Dr Roza Tsagarousianou

Reader in Media and Communications

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Roza is Reader in Media and Communication at the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster. She holds a BSc (Hons) with Distinction in Political Science and International Studies from Panteion University (Athens, Greece) and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Kent at Canterbury.

She is a member of the CAMRI research centre, the Homelands research group and the Westminster University Migration Network. She has been the Director of the CAMRI Doctoral programme, of the MA in Communications and has developed and is currently leading the MA in Diversity and the Media, offered in collaboration with the Media Diversity Institute.

Roza was the convenor of the Diasporas and the Media working group of IAMCR, The International Association for Media and Communication Research (2004-2015).

She leads and teaches the following modules: Approaches to Social and Cultural Diversity; Diversity in the Media: Models, Institutions, Practices; Multiculturalism and the Media; Media, Time and Space. She is currently the Director of Studies to six doctoral students and the second supervisor to 5 and has fourteen successful PhD completions.

Her current research interests include the study of diasporic media and cultural politics; diasporic youth and digital media; the management of refugee movements and populations; multiculturalism (theory and policy); European Muslim cultures and media; democracy and everyday life.

Roza has published extensively on electronic democracy, diasporic media and audiences and European Muslim cultures. 

Her monographs include Diasporic Cultures and Globalization (Shaker 2007) and  Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks (Palgrave 2013).She has co-edited a special issue of Javnost/The Public (2002:1) on the theme 'Diasporic Communications: Transnational & Local Cross-currents' and a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies on the theme of Rethinking Multiculturalism. She has co-edited Cyberdemocracy: Technologies, Cities and Civic Networks (Routledge 1997). She has recently finished her latest monograph The Securitisation of Islam in Europe: Public debate, Policy, identity and Citizenship (Palgrave forthcoming 2018) and is working on a co-edited anthology on Diasporas, Media and Culture, supported by the IAMCR and published by Wiley Blackwell (forthcoming 2018).

She has been invited as a keynote speaker in numerous events, including the World Electronic Media Forum, the International Organisation for Migration Conference on Media and Migration, the Westminster Foundation on Ethnicity, Religion and the Media Forum, the Demos Becoming Virtual project.

She is interested in supervising doctoral research in the following areas: globalization and transnational cultural flows; diasporic media and cultural politics; multiculturalism (theory and policy); information and communication technologies and social/political identity formation, democracy and everyday life, European Muslim audiences and cultures.

I have been Director  of the CAMRI Doctoral programme, The MA in Communications  and have developed and I am currently leading the MA in Diversity and the Media, offered in collaboration with the Media Diversity Institute.

I am the module leader and teach the following modules:  Approaches to Social and Cultural Diversity; Diversity in the Media: Models, institutions, Practices; Multiculturalism and the Media; Media, Time and Space.

I am currently supervising six doctoral students and have fourteen successful PhD completions.

I welcome doctoral study proposals or ideas in the following areas: globalization and transnational cultural flows; diasporic media and cultural politics; multiculturalism (theory and policy);  communication technologies and social/political identity formation;  democracy and everyday life, European Muslim audiences and cultures.

My current research interests include the study of diasporic media and cultural politics; diasporic youth and digital media; the management of refugee movements and populations; multiculturalism (theory and policy); European Muslim cultures and media; democracy and everyday life.

I have published extensively on electronic democracy, diasporic media and audiences and European Muslim cultures. I have co-edited a special issue of Javnost/The Public (2002:1) on the theme Diasporic Communications: Transnational & Local Cross-currents and, more recently, a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies on the theme Rethinking Multiculturalism.

I have co-edited Cyberdemocracy: Technologies, Cities and Civic Networks (Routledge 1997). 

My monographs include Diasporic Cultures and Globalization (Shaker 2007) and  Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks (Palgrave 2013). I have currently finished my latest monograph The Securitisation of Islam in Europe: Public debate, Policy, identity and Citizenship (Palgrave forthcoming 2018) and I am working on a co-edited anthology on Diasporas, Media and Culturesupported by the IAMCR and published by Wiley Blackwell (forthcoming 2018).

