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Gabriele Cosentino

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Brief Biography

Gabriele Cosentino owns a PhD in media, culture and communication from New York University, and a laurea degree in communication science from the University of Bologna. Cosentino has taught at universities in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, most recently as a visiting assistant professor at the Lebanese American University in Beirut. He has published several articles on digital media, political communication and cultural globalization in peer-reviewed journals, such as Popular Communication, the journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies and the Journal of African Media Studies. He also has published chapters in edited collections, such as the The New Media and Technocultures Reader and The Palgrave Handbook of Geopolitics. His most recents books are 'Social Media and the Post-Truth World Order' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), and 'The Infodemic. Geopolitics, Disinformation, and the Covid-19 Pandemic' (Bloomsbury Academic, 2023). Cosentino has presented his research in a plurality of academic conferences, including ICA and ECREA.

Research Interest
  • Political Communication

  • Disinformation and Post-truth

  • Cultural Globalization

  • 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


  • The Infodemic. Disinformation, Geopolitics, and the Covid-19 Pandemic (2023). Bloomsbury Academic

  • Social Media and the Post-Truth World Order (2020) Palgrave Macmillan.

  • 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

  • The debate on the origins of Covid-19: a geopolitical perspective (forthcoming 2024), in Cope, Z. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Geopolitics 

  • 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