Veronica Barassi

Veronica Barassi

Veronica Barassi

Prof. Ph.D.
Professor in Media and Communications Studies
SHSS-HSG / MCM
Blumenbergplatz 9
9000 St. Gallen
Publications Publications of Veronica Barassi
Main Focuses
  • artificial intelligence and human rights
  • data technologies and children’s data rights
  • media cultures and digital transformations
  • anthropology and ethnography of media
Fields of research
  • data technologies and children’s data rights
  • media cultures and digital transformations
  • anthropology and ethnography of media
  • artificial intelligence and human rights
Education
  • 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  
Professional Career
  • Associate Professor in Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London 2018 – 2020
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer B – Tenured) in Media and Communications, Goldsmiths University of London, 2013 – 2018
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer A - Non-Tenured) in Media and Communications, Goldsmiths University of London, 2011 - 2013
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant/ Postgraduate Community Coordinator, Institute of Contemporary European Studies, European Business School, Regent’s University London,  2010 – 2012
  • Research Assistant on the Spaces of News Project, Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre, directed by Professor James Curran and Professor Natalie Fenton, 2009 - 2010
  • Research Associate, Institute of Contemporary European Studies, Regents University London, 2009 – 2010
  • Associate Lecturer Media and Communications Department, Goldsmiths University of London, Assistant of Professor Nick Couldry, 2008 - 2011
  • Associate Lecturer, Anthropology Department, Goldsmiths University of London, Assistant of Professor David Graeber and Professor Stephen Nugent, 2008 – 2010
Teaching Activities
  • Media Cultures and Society (PhD)
  • Social Media in Context: Economics, Politics and Culture (MA)  
  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Algorithmic Society (MA) 
  • Global Media, Digital Networks and Communication Power (BA)
  • Understanding Data Cultures: From Social Media to Artificial Intelligence (BA)
  • Media Portfolio (MA/BA) 
Projects ProjectsLink Veronica Barassi
Projects

The Human Error Project 

Child | Data | Citizen 

Affiliations
  • Visiting Professor in Visual and Media Anthropology at the University of Münster, Germany (ongoing) 
  • Visiting Professor in Information Studies, University of California Los Angeles, Spring 2019 working with Prof. Leah Lievrouw Co-Director of the Goldsmiths Media Ethnography Group, University of London, 2013 - 2020 
  • Peer Reviewer College Member for the Economic and Social Research Council, 2016 - 2019 
  • Committee Member for The Irish Research Council for the COALESCE, Research Fund Grant Reviews, 2018 - 2019
  • Member of the Best Book Award Committee, Interest Group Activism, Communication and Social Justice, International Communication Association (ICA), 2018 – 2019 
  • Vice - Chair of the Digital Culture Section, European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), 2012 – 2014 
  • Chair of the E-Seminars of the European Association of Social Anthropology Media Anthropology Network, 2013
  • Representative Member in the Arts, Design, Media Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy, 2009 - 2010
  • Executive Committee Member of the Media and Cultural Studies Association, Postgraduate Network, 2008 - 2010   
Awards
  • 2021-2022 Basic Research Fund Award (GFF). Project Name: The Human Error Project: AI, Human Rights and the Struggle over Algorithmic Profiling (98,547 CHF)  
  • 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 (£115,000)  
  • 2014 – 2016 Economic and Social Research Council, Seminar Series Award. Project Name: Social Movements and Media Technologies: Present Challenges and Future Developments Seminar Series, (£29,923)        
  • 2010 – 2011 Small Research Grant, British Academy (BA) (£5,297)
  • 2010 – 2011 Project Name: Alternative Voices in Europe: Social Media Activism and Political Imagination            
  • 2009 – 2011 Anthropology Departmental Bursary, Goldsmiths University of London (£1,000)            
  • 2006 – 2009 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Award –  Project Title: Mediated Resistance: Alternative Media, Political Action and Imagination in Britain (£58,000). Grant covered: university fees and maintenance)   
Talks
Additional Information 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).  
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