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