Dr Giuliana Tiripelli
University Teacher in Digital Media and Society
PhD in Sociology and Media Studies, Glasgow University Media Group 2013
Telephone: 0114 22 26452 (external) 26452 (internal)
Room: Elmfield, LG13
Office hours: Wednesdays 10-12 during teaching weeks, or by appointment (please send an email to book in both cases).
Skype: iulikravitz (by appointment only)
Giuliana has been working at the University of Sheffield in a variety of roles related to digital media. She was a lecturer in Digital Society at the Department of Sociological Studies in 2015-2016, and in 2017 she worked on digital communication in crisis situations as Research Associate of the Information school.
Prior to her involvement with the University of Sheffield, Giuliana taught Sociology and Media at the University of Glasgow from 2009 to 2014.
She carried out her doctoral studies at the Glasgow University Media Group, where she was involved in research projects analysing production and effects of traditional media, new dynamics and approaches to digital media, and the role of the media in shaping conflicts and social beliefs.
Giuliana’s general research interest is in the role of the media in shaping social change. She is interested in analysing mediated communication dynamics, to unveil how media information can disrupt or harmonise social life when multiple perspectives are at stake. She aims to contribute research for the implementation of communication strategies for social transformation in the digital age, particularly in the following areas:
Publications since 2005
Happer, C., McGuinness, P., McNeill, F. and Tiripelli, G. (2018) Punishment, legitimacy and taste: The role and limits of mainstream and social media in constructing attitudes towards community sanctions. Crime, Media, Culture, First Published online https://doi.org/10.1177/174165901877384
(2016) Media and peace in the Middle East. The Role of Journalism in Israel-Palestine, Palgrave Macmillan.
(2015): “Sociology of the media: towards an ideal journalistic practice” in Dawson, M., Fowler, B., Miller, D., and Smith, A. (eds.) Stretching the Sociological Imagination, Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/?K=9781137493637
Berry, M., Philo, G., Tiripelli, G., Docherty, S., and Macpherson, C. (2012) Media coverage and public understanding of sentencing policy in relation to crimes against children, Criminology and Criminal Justice 12(5) 567-591.
(2006) “La pace di Oslo: percorso diplomatico e nuovo contesto internazionale” [Oslo peace: diplomatic path and new international context], in Torri M. (ed.) Il Grande Medio Oriente Nell'Era Dell'Egemonia Americana [The Big Middle East in the Era of American Hegemony], Milano: Bruno Mondadori.