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Dr Myria Georgiou

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Department of Media and Communications

London School of Economics and Political Science

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE

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email: m.a.georgiou@lse.ac.uk

 

 


 

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Dr Myria Georgiou

Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Department

Dr Myria Georgiou is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department at the Dept. of Media and Communications, LSE. She has a PhD in Sociology (LSE), an MSc in Journalism (Boston University) and a BA in Sociology (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.

Her PhD was conducted under the guidance of Roger Silverstone and her doctoral thesis was an ethnography of media consumption and identity construction within the London Greek Cypriot diaspora. After her PhD, she took up a postdoctoral position at the LSE, working again with Roger Silverstone (EMTEL2 Network; FP5), and conducting the first ever mapping of diasporic media in the EU. Dr Georgiou has served as the Chair of the Ethnicity and Race in Communication (ERIC) Division of ICA (2009-11); she is the founder and former chair of the Diaspora, Migration and Media section of ECREA and she is a Board Member of the Urban Communication Foundation (UCF). Her expertise in the area of cultural diversity and mediation has led to a number of invited consultancies and advisory roles for various organisations, including the Council of Europe; International Broadcasting Trust (IBT); Panos Paris; and Panos London. Her work has been published in English, French, Japanese, and Greek.

For more than 20 years, Myria Georgiou has been researching media and communications’ role in constructing meanings of identity and citizenship. Her current research has three distinct but interconnected strands. The first strand examines the synergetic relation between media and the city and the ways in which their close interconnection organises and regulates urban publics and communities. The second strand examines media’s role in identity construction, especially among diasporic populations and migrants. The third strand explores the ways in which diversity is represented in the media and the consequences that these representations have for the European ethical and political space. 

These strands are explored in a series of recent and current research project that include a study of communication infrastructure in multicultural London (LSE); a cross-European project on migration and the media in the context of t Europe’s “refugee crisis” (LSE); a cross-European project on Arab audiences and citizenship (EU); and a study of digital politics among London’s youth (EU). She has recently completed a book titled Media and the City (2013, Polity Press).

Current and recent research projects

(2016-18)  Social Media and Identity from the Perspective of Diasporic LGBTQs. European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie-Curie European Fellowship Research Fellow: Lukasz (PI)

(2016-19) Alevi Television and the Making of Transnational Alevi Identity.  The Royal Society Newton International Fellowship (UK Academic; PI: Cetin Berfin)

(2013-2015) Marie Curie Inter-European Fellowship: (UPLOAD) Upload. Urban Politics of London Youngsters Analyzed Digitally, Research Fellow: K.Leurs (PI)

(2013-2014) Community through digital connectivity? Communication infrastructure in multicultural London.   LSE Seed Fund. (PI)

 (2008-2011) Media and Citizenship: Transnational Television Cultures Reshaping Political Identities in the European Union; European Commission FP7 (Partner, leading research in the UK, Spain, Cyprus)

(2007-2008) International Networks Collaboration Mediated Networks: Engendered Diaspora and Global Citizenship (funded by the World Universities Network and the University of Leeds)

(2007-2009) Representation of Minorities in the European Press - UK Team leader. EU Fundamental Rights Agency

Research students

  • Benjamin De La Pava Velez
  • Li Zhongwei

Books

Media and the city: cosmopolitanism and difference
Georgiou, Myria (2013) Media and the city: cosmopolitanism and difference. Polity global media and communication series . Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745648552

Transnational lives and the media: re-imagining diasporas
Georgiou, Myria, Bailey, Olga and Harindranath, R., eds. (2007) Transnational lives and the media: re-imagining diasporas. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230019836

Diaspora, identity and the media: diasporic transnationalism and mediated spatialities
Georgiou, Myria (2006) Diaspora, identity and the media: diasporic transnationalism and mediated spatialities. Hampton Press, Cresskill, N.J., United States. ISBN 1572737247

Book chapters

Community through multiple connectivities: mapping communication assets in multicultural London
Motta, Wallis and Georgiou, Myria (2016) Community through multiple connectivities: mapping communication assets in multicultural London. In: Aiello, G, Oakley, K and Tarantino, M, (eds.) Communication and the city. Peter Lang, New York, USA. (In Press)

