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Southern Illinois University



Cinzia Padovani Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Radio, Television, and Digital Media

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Ph.D. at University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999
Master's at University of L'Aquila Italy, 1988
Office: COMM 2223


Cinzia Padovani teaches graduate courses (Foundations of Media Theories and Critical Media Discourse Studies) as well as undergraduate courses (Media in Society for undergraduate majors in Radio, Television, and Digital Media). Her research interests focus on the relationships between media and politics. Cinzia`s  publications include A Fatal Attraction: Public television and politics in Italy (Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2005; Italian translation Un’attrazione fatale televisione pubblica e politica in Italia, Trieste, Italy: Asterios Editore); articles in professional journals, such as Discourse & Communication, Javnost/The Public, The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, The International Journal of Communication, Television and New Media, and Problemi dell’Informazione; in addition to book chapters on topics such as the media of the ultra-right, pluralism of information, public service media, social movement media, and media policies. 


Ultra-right media, Media policies, critical discourse studies, social theories, public service media, Italian and European media.