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Emiliano Trere

Lecturer
School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

I am a Lecturer at Cardiff's School of Journalism, Media and Culture. My research addresses the issue of digital activism from a theoretical standpoint in relation to crucial questions of culture and identity on one side, and to the development of theoretical frameworks related to media theories of change as mediation, media ecologies, and mediatization on the other.

Biography

I am a Lecturer at Cardiff's School of Journalism, Media and Culture. My research addresses the issue of digital activism from a theoretical standpoint in relation to crucial questions of culture and identity on one side, and to the development of theoretical frameworks related to media theories of change as mediation, media ecologies, and mediatization on the other. Fluent in three languages, I am internationally recognized as a ‘bridge’ between the Western and the Latin American ‘schools of thought’ in media, communication, and social movement studies.

I am the author of Hybrid Media Activism: Ecologies, Imaginaries, Algorithms (forthcoming in the Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics: https://goo.gl/HLbA7P) and co-editor of Citizen Media and Practice (forthcoming in the Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media Routledge Series).

My publications include three co-edited special issues “Social Media and Protest Identities” (Information, Communication & Society, 2015), “Latin American Struggles & Digital Media Resistance” (International Journal of Communication, 2015), and "From Global Justice to Occupy and Podemos: Mapping Three Stages of Contemporary Activism" (tripleC, 2017). I also act as Consultant Editor for the forthcoming Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media. I am the cofounder of the "Big Data from the South" Research Initiative that aims to grasp and interrogate the diverse techno-cultural practices that subvert the dominant narratives of datafication as theorized and narrated by the global north.

Since November 2018, I act as the vice-chair of the 'Communication and Democracy' section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association).

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Social movements, digital activism, political communication, media theory, alternative media, big data, Latin America, Global South

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Books

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 Featured Title - Hybrid Media Activism (Treré) - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Social Movement Studies

Repression, resistance and lifestyle: charting (dis) connection and activism in times of accelerated capitalism


Published: Jan 13, 2019 by Social Movement Studies
Authors: Kaun, Anne and Treré, Emiliano

The article charts a typology of digital disconnection as political practice and site of struggle bringing emerging literatures on disconnection, i.e. forms of media technology non-use to the field of social movement studies and studies of civic engagement.

Information, Communication and Society

In search of the ‘we’ of social media activism: introduction to the special issue on social media and protest identities


Published: Jan 13, 2019 by Information, Communication and Society
Authors: Gerbaudo, Paolo and Treré, Emiliano

intro to the special issue on social media and protest identities

Information, Communication and Society

Reclaiming, proclaiming, and maintaining collective identity in the #YoSoy132 movement in Mexico: an examination of digital frontstage and backstage activism through social media and instant messaging platforms


Published: Jan 13, 2019 by Information, Communication and Society
Authors: Treré, Emiliano

Based on a two-year multimodal ethnography of the Mexican #YoSoy132 movement, the article demonstrates that the concept of collective identity is still able to yield relevant insights into the study of current movements, especially in connection with the use of social media platforms.

Information, Communication and Society

Media ecologies and protest movements: main perspectives and key lessons


Published: Jan 13, 2019 by Information, Communication and Society
Authors: Mattoni, Alice and Treré, Emiliano

The article critically reviews and classifies the diverse strands of scholarship that adopt the ecological metaphor in their exploration of activism, and connects them with the more general literature on media and communication ecologies.