Brechtbau (Wilhelmstraße 50)
Room No. 218
+49 (0) 7071 29-76817
Institut für Medienwissenschaft
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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.
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.
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2019). Building critical feminist media literacy: Gender, sexuality, and labor in the age of internet pornography, in A. Atay & D. Fassett (eds.), Mediated Critical Communication Pedagogy. Lanham: Lexington Books.
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2019). Media activism, in D. Merskin (ed.), The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. Thousand Oaks: SAGE.
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2019). Luxembourg, in D. Merskin (ed.), The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. Thousand Oaks: SAGE.
- Sorce, Giuliana. (2019). Institutional ethnography for communication and media research. The Communication Review, 22(4), 296-308. 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