data technologies and children’s data rights
anthropology and ethnography of media
artificial intelligence and human rights
media cultures and digital transformations
Prof. Dr. Barassi is a Professor in Media and Communication Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS-HSG), she is also the Chair for Media and Culture in the Institute of Media and Communication Management (MCM-HSG). Prof Dr. Barassi teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the intersection of media and communication studies (e.g. state/media/market relations; media concentration and ownership; global media and globalization theories); cultural studies (e.g. theories of representation; ideology; gender, race, postcolonial and critical theory) and media sociology and anthropology (e.g. classical social theory, myth, symbolism and rituals). Her research is interdisciplinary, critical, and cross-cultural in nature and is primarily concerned with understanding of the democratic possibilities and challenges of digital transformations by looking at the emergence of new forms of networked sociality and identity (from social media to AI).