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Biography

Dr Roman Gerodimos is Principal Lecturer in Global Current Affairs at the Faculty of Media and Communication, at Bournemouth University. His background is in political science and international studies. He holds an MSc in European Politics & Policy (LSE) and a PhD in Political Communication (Bournemouth). He is the winner of the 2010 Arthur McDougall Prize awarded by the Political Studies Association for his research on online youth civic engagement.

As Founder and Convenor of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of the PSA he has created and led the leading global network of experts on Greek society and politics; organising international conferences, raising tens of thousands of pounds in funding for events and projects; convening/chairing tens of conference panels, roundtables and research seminars both individually and in collaboration with major partners; launching and overseeing numerous prize and fieldwork competitions and channelling funding to young and emerging researchers; editing and curating numerous pamphlets, guides, podcasts and a Working Paper Series; and bringing academics in contact with international media and stakeholders...

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Research

Roman’s current research projects focus on: the role of digital literacy in fostering civic responsibility and global citizenship; the relationship between digital media, urban public space and the civic culture; youth engagement with global current affairs; populism, extremism and terrorism in Greece. In 2013/14 he was visiting scholar at the Engagement Lab, Emerson College, Boston, where he completed a £15,000 research and pedagogic innovation project on “Utilising Media Literacy to Promote Student Engagement with Local and Global Issues”.

In 2015 Roman wrote, directed and produced two short films (‘At the Edge of the Present’, ‘A Certain Type of Freedom’) based on his research on public space, young people, digital media and the civic culture, including visual ethnography in many cities. As well as having received a number of awards, the films have been screened at international events in Salzburg, Budapest and Boston, as well as at the 9th Thin Line Film Fest – one of the biggest documentary festivals in America.

Roman is the co-editor of 'The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment' (Routledge, 2013) and 'The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). He has published in journals such as Political Studies; Public Administration; Information, Communication & Society; European Journal of Communication; Journal of Information Technology and Politics; and chapters in various edited volumes for the MIT Press, Peter Lang and Routledge.

Favourites

  • Gerodimos, R. and Justinussen, J., 2015. Obama’s 2012 Facebook Campaign: Political Communication in the Age of the Like Button. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 12 (2), 113-132.
  • Gerodimos, R., 2015. The Ideology of Far Left Populism in Greece: Blame, Victimhood and Revenge in the Discourse of Greek Anarchists. Political Studies, 63 (3), 608-625.
  • Gerodimos, R., 2014. The Civic Web: Young People, the Internet, and Civic Participation, by Shakuntala Banaji and David Buckingham. European Journal of Communication, 29 (6), 755-757.
  • The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment. Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Gerodimos, R. and Justinussen, J., 2015. Obama’s 2012 Facebook Campaign: Political Communication in the Age of the Like Button. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 12 (2), 113-132.
  • Gerodimos, R., 2015. The Ideology of Far Left Populism in Greece: Blame, Victimhood and Revenge in the Discourse of Greek Anarchists. Political Studies, 63 (3), 608-625.
  • Gerodimos, R., 2014. The Civic Web: Young People, the Internet, and Civic Participation, by Shakuntala Banaji and David Buckingham. European Journal of Communication, 29 (6), 755-757.
  • Gerodimos, R., 2006. Democracy and the internet: access, engagement and deliberation. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 3, 26-31.

