Prof. Myria Georgiou (London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Media and Communication) visited Utrecht University on September 20, 2019 to lead a masterclass on “Media and the City.”
About the speaker
Myria Georgiou is Professor of Media and Communications in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. She holds a PhD in Sociology from LSE, an MSc in Journalism from Boston University and a BA in Sociology from Panteion University, Athens. Her research focuses on media and the city; urban technologies and politics of connection; and the ways in which migration and diaspora are politically, culturally and morally constituted in the context of mediation. For more than 20 years she has been conducting and leading cross-national and transurban research across Europe and between British and American cities. She has also worked as a journalist for BBC World Service, Greek press, and the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.
She has published widely on questions of identity construction within mediated urban and transnational spaces. Her publications include: Media and the City. Cosmopolitanism and Difference (2013), Gender, Migration and the Media (2013), Transnational Lives and the Media: Reimagining Diasporas (2007), Diaspora, Identity and the Media: Diasporic Transnationalism and Mediated Spatialities (2006).