Gianna Cappello

She is Associate Professor at the University of Palermo, where she teaches Digital Sociology and Media Education. She is President of MED (Italian Association for Media Education) and Vice President of IAME (International Association for Media Education), co-editor of the Journal of Media Education, Studi, Ricerche e Buone Pratiche (Firenze University Press). Her fields of research include cultural studies, media studies, digital sociology and education sociology. She is currently working on a EU Horizon project on “educational commons” and digital media. She has carried out extensive research on media education in disadvantaged urban areas to foster youth civic participation and active citizenship. She has recently written about the datafication and platformization of Italian schools (forthcoming).