Georgiou, Myria

Dr Myria Georgiou  


Position held

Associate Professor in Media and Communications


Experience keywords:

audience research; diaspora, migration, and the media; identity and the media; media and the city; transnational communities and networks

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Dr Myria Georgiou's research focuses on transnational communication and cosmopolitan identities. Her current research has three distinct, though interconnected, strands. The first strand focuses on media consumption and its role in identity construction, especially among diasporic and migrant audiences. The second strand explores notions and experiences of citizenship as these relate to mediated communication in and across culturally diverse societies and their policy implications. The third strand focuses on the cosmopolitan city as a distinct cultural and political location of juxtapositions of difference that involve people, technologies and media cultures.

These strands are explored in a series of recent and current research project, that include a cross-European project on Arab audiences and citizenship (FP7); a study of the British press representation of minorities (EU Fundamental Rights Agency); and a study of transnational mediated gendered networks (WUN; University of Leeds). She is currently writing a book titled Media and the City (forthcoming, Polity Press).

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy; Creative Industries and Culture; Media Technology and New Media

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Europe; Mediterranean region; UK


French [Spoken: Basic, Written: N/A]; German [Spoken: Basic, Written: N/A]; Greek [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6177



Georgiou, Myria (2018) Does the subaltern speak? Migrant voices in digital Europe Popular Communication, 16 (1). 45-57. ISSN 1540-5702

Zhang, Chi and Motta, Wallis and Georgiou, Myria (2018) The enacted communication action context of ethnically diverse neighbourhoods and its implications for intergroup communication In: Kim, Yong-Chan and Matsaganis, Matthew and Wilkin, Holley and Jung, Joo-Young, (eds.) The Communication Ecology of 21st Century Urban Communities. Peter Lang.


Georgiou, Myria and Zaborowski, Rafal (2017) Media coverage of the “refugee crisis”: A cross-European perspective. Council of Europe report, Council of Europe.

Georgiou, Myria (2017) Conviviality is not enough: a communication perspective to the city of difference Communication, Culture and Critique, 10 (2). 261-279. ISSN 1753-9129

Chouliaraki, Lilie and Georgiou, Myria and Zaborowski, Rafal (2017) The European “migration crisis” and the media: A cross-European press content analysis The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Chouliaraki, Lilie and Georgiou, Myria (2017) Hospitability: the communicative architecture of humanitarian securitization at Europe's borders Journal of Communication, 67 (2). 159-180. ISSN 0021-9916

Georgiou, Myria (2017) Is London open? Mediating and ordering cosmopolitanism in crisis International Communication Gazette, 79 (6-7). 636-655. ISSN 1748-0485


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

Georgiou, Myria (2016) A view from Europe’s borderland: As Europe vows stricter border controls, what’s at stake at the border? Euro Crisis in the Press (23 Feb 2016) Blog entry

Zaborowski, Rafal and Georgiou, Myria (2016) Refugee 'crisis'? Try 'crisis in the European press' openDemocracy: free thinking for the world.

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

Georgiou, Myria and Motta, Wallis and Livingstone, Sonia (2016) Community through digital connectivity? Communication infrastructure in multicultural London: final report The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.


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


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, 32-48. ISBN 9780415627344

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

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

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

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


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, 365-380. ISBN 9781405198707

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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, 60-72. ISBN 9782811102944

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


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, 241-261. ISBN 9781847184733

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 1540-5702

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


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

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


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., 131-145. ISBN 1572735988

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, 30-44. ISBN 9780415354585

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

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


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, 33-53. ISBN 9780754643609

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

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


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, 52-60. ISBN 9780205344192


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.


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

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