Veronica Barassi

Veronica Barassi

Veronica Barassi

Prof. Ph.D.


Blumenbergplatz 9
9000 St. Gallen

media cultures and digital transformations

artificial intelligence and human rights

anthropology and ethnography of media

data technologies and children’s data rights

  • Ph.D Social Anthropology (with Media Supervision, MRes distinction 2006), Goldsmiths, University of London, AHRC Funded. Submitted November 2009, Passed without corrections 100/100, Jan 2010   
  • B.A. Anthropology and Communications, Goldsmiths University of London (First Honors), 2001- 2004   
  • Liceo Classico A. Manzoni, Milano, Diploma di Maturità Classica 81/100 1995- 2000   
  • 2021-2022 Basic Research Fund Award (GFF). Project Name: The Human Error Project: AI, Human Rights and the Struggle over Algorithmic Profiling    
  • 2018 – 2019 Mid-Career Fellowship of the British Academy Child | Data | Citizen: Data Flows, Family Life and the Digital Profiling of Children. The total value of the project was paid 80% by the British Academy and 20% by Goldsmiths University of London    
  • 2014 – 2016 Economic and Social Research Council, Seminar Series Award. Project Name: Social Movements and Media Technologies: Present Challenges and Future Developments Seminar Series        
  • 2010 – 2011 Small Research Grant, British Academy (BA)
  • 2010 – 2011 Project Name: Alternative Voices in Europe: Social Media Activism and Political Imagination             
  • 2009 – 2011 Anthropology Departmental Bursary, Goldsmiths University of London           
  • 2006 – 2009 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Award –  Project Title: Mediated Resistance: Alternative Media, Political Action and Imagination in Britain. Grant covered: university fees and maintenance)    
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Prof. Dr. Barassi is a Professor in Media and Communication Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS-HSG), she is also the Chair for Media and Culture in the Institute of Media and Communication Management (MCM-HSG). Prof Dr. Barassi teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the intersection of media and communication studies (e.g. state/media/market relations; media concentration and ownership; global media and globalization theories); cultural studies (e.g. theories of representation; ideology; gender, race, postcolonial and critical theory) and media sociology and anthropology (e.g. classical social theory, myth, symbolism and rituals). Her research is interdisciplinary, critical, and cross-cultural in nature and is primarily concerned with understanding of the democratic possibilities and challenges of digital transformations by looking at the emergence of new forms of networked sociality and identity (from social media to AI).