Dr Mirca Madianou

Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London

Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London

Mirca Madianou has recently moved to the Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication in the Department of Media and Communications.

Prior to taking up this post she was a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, having previously been a Newton Trust Lecturer in Sociology and a Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College in Cambridge. Before coming to Cambridge she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, UCL (2002-4). In 2002 she was awarded a PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics on the relationship between the media and national and transnational identities in Greece. This research is the basis of her book entitled Mediating the Nation (UCL Press/Routledge, 2005).

Her research examines the role of new communication technologies in the context of migration and transnational families in particular. She is the author of several journal articles on nationalism, transnationalism and the media; new media and migration; audiences (particularly the audiences for news media) and the role of emotions in mediated communication.

Research interests include sociology of media and culture and particularly the social and political impact of mediated communication; new communication technologies and migrant transantionalism; media, nationalism and identities; media audiences and consumption; sociology of news; the emotional dimension of mediated communication; comparative ethnography.