Institute of Media Studies

Dr. Giuliana Sorce

Giuliana Sorce is a Postdoctoral Scholar in „Transformation of Media Cultures“.


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Universität Tübingen
Institut für Medienwissenschaft
Wilhelmstraße 50
72074 Tübingen



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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.

Curriculum Vitae

Giuliana Sorce studied American Studies (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) and Professional Communication Studies (Purdue University) in Germany and the US. As the recipient of a full doctoral scholarship, Giuliana Sorce earned her PhD in Mass Communication & Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State University. Her grant-supported dissertation project “Watching out for media: An institutional ethnographic perspective on the feminist-democratic media activism of Media Monitoring Africa” is based on fieldwork in Johannesburg, South Africa. Several of her dissertation chapters have appeared in international journals. 

Giuliana Sorce publishes in leading academic journals within media and communication studies (e.g., Journal of Communication, The Communication Review, Feminist Media Studies, International Journal of Communication, Global Media Journal); her research has been awarded with various Top Paper Awards at international conferences. Since 2019, Giuliana Sorce serves as web-coordinator for the “media, publics & gender” section of the German Communication Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft).

Next to offering regular courses in media methods, Giuliana Sorce teaches coursework in media theory and analysis. In 2014, her pedagogical innovations and service learning projects earned her a teaching award. She has taught at leading international institutions (Manchester University, Södertörn University, Erasmus University Rotterdam) and has experience in online teaching and curricular development.

Since 2018, Giuliana Sorce is a postdoctoral scholar within the unit “Transformations of Media Cultures” (Prof. Dr. Tanja Thomas). She is associated member of the Hans-Böckler-Doctoral Program “right-wing politics and exclusionary solidarities.”  In 2020, she was selected as a fellow in the Athene program for outstanding emerging scholars, supporting her habilitation endeavors.

For a detailed CV, see here.

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