Eugenia worked at the University of Leicester from 2006 until 2008 as a lecturer in media and communication and a course convenor for the MA New Media and Society.

Eugenia is currently the Vice Chair of the ECREA Section on Diaspora, Migration and Media. Her current research interests are in the field of social and political theory and new media, multiculturalism and the media, online journalism, the relationship between mature and new media, and media representations of cultural diversity.  She is currently finishing a book manuscript on Cultural Diversity and Global Media (Blackwell) and her next project is a book on new media (under contract with Sage).

Recent articles have appeared in New Media and Society, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, Information Polity etc, while she is also the co-editor (with Joss Hands) of At The Interface: Transformations in Society, Culture and Politics (Rodopi, 2004), and the co-editor (with Lincoln Dahlberg) of Radical Democracy and the Internet (Palgrave, 2007).

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