Visual Communication in Society

About me

Elisa Serafinelli

Elisa Serafinelli, 2020

I am a Research Fellow at the Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield (UK). I am part of the Digital Society Network Steering Committee, through which we examines all aspects of digital-society relations.

Overall, my research and teaching activities have broadly covered three fields over the past eight years: (1) digital media; (2) mobile media; and (3) visual culture. My PhD project, completed in 2015 in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Hull (UK), explored how Instagram changed people’s visual experiences and online social practices. Since my PhD, I have established and consolidated my research profile in the area of digital media and society.

My academic career started in Italy (BA Universita’ di Siena, MA Universita’ di Roma TRE) where I had the chance to work as teaching assistant for various modules in Digital Media. Since the beginning of my studies I have been developing a personal interest for new technology and visual communication. That experience allowed me 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.

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