Books

Chapters

Conferences

  • Gerodimos, R., 2015. Opening Keynote. In: Symposium on Youth Participation in a Digitalised World 14 September 2015-16 March 2016 European Youth Centre Budapest.
  • Gerodimos, R., Adi, A. and Lilleker, D.G., 2015. Visualising Discourse: Civic mobilisation on Instagram during the 2014 Romanian Presidential elections. In: Political Discourse: Multidisciplinary Approaches 26-27 June 2015 University College London.
  • Gerodimos, R., 2014. The Politics of Public Space in Athens: Power, Conflict and Co-existence in the Context of the Greek Crisis. In: 64th annual conference of the Political Studies Association 14-16 April 2014 Manchester.
  • Gerodimos, R., 2011. Populism, victimhood and ethical austerity. In: International Conference “The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece Beyond the Crisis” 8-9 December 2011 University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
  • Gerodimos, R., 2011. Extreme Emotions: an analysis of the role of emotions in the discourse of Greek terrorist and anarchist groups. In: 61st Political Studies Association Annual Conference. Transforming Politics: New Synergies 19-21 April 2011 London.
  • Gerodimos, R., 2009. Youth Civic Attitudes in a Segmented Public Sphere: Challenges and Prospects. In: 59th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association: Challenges for Democracy in a Global Era 7-9 April 2009 University of Manchester, England.
  • Gerodimos, R., 2007. Engaging Young Citizens: Young User's Evaluations of Issue Websites. In: 57th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association 11-13 April 2007 University of Bath.
  • Gerodimos, R., 2004. The interaction of Civic Culture and Cyberculture and its Effect on Democracy: a Research Agenda. In: Internet Research 5.0: ubiquity? 19-22 September 2004 Brighton, England. Oxford, England: Association of Internet Researchers.
  • Gerodimos, R., 2003. The Blair Government v. the Media in the Iraq Crisis: Strategic Communications and Agenda Setting. In: Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) Specialist Group 13 September 2003 Cardiff.

Reports

PhD Students

  • Krystalli Glyniadakis (The displacement of the Greek populations of Foça, 1914-1923, as depicted in documentary films)
  • John Maszka (Identifying the Structural Preconditions that Contribute to Popular Support for Terrorism)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Community and Digital Engagement
  • Dissertation
  • Global Current Affairs
  • Media: Messages and Meanings

Invited Lectures

  • "Civic Engagement Strategies in the Era of Digital Storytelling", 13 November 2013, Emerson College, Boston
  • "Managing Choice: Why having more media means we may be getting less out of it – and what we can do about it", 4 November 2013, Emerson College, Boston
  • "Is the Greek Crisis Symptomatic of EU Failure?", 9 March 2012, European Union Society, University of Sussex
  • "The Age of Engagement: Empowering Citizens in the Global Public Sphere", 23 July 2012, Subnet talk series, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

Grants

  • Utilising Media Literacy to Promote Student Engagement with Local and Global Issues (Fusion Investment Fund, Bournemouth University, 01 Oct 2013). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Greek Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association, Founder and Convenor (2004-), http://www.gpsg.org.uk/

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Media appearances and expert interviews: BBC1, BBC News 24, BBC World, ZDF (Germany), Inter TV (Ukraine), Associated Press, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Five Live, BBC World Service, Boston WERS (US), Newstalk ZB (New Zealand), CNN.com, BBC News, USA Today, Newsweek / The Daily Beast, The Washington Times, The Independent, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, Times Higher Education Supplement, The Edinburgh Journal, Global Post, MarketWatch, Die Zeit (Germany), Politiken (Denmark), MediaPart (France), To Vima (Greece), Kathimerini (Greece), Ta Nea (Greece), El Mercurio (Chile), Pravda (Slovakia), Correio Braziliense (Brazil), Adevarul (Romania), Economia & Mercado (Angola)

Networks

  • Founder and Convenor, Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) Faculty Member, The Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change Member of the Political Studies Association (PSA) Member of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in International and European Studies (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, 2000)
  • MSc in Government (European Politics & Policy) (London School of Economics, 2001)
  • PG Cert in Academic Practice (Academic Services, Bournemouth University, 2006)
  • PhD in Political Communication (The Media School, Bournemouth University, 2010)

Honours

  • 2010 Arthur McDougall Prize for Best Dissertation in Elections, Electoral Systems or Representation (Political Studies Association, 2011)
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Bournemouth University, 2008)
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Bournemouth University, 2009)

Memberships

  • Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), Member,
  • Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Fellow,
  • Political Studies Association, Member,
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