Transnational nomads: articulations of subjectivity across diasporic mediascapes
Georgiou, Myria (2013) Transnational nomads: articulations of subjectivity across diasporic mediascapes. In: Kraidy, Marwan M., (ed.) Communication and Power in the Global Era: Orders and Borders. Shaping Inquiry in Culture, Communication and Media Studies. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 32-48. ISBN 9780415627344

Media, diaspora and the transnational context: cosmopolitanizing cross-national comparative research?
Georgiou, Myria (2012) Media, diaspora and the transnational context: cosmopolitanizing cross-national comparative research? In: Volkmer, Ingrid, (ed.) The Handbook of Global Media Research. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, pp. 365-380. ISBN 9781405198707

Diaspora, mediated communication and space: a transnational framework to study identity
Georgiou, Myria (2011) Diaspora, mediated communication and space: a transnational framework to study identity. In: Christensen, Miyase, Jansson, André and Christensen, Christian, (eds.) Online Territories: Globalization, Mediated Practice and Social Space. Digital formations(Vol 61). Peter Lang, New York, USA, pp. 205-221. ISBN 9781433107979

Media representations of diversity: the power of the mediated image
Georgiou, Myria (2009) Media representations of diversity: the power of the mediated image. In: Bloch, Alice and Solomos, John, (eds.) Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 9780230007789

Representing difference in the British media
Georgiou, Myria and Joo, Jae-Won (2009) Representing difference in the British media. In: Frachon, Claire, (ed.) Media and Cultural Diversity in Europe and North America. Karthala Editions, Paris, France, pp. 60-72. ISBN 9782811102944

Shifting cultural landscapes, shifting boundaries: diasporic media in Europe
Georgiou, Myria (2008) Shifting cultural landscapes, shifting boundaries: diasporic media in Europe. In: Christensen, Miyase and Erdoğan, Nezih, (eds.) Shifting Landscapes: Film and Media in European Context. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK, pp. 241-261. ISBN 9781847184733

Transnational crossroads for media and diaspora: three challenges for research
Georgiou, Myria (2007) Transnational crossroads for media and diaspora: three challenges for research. In: Bailey, Olga G., Georgiou, Myria and Harindranath, R., (eds.) Transnational Lives and the Media: Re-IMAgining Diasporas. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 9780230019836

Diasporic communities on line: a bottom up experience of transnationalism
Georgiou, Myria (2006) Diasporic communities on line: a bottom up experience of transnationalism. In: Sarikakis, Katharine and Thussu, Daya, (eds.) Ideologies of the Internet. Hampton Press, Cresskill, N.J., pp. 131-145. ISBN 1572735988

Diaspora and contra-flows beyond nationcentrism
Georgiou, Myria and Silverstone, Roger (2006) Diaspora and contra-flows beyond nationcentrism. In: Thussu, Daya Kishan, (ed.) Media on the Move: Global Flow and Contra-Flow. Communication and society. Routledge, London, pp. 30-44. ISBN 9780415354585

Mapping diasporic media cultures: a transnational cultural approach to exclusion
Georgiou, Myria (2005) Mapping diasporic media cultures: a transnational cultural approach to exclusion. In: Silverstone, Roger, (ed.) Media, Technology and Everyday Life in Europe: From Information to Communication. Ashgate, Farnham, UK, pp. 33-53. ISBN 9780754643609

Consuming ethnic Media, constructing ethnic identities, shaping communities: the case study of Greek Cypriots in London
Georgiou, Myria (2004) Consuming ethnic Media, constructing ethnic identities, shaping communities: the case study of Greek Cypriots in London. In: Lind, Rebecca Ann, (ed.) Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers. Allyn & Bacon, Boston, USA, pp. 52-60. ISBN 9780205344192

Articles

Conviviality is not enough: a communication perspective to the city of difference
Georgiou, Myria (2016) Conviviality is not enough: a communication perspective to the city of difference. Communication, Culture & Critique . ISSN 1753-9137

Digital makings of the cosmopolitan city? Young people’s urban imaginaries of London
Leurs, Koen and Georgiou, Myria (2016) Digital makings of the cosmopolitan city? Young people’s urban imaginaries of London. International Journal of Communication, 10 . 3689-3709 . ISSN 1932-8036

Seeking ontological security beyond the nation: the role of transnational television
Georgiou, Myria (2013) Seeking ontological security beyond the nation: the role of transnational television. Television and New Media, 14 (4). pp. 304-321. ISSN 1552-8316

