Marica Spalletta

Associate Professor

Coordinator of the Bachelor's Degree in Political sciences and international relations (L-36)

Link Campus University - Rome

Course Catalogue

MARICA SPALLETTA is associate professor of Sociology of Cultural and Communicative Processes at LINK University, where she teaches "Media and Politics," "Public Communication," and "Sociology of Communication," and is the Rector's Delegate for Quality Assurance and Coordinator of the Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Relations. She is also Scientific Coordinator of Link LAB (Laboratory for Social Research) and deputy director of the Permanent Observatory on Youth "Generation Proteo"

In 2023, he was awarded the National Scientific Qualification for the positions of first-rank professor in the competitive area 14/C2.

PhD in "Cultures of Communication" (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan), was a research fellow at LUISS Guido Carli and a researcher at the University of Guglielmo Marconi. She has also carried out study periods abroad at the McLuhan Center in Culture & Technology (University of Toronto) and the Faculty of Journalism and Communication at the University of Bucharest.

His research interests focus on the construction of agenda processes and the forms of media representation of reality; the relationship between the political system/media system and the effects on political and institutional communication; the mechanisms of credibility construction and perception and their influence on public opinion formation processes.

Over the past two decades she has participated in and directed various researches carried out in partnership with Universities/Bodies/Institutions. She is currently principal investigator of the European project GEMINI-Gender Equality Through Media Investigation and New training Insights (CERV-2022-GE). Previously, she was scientific unit leader in the 2015 PRIN project on Media and Terrorism. The Impact of Communication and Digital Networks on Perceived Insecurity, as well as a participant in the H2020 international research project DETECt-Detecting Transcultural Identity in European Popular Crime Narratives. She was also a delegate of the Catholic Union of the Italian Press in the Technical Table for the guarantee of pluralism and fairness of information on digital platforms, established at AgCOM.

She is the author of about 100 scientific publications, in band A journals and with publishers of relevant national and international prestige. Recent publications include: “Verso un attivismo diffuso. Processi di agenda ed effetti sui modelli giornalistici nel coverage della crisi di governo” (Problemi dell’informazione, 2023); “Unsuitable Jobs for Women. Women’s Behind-the-Scenes Employment and Female On-Screen Representation in Italian TV Crime Drama” (Comunicazioni sociali, 2023); “Audiences of popular European television crime drama: A nine-country study on consumption patterns, attitudes, and drivers of transcultural connection” (European Journal of Communication, 2023); “Setting the Aware Agenda of the Covid-19 Health Emergency: The Italian Public Authorities’ Social Media Coverage” (IGI Global, 2021).


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