Augusto Valeriani is associate professor in Media Sociology at the Political and Social Sciences Department of the University of Bologna and co-director of the Master in New Media and Marketing Communication at Bologna Business School. His researches focus on political communication, digital media and journalism studies. He is also a member of the Academic Board of the Phd Program in "Political and Social Sciences" of the University of Bologna. Augusto got his degree in Communication Studies from the
University of Bologna in 2004 and his PhD in “Communication, media
and Public Sphere” from Siena University in 2008.
He was a visiting fellow at the University of Westminster,
London (2005-2006) and at the Annneberg School for Communication at
the University of Pennsylvania (2009-2010). He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Bing Center-Florence of Stanford University.
Augusto has published three monographs and several book chapters on topics related to journalism studies, political communication and global communication, with a focus on digital media. He has authored and co-authored articles published on Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication; New Media and Society; International Journal of Press/Politics; Information, Communication and Society; Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication; Sage Open; Italian Political Science Review; Sociologica; Comunicazione Politica and Mediascapes Journal.