Gabriele Cosentino


Assistant Professor
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
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Brief Biography

Gabriele Cosentino owns a Laurea Degree in Communication Science from the University of Bologna and a PhD in media, culture and communication from New York University. Cosentino has taught in multiple universities in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, most recently as visiting assistant professor at the Lebanese American University of Beirut. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, among others, Popular Communication, Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, Journal of African Media Studies, and chapters in edited collections in the field of political communication, cultural globalization and disinformation studies. His latest book is Social Media and the Post-Truth World Order (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), and the upcoming book is The InfodemicGeopolitics, Disinformation, and the Covid-19 Pandemic (Bloomsbury Academic, 2022). Cosentino has presented his research in a plurality of academic conferences, including ICA and ECREA.

    • 2011: PhD in Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
    • 2001: Laurea Degree (Bachelor and Master’s Degree) in Communication Science, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Books

    • The Infodemic. Disinformation, Geopolitics, and the Covid-19 Pandemic (Forthcoming 2022). BloomsburyAcademic
    • Social Media and the Post-Truth World Order. Palgrave Macmillan. 2020
    • L’era della Post-Verità. Media e Populismi dalla Brexit a Trump. 2017. Imprimatur.

    Peer-Reviewed Publications 

    • You can’t Arrest a Virus: The Freedom of Expression Crisis within Egypt’s Response to Covid-19. (2021) Journal of African Media Studies, 13: 2
    • Post-truth Politics in the Middle East: The Case Studies of Syria and Turkey (2019) with Berke Alikasifoglu. Artnodes Journal, 24
    • Representing Local Identities Through Global Television Formats in China and India: A Comparative Analysis of Super Girl and Indian Idol 3 (2016) Communications, Media, Design Journal, 3: 1
    • L’Isola dei Famosi: Minority Politics in Italy via Reality Television (2015) Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, 3: 1+2
    • The Comical Inquisition. Striscia La Notizia and the Politics of Fake News on Italian Television (2012) Popular Communication, 10: 52–65; reprinted in (2012) Baym, G. and Jones, J. (eds.) News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe. Routledge
    • Silvio Berlusconi. The One-Man Brand (2010) with Doyle, Waddick in Aronczyk, M. and Powers, D. (eds.) Blowing up the Brand: Critical Perspectives on Promotional Culture. Peter Lang. 

    Book chapters

    • Tearing up Television News across Borders: Format Transfer of News Parody Shows between Italy and Bulgaria (2009) with Doyle, Waddick and Todorova, Dimitrina in Moran, A. (ed.) TV Formats Worldwide: Localizing Global Programs. Intellect
    • Hacking the iPod: A Look Inside Apple’s Portable Music Player (2006) in Ayers, M.  (ed.) Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture. Peter Lang: New York; reprinted in (2011) Giddins, S. and Lister, M. (eds.) The New Media and Technocultures Reader. Routledge
Research Interest
  • Political Communication
  • Disinformation and Post-truth
  • Cultural Globalization
  • Media Activism