Brechtbau (Wilhelmstraße 50)
Room No. 218
+49 (0) 7071 29-76817
Institut für Medienwissenschaft
Office hours during semester break
I kindly ask that you send me an email as to why you come to see me (e.g., presentation, final paper, general advising, Bachelor/Master’s thesis) at least two days in advance so we can make the most of our time together.
Giuliana Sorce’s research expertise includes critical/cultural media theory, feminist media and gender studies, international communications and global media studies, and qualitative methods. Her current research program centers media activism and (digital) participation, mediated discourses of inclusion/exclusion, as well as media, culture and society.
Giuliana Sorce received her BA in American Studies from the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and her MA in Professional Communication Studies from Purdue University Fort Wayne (USA). Between 2011-2014, she served as Graduate Instructor at Purdue University and Adjunct Faculty at Manchester University (USA). As the recipient of a full doctoral scholarship, Giuliana Sorce graduated with her PhD from the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State University (USA) in 2017. For her dissertation fieldwork, Giuliana Sorce researched and worked with a media activist NGO in Johannesburg (South Africa). Giuliana Sorce’s dissertation, entitled “Watching out for media: An institutional ethnographic perspective on the feminist-democratic media activism of Media Monitoring Africa,” won three competitive research grants and a top paper award. While in the US, she won several research and teaching awards. Since 2018, Giuliana Sorce is a postdoctoral scholar with Prof. Dr. Tanja Thomas and completes her habilitation project in the area of “Transformations of (Digital) Media Cultures via Participation and Activism.” For a detailed CV, see here.
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2019). Institutional ethnography for communication and media research. The Communication Review. Available here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10714421.2019.1659703
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2019). Weaving into the mediascape: An institutional ethnography of NGO media activism in South Africa. Global Media Journal German Edition, 9(1), 1-28. Available here: https://doi.org/10.22032/dbt.38715
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2018). Sounding the alarm for right-wing #MeToo: “120 Dezibel” in Germany. Feminist Media Studies, 18(6). Available here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14680777.2018.1532146
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2018). Review of Victor Pickard and Guobing Yang, Media activism in the digital age, in Critical Studies in Media Communication, 36(4), 390-392. Available here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15295036.2018.1465194
- Doane, Bethany T., McCormick, Kaitlyn, & Sorce, Giuliana. (2016). Changing methods for feminist public scholarship: Lessons from Sarah Koenig’s podcast Serial. Feminist Media Studies, 17(1), 119-121. Available here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14680777.2017.1261465
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2016). Review of Kaarle Nordenstreng and Daya K. Thussu, Mapping BRICS Media, in Global Media Journal German Edition, 6(2), n. p. Available here: http://www.globalmediajournal.de/2016/12/13/review-mapping-brics-media/
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2016). Review of Elana Levine, Cupcakes, Pinterest, and ladyporn: Feminized popular culture in the early twenty-first century, in Feminist Media Studies, 16(3), 543-544. Available here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14680777.2016.1161341
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2016). Review of Kaitlynn Mendes, SlutWalk: Feminism, activism, and media, in International Journal of Communication, 10, 60-62. Available here: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/4848/1522
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2015). Hitler and humor: Coming to terms with the past through parody. Global Media Journal German Edition, 5(2), n. p. Available here: https://www.db-thueringen.de/servlets/MCRFileNodeServlet/dbt_derivate_00032872/GMJ10_Sorce_final.pdf.
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2015). Review of Karma R. Chávez, Queer migration politics: Activist rhetoric and coalitional possibilities, in Women’s Studies in Communication, 38(3), 353-356. Available here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07491409.2015.1064722