Research and Creative Interests
- Visual Communication
- race and media
- Media Images
- Transnational migration
- News Media and Politics
My research focuses on empirical framing analysis, specifically I study the media coverage of immigration and ethnic groups and the intersection of verbal frames, visual frames and textual frames. I am also interested in how media affects the perception of migrants and ethnic minorities.
I am a quantitative scholar but I completed a Master’s Degree in Italian history at Royal Holloway, University of London where I studied extensively the visual representation of dictator Benito Mussolini in the news
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.