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Winchester School of Art
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Dr Valentina Cardo BSc (Hons, Politics), MA (Politics), PhD (Politics)

Lecturer in Global Media Management, Associate Director of Doctoral Research, Co-Director of the Centre for Democratic Futures

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Dr Valentina Cardo is Lecturer in Global Media Management and Associate Director of Doctoral Research at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.

Valentina’s teaching and research expertise are located within the broader field of political communication, journalism and gender politics. She has published her research on topics such as celebrity politics, e-government, gender and politics and popular culture and citizenship.

She has taught on undergraduate and postgraduate courses on online media and democracy; gender, politics and media; Journalism. She has also supervised a number of PhD students in these research areas.


Associate Director of Doctoral Research


PhD Supervision

Valentina has supervised PhDs in citizen journalism and the Arab Spring; online construction of Indonesian ethnic identity; digital activism in India; gender, sexuality and online celebrity politics in China and Hong Kong, online media and pluralism in Pakistan, political marketing.

Valentina is keen to supervise students in all areas of political communication, journalism, gender politics, activism, politics and the mass media (including popular culture).

Currently supervising: Naciye, Ozlem Demirkol: Micro-celebrity Agency in Collective Sense Making Processes in the Networked Political Discourse on Twitter

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Since 2006, Valentina has taught at the University of East Anglia and the University of Auckland (NZ) on a variety of modules, including Online Media and Democracy, Journalism, Politics and Popular Culture, Gender, Politics and Media.

She joined WSA in June 2016 and is the module coordinator for Design 1.


Dr Valentina Cardo
Room number 1035

Room Number: 63F/1035

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