My most recent research project engages with the management of refugee populations across Europe. I am in the  process of analysing data collected from a six week fieldwork in two refugee camps in the Island of Lesvos in Greece. I am focusing on different understandings of rights, and on the use of digital technologies as archives of the past and as spaces for the narration of the future.

2018

The Securitization of Islam in Europe: Public debate, Policy, Identity and Citizenship (2018)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2018. The Securitization of Islam in Europe: Public debate, Policy, Identity and Citizenship. Blackwell Publishers.
The handbook of Diasporas, Media and Culture (2018)
Tsagarousianou, R. and Retis-Rivas, J. (ed.) 2018. The handbook of Diasporas, Media and Culture. Wiley-Blackwell.

2013

Islam in Europe: public spaces and civic networks (2013)
Sofos, S.A. and Tsagarousianou, R. 2013. Islam in Europe: public spaces and civic networks. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.

2007

Diasporic cultures and globalisation (2007)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2007. Diasporic cultures and globalisation. Maastricht Shaker Publishing.

1997

Cyberdemocracy: Technology, Cities and Civic Networks (1997)
Tsagarousianou, R., Tambini, D. and Bryan, C. (ed.) 1997. Cyberdemocracy: Technology, Cities and Civic Networks. London Routledge.

2018

Is there a Muslim Diaspora? (2018)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2018. Is there a Muslim Diaspora? in: Tsagarousianou, R. and Retis-Rivas, J. (ed.) The Handbook of Diasporas, Media and Culture Wiley-Blackwell.

2017

Public narratives and the construction of memory among European Muslims (2017)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2017. Public narratives and the construction of memory among European Muslims. in: Raudvere, C. (ed.) Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past: History Cultures in the Modern Muslim World London Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 127-148

2016

Muslims in Public and Media Discourse in Western Europe: The Reproduction of Aporia and Exclusion (2016)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2016. Muslims in Public and Media Discourse in Western Europe: The Reproduction of Aporia and Exclusion. in: Mertens, S. and de Smaele, H. (ed.) Representations of Islam in the News: A Cross-Cultural Analysis Lanham, Maryland, USA Lexington Books. pp. 3-20

2007

"Re-evaluating dispora": connectivity, mobilization and imagination in a globalised world (2007)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2007. "Re-evaluating dispora": connectivity, mobilization and imagination in a globalised world. in: Sahoo, A.K. and Maharaj, B. (ed.) Sociology of diaspora: a reader Jaipur, India Rawat. pp. 101-117

2001

Diasporic audiences, media uses and constructions of 'community' (2001)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2001. Diasporic audiences, media uses and constructions of 'community'. in: Ross, K. and Playdon, P. (ed.) Black Marks: Minority Ethnic Audiences and Media London Ashgate.
Ethnic minority media audiences, community and identity: the case of London's South Asian and Greek-Cypriot communities (2001)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2001. Ethnic minority media audiences, community and identity: the case of London's South Asian and Greek-Cypriot communities. in: Ross, K. and Playdon, P. (ed.) Black marks: minority ethnic audiences and media Aldershot, UK Ashgate. pp. 17-32
Ethnic community media, community identity and citizenship in contemporary Britain (2001)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2001. Ethnic community media, community identity and citizenship in contemporary Britain. in: Jankowski, N. and Prehn, O. (ed.) Community media in the information age: perspectives and prospects Cresskill, USA Hampton Press. pp. 209-230
'A space where one feels at home': media consumption practices among London's South Asian and Greek Cypriot communities (2001)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2001. 'A space where one feels at home': media consumption practices among London's South Asian and Greek Cypriot communities. in: King, R. and Wood, N. (ed.) Media and migration: constructions of mobility and difference London, UK Routledge.

1999

Nationalism, ethnic antagonism and mass communication in Greece (1999)
Tsagarousianou, R. 1999. Nationalism, ethnic antagonism and mass communication in Greece. in: Seaton, J. and Allen, T. (ed.) The Media of Conflict: War Reporting and Representations of Ethnic Violence London Zed Books.

