Media @ McGill

Claudia Padovani



Via del Santo 28
35123 Padova, Italy
Tel. 0039 049 8274280
Fax 0039 049 8274029

Claudia Padovani is researcher and senior lecturer in Political Science and International Relations at the Department of Historical and Political Studies, University of Padova (Italy), where she teaches graduate courses in International Communication and Institutions and Governance of Global Communication.

Her main research interests concern the transformation of political processes in the global context and how these transformations relate to communication processes and systems. She has been looking at multi-stakeholderism in global governance; international political communication; global communication policy and internet governance; trans-national social mobilizations around media reform, media democratization and communication rights. Recent research activities have focused on transnational governance networks on communication.

Claudia is a member of the International Council of the IAMCR where she also chairs the Working Group on Global Media Policy and member of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). She also chairs the International Communication section of the Political Communication Standing group in the Italian Society of Political Science (SISP). Claudia is a Media@McGill visiting research fellow for the period 2009/2010 to participate in advancements of a Global Media Policy Mapping project. While in Montreal she will also act as Italian co-coordinator for the IV edition of the international Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) on gender representation in the news, promoted by the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and taking place in November 2009.

Moreover she will be finalizing two publication projects: one on communication rights and transnational mobilizations (forthcoming with Hampton Press) and a reader on global communication governance for an Italian readership (Governare il globale: reti, attori e politiche di comunicazione, forthcoming with De Agostini).


Department of Historical and Political Studies, University of Padova