Diaspora in the digital era: minorities and media representation
Georgiou, Myria (2013) Diaspora in the digital era: minorities and media representation. Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 12 (4). pp. 80-99. ISSN 1617-5247

Between strategic nostalgia and banal nomadism: explorations of transnational subjectivity among Arab audiences
Georgiou, Myria (2013) Between strategic nostalgia and banal nomadism: explorations of transnational subjectivity among Arab audiences. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 16 (1). pp. 23-39. ISSN 1367-8779

Introduction: gender, migration and the media
Georgiou, Myria (2012) Introduction: gender, migration and the media. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35 (5). pp. 791-799. ISSN 0141-9870

Watching soap opera in the diaspora: cultural proximity or critical proximity?
Georgiou, Myria (2012) Watching soap opera in the diaspora: cultural proximity or critical proximity? Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35 (5). pp. 868-887. ISSN 0141-9870

Media and the city: making sense of place
Georgiou, Myria (2011) Media and the city: making sense of place. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 6 (3). pp. 343-350. ISSN 1740-8296

Media use at the crossroads: Nicosia
El Issawi, Fatima and Georgiou, Myria (2010) Media use at the crossroads: Nicosia. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 11 (6). pp. 758-763. ISSN 1464-8849

Identity, space and the media: thinking through diaspora
Georgiou, Myria (2010) Identity, space and the media: thinking through diaspora. Revue Europeenne des Migrations Internationales, 26 (1). pp. 17-36. ISSN 1777-5418

“In the end, Germany will always resort to hot pants”: watching Europe singing, constructing the stereotype
Georgiou, Myria (2008) “In the end, Germany will always resort to hot pants”: watching Europe singing, constructing the stereotype. Popular Communication, 6 (3). 141 -154. ISSN 1540-5710

Urban encounters: juxtapositions of difference and the communicative interface of global cities
Georgiou, Myria (2008) Urban encounters: juxtapositions of difference and the communicative interface of global cities. International Communication Gazette, 70 (3-4). pp. 223-235. ISSN 1748-0485

Cities of difference: cultural juxtapositions and urban politics of representation
Georgiou, Myria (2006) Cities of difference: cultural juxtapositions and urban politics of representation. International Journal of Cultural and Media Politics, 2 (3). pp. 283-298. ISSN 2040-0918

Diasporic media across Europe: multicultural societies and the universalism–particularism continuum
Georgiou, Myria (2005) Diasporic media across Europe: multicultural societies and the universalism–particularism continuum. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31 (3). pp. 481-498. ISSN 1469-9451

Editorial introduction: media and minorities in multicultural Europe
Silverstone, Roger and Georgiou, Myria (2005) Editorial introduction: media and minorities in multicultural Europe. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31 (3). pp. 433-441. ISSN 1369-183X

Les diasporas en ligne: une expérience concrète de transnationalisme
Georgiou, Myria (2002) Les diasporas en ligne: une expérience concrète de transnationalisme. Hommes and Migrations (1240). pp. 10-18. ISSN 0223-3290

Crossing the boundaries of the ethnic home: media consumption and ethnic identity construction in the public space: the case of the Cypriot Community Centre in north London
Georgiou, Myria (2001) Crossing the boundaries of the ethnic home: media consumption and ethnic identity construction in the public space: the case of the Cypriot Community Centre in north London. International Communication Gazette, 63 (4). pp. 311-329. ISSN 1748-0485

Reports

Mediane: media in Europe for diversity inclusiveness
Georgiou, Myria (2014) Mediane: media in Europe for diversity inclusiveness. Methodological Paper, Council of Europe, London, UK.

Existential field 8: appendix to the report - special focus pieces
Georgiou, Myria, Haddon, Leslie, Helsper, Ellen and Wang, Yinhan (2010) Existential field 8: appendix to the report - special focus pieces. Working reports: Existential Fields, EF8. Family Platform Project.

Mapping diasporic media across the EU: addressing cultural exclusion
Georgiou, Myria (2003) Mapping diasporic media across the EU: addressing cultural exclusion. European Media Technology and Everyday Life Network (EMTEL) II, Key Deliverables, Media@LSE, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

 

 
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Georgiou, Myria (2013) Media and the city: cosmopolitanism and difference. Polity global media and communication series. Polity Press, Cambridge, UK.  

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Georgiou, Myria (2012) (ed) Gender, Migration and the Media. (Ethnic and Racial Studies). Routledge. UK.