Dr Elisa Serafinelli
BA (Siena), MA (Roma TRE), PhD (Hull)
Department of Sociological Studies
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Department of Sociological Studies
Elisa specialises in Media, Communication and Society with six years of experience in research and teaching. Elisa obtained her Doctorate in 2015 (Dpt of Social Sciences, University of Hull) with a research project focusing on the interrelationships between new mobile technologies and the social communication of photography. Her dissertation examined how the mediation of digital technologies affords the development of new social behaviors within the media convergence landscape.
Elisa started her academic career in Italy (BA Universita’ di Siena, MA Universita’ di Roma TRE) where she had chance to work as teaching assistant for various modules in Digital Media. Since the beginning of her studies Elisa has been developing a personal interest in the relationships between new media and visual communication. That experience allowed her to further work for other Universities (RUFA - Rome University of Fine Arts, Macquarie University of Sydney, University of Central Lancashire, and the University of Hull) and private institutions.
- Research interests
Elisa's research focuses on the analysis of the use of mobile media and the social behaviors that arise from it. Particularly, she is interested in investigating how the mediation of digital technologies and social media platforms modify people's behaviors through thematic areas: political economy, privacy, surveillance, identity, memory, social relationships. Elisa is also interested in studying the practice of photo sharing and how visual communication online changes the people's daily habits.
Elisa's empirical work involves qualitative research methods from the field of human computer interaction and more ethnographic approaches. She is also interested in designing new online research methods for an appropriate study of mediated phenomena.
- Digital Life on Instagram. Emerald Publishing Limited.
- ‘Privacy does not interest me’. A comparative analysis of photo sharing on Instagram and Blipfoto. Visual Studies, 34(1), 67-78. View this article in WRRO
- Public expectations of critical infrastructure operators in times of crisis. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. View this article in WRRO
- Mobile Mediated Visualities. An Empirical Study of Visual Practices on Instagram. Digital, Culture and Society, 3(2), 165-182.
- European expectations of disaster information provided by critical infrastructure operators. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 9(4), 23-48. View this article in WRRO
- Analysis of Photo Sharing and Visual Social Relationships: Instagram as a case study. Photographies, 10(1), 91-111. View this article in WRRO
- Italian Migrants and Photo Sharing Practices in the UK In Serafinelli E, Karatzogianni A & Nguyen D (Ed.), The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere Palgrave Macmillan UK
- Italian Migrants and Photo Sharing in the UK, The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere (pp. 341-361). Palgrave Macmillan UK
- Introduction: The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere, The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere (pp. 1-8). Palgrave Macmillan UK
Conference proceedings papers
- View this article in WRRO November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks and social media use : preliminary findings from authorities, critical infrastructure operators and journalists. ISCRAM 2018 Conference Proceedings – 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (pp 629-638). Rochester, NY, USA, 20 May 2018 - 23 May 2018.
- Enhancing critical infrastructure resilience through information-sharing: Recommendations for European critical infrastructure operators. Transforming Digital Worlds, Vol. 10766 LNCS (pp 120-125), 25 March 2018 - 28 March 2018. View this article in WRRO
- Public Expectations of Disaster Information Provided by Critical Infrastructure Operators: Lessons Learned from Barreiro, Portugal. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean Countries, Vol. 301 (pp 193-203), 18 October 2017 - 20 October 2017. View this article in WRRO
- View this article in WRRO Public expectations of social media use by critical infrastructure operators in crisis communication. 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 21 May 2017 - 24 May 2017.
- Should CI operators use social media to communicate with the public during crisis situations?: Lessons learned from a pilot study in Oslo Harbour. 2017 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM), 11 December 2017 - 13 December 2017.
- SPEAK: Crisis communication during cascading disasters. Proceedings of the 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference: Integrative Risk Management - Towards Resilient Cities, IDRC Davos 2016 (pp 559-561)
- Critical infrastructure operators, risk communication and community resilience. 12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability, 6 August 2017 - 10 August 2017.
- View this article in WRRO Exploring public expectations for aid from critical infrastructure operators. Critical infrastructures: Preparedness & Resilience for the Security of Citizens and Security, 52nd European Security, Reliability & Data Association Seminar, 30 May 2017 - 31 May 2017.
2018-2020: British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant. Project Awarded: 'Users' and developers' perspectives on drone usage' (Principal Investigator) [Grant Ref: SRG18R1\180618].