Research and Creative Interests
- Visual Communication
- race and media
- Media Images
- Transnational migration
- News Media and Politics
My research focuses on the intersection of digital and social media, political and visual communication and online journalism. Currently my analysis embraces three distinct but complementary paths: I am particularly interested in how media frame immigration and ethnic groups and in the empirical connections between verbal, visual and textual frames. I also study how media affect the people’s perception and public opinion in relation to the politics and policies surrounding race and immigration. As a scholar and instructor of visual communication, I pay particular attention on how political institutions and political leaders use visual as a persuasion and propaganda tool.
Famulari, U. (2017). The Duce on the Screen: The image of Mussolini in the newsreels of the Istituto Luce. Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies, 4(2), 249-265.
During my time here at Indiana University I taught courses in introduction to media, design and production and visual communication.