Dr Ioanna Ferra
- Position: Lecturer in Media and Communication
- Areas of expertise: Digital Media; Social Movements; Cyberconflict; Digital Media and Society; Digital Methods; Social Network Analysis
- Email: I.Ferra@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 1.30 Clothworkers Building
I joined the School of Media and Communication as a Lecturer of Media and Communication in September 2018. I completed my PhD in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester.
My research interests lie in the field of Digital Media and its place in contemporary society, and I have a keen interest in Digital Research Methods.
I have conducted research on Digital Media and Cyber Conflict, Public Sphere and Polarization, as well as on contemporary social movements, resistance networks and society. I have used digital research methods to examine the influence of digital media on the contentious politics in Greece (2008-2015) and the political-economic sphere’s impact on the formation of the digital mediascape.
I have worked on a number of collaborative research projects including the ’2015-2017: 25 cases of Terror Attacks on Twitter’, ‘Mapping the refugees’ crisis online: the case of Idomeni on Instagram’ and ‘Social media and the environmental movement in Greece: the case of #skouries'.
I have been published in international academic journals and edited volumes and is currently working on her first book ‘Digital Media and the Greek Crisis’ (Emerald).
Research groups and institutes
- Digital Cultures
- Political Communication