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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.

Teaching

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.

Research

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.

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.