1997

Electronic democracy and the public sphere: opportunities and challenges (1997)
Tsagarousianou, R. 1997. Electronic democracy and the public sphere: opportunities and challenges. in: Tsagarousianou, R., Tambini, D. and Bryan, C. (ed.) Cyberdemocracy: Technology, cities and civic networks London Routledge. pp. 167-179
Electronic democracy and the civic networking movement in context (1997)
Tsagarousianou, R. and Tambini, D. 1997. Electronic democracy and the civic networking movement in context. in: Tsagarousianou, R., Tambini, D. and Bryan, C. (ed.) Cyberdemecracy: Technology, cities and civic networks London Routledge. pp. 1-18
Back to the future of democracy? New technologies, civic networks and direct democracy in Greece (1997)
Tsagarousianou, R. 1997. Back to the future of democracy? New technologies, civic networks and direct democracy in Greece. in: Tsagarousianou, R., Tambini, D. and Bryan, C. (ed.) Cyberdemocracy, technologies, cities, and civic networks London Routledge. pp. 41-59

1996

TV coverage of the conflict in former Yugoslavia (1996)
Tsagarousianou, R. 1996. TV coverage of the conflict in former Yugoslavia. in: Gow, J., Paterson, R. and Preston, A. (ed.) Bosnia by Television London BFI Publishing.

2016

European Muslim Diasporic Geographies: Media Use and the Production of Translocality (2016)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2016. European Muslim Diasporic Geographies: Media Use and the Production of Translocality. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. 9 (1), pp. 62-86.

2012

European Muslim audiences and the negotiation of belonging (2012)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2012. European Muslim audiences and the negotiation of belonging. Journal of Contemporary European Studies. 20 (3), pp. 285-294.
Back to the drawing board: rethinking multiculturalism (2012)
Sofos, S.A. and Tsagarousianou, R. 2012. Back to the drawing board: rethinking multiculturalism. Journal of Contemporary European Studies. 20 (3), pp. 263-271.

2008

Narrating the diaspora: diasporic audiences and the construction of diasporic experience (2008)
Tsagarousianou, R. and Wen, T. 2008. Narrating the diaspora: diasporic audiences and the construction of diasporic experience. Journalism & Communication Review.

2002

Diasporic communication: transnational cultural practices and communicative spaces (2002)
Fazal, S. and Tsagarousianou, R. 2002. Diasporic communication: transnational cultural practices and communicative spaces. Javnost/The Public. 9 (1), pp. 5-18.

2000

Electronic democracy in practice: one, two, three .... countless variants (2000)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2000. Electronic democracy in practice: one, two, three .... countless variants. Revue Hermès - Cognition Communication Politique - Editions du CNRS, Paris. pp. 233-246.

1999

Gone to the market? The development of Asian and Greek-Cypriot community media in Britain (1999)
Tsagarousianou, R. 1999. Gone to the market? The development of Asian and Greek-Cypriot community media in Britain. Javnost / The Public - Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture. 6 (1), pp. 55-70.
Electronic democracy: rhetoric and reality (1999)
Tsagarousianou, R. 1999. Electronic democracy: rhetoric and reality. European Journal of Communication Research. 24 (2), pp. 189-208.

1996

Nationalism, the public sphere, and mass communications in Greece (1996)
Tsagarousianou, R. 1996. Nationalism, the public sphere, and mass communications in Greece. Contemporary Politics. 2 (1), pp. 57-69.
Citizenship, community and the public sphere: communication and democracy in multicultural societies (1996)
Tsagarousianou, R. 1996. Citizenship, community and the public sphere: communication and democracy in multicultural societies. Journal of Area Studies. 4 (8), pp. 31-50.
Mass communications and nationalism: the politics of belonging and exclusion in contemporary Greece (1996)
Tsagarousianou, R. 1996. Mass communications and nationalism: the politics of belonging and exclusion in contemporary Greece. Res Publica: Belgian Political Science Journal. 2.

1995

'God, patria and home': ‘reproductive politics’ and nationalist (re)definitions of women in East/Central Europe (1995)
Tsagarousianou, R. 1995. 'God, patria and home': ‘reproductive politics’ and nationalist (re)definitions of women in East/Central Europe. Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture. 1 (2), pp. 283-295.

2011

The Impartiality of BBC Output with regard to Immigration: Discussion Paper for the BBC Trust (2011)
Tsagarousianou, R. 2011. The Impartiality of BBC Output with regard to Immigration: Discussion Paper for the BBC Trust.

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