Job Title: UAF in Multimodal Communication
My research focuses on the meaning potentials of the combined use of modes (such as colour, layout, image, speech, writing, gestures, face expressions) in digital environments. The work stems from the following three assumptions:
My academic fellowship in Leeds, starting in September 2015 and based at the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, is aimed at developing theories and methods for the analysis of cross-cultural multimodal sign-making in digital environments. The work is intended to have applications for digital literacy in international communication.
After my PhD at the University of Verona (Italy) and a one-year Special Research Programme at the Institute of Education (London), with research on YouTube and mobile technologies, I have worked as a research fellow in English Language and Translation at the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy), and in an ESRC/NCRM-funded project on Methodologies for Multimodal and Narrative Analysis of UK Food Blogs, based at the Institute of Education (UCL-London).
I am excited to start working at the University of Leeds and very much look forward to meeting and collaborating with colleagues with related interests, especially in the fields of digital studies and design, languages, translation and visual communication.