Dr Anastasia Veneti
- 01202 962258
- aveneti at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Principal Academic in Marketing Communications
- Weymouth House W423, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Anastasia Veneti is a Principal Academic in Marketing Communications at the Faculty of Media and Communication, at Bournemouth University. Her background is in Political Science and Communication Studies. She holds a BA (Hons) in Politics with Economics (Goldsmiths College, University of London), an MA in Communication Policy Studies (City University), a Higher Diploma in Public Relations (London PR), and a PhD in Political Advertising (University of Athens). She is the winner of the Best Paper prize and the Best Paper in the Critical Marketing Track by the Academy of Marketing for her co-authored research on the use of visual branding techniques by the 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement. Her research focuses in the area of politics and media. Before joining Bournemouth University, she has worked as academic staff at other educational institutions in the UK (University of Leicester) and in Greece. Her working experience includes work as a market research analyst for renowned Greek market research companies (Kappa Research, MRB S.A., QED Hellas, aboutpeople), as a communication consultant in various political campaigns, NGOs, and the Hellenic Parliament... Dr Veneti is a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow. Her work has featured in national and international print and broadcast media outlets (Kathimerini, Efimerida ton Sidachton; Epochi; the Greek PSB ERT; New York Times).more
Anastasia’s research lays at the intersection of media and politics. She has conducted research on political communication including political advertising, political campaigns, the use of SNS and digital applications (Twitter and selfies) by politicians and political parties. Her research also includes projects on protests and social movements. Her most recent work in this area involves the examination of the media framing of protests and social movements from the Indignados to the Hong Kong Umbrella movement, as well as the exploration of the broader relationship between protesters and activists and the different forms of art that are used as outlets for political expression. Anastasia’s research has a strong focus on the visual aspects of political communication. Her most recent work examines the production, publication and circulation of protest imagery drawing on empirical data from in depth interviews with photojournalists. Anastasia is the co-editor of ‘The Emerald Handbook of Digital Media in Greece: Journalism and Political Communication in Times of Crisis’ (Emerald, 2020), the ‘Visual Political Communication’ (Palgrave, 2019), and author of the ‘Political Advertisement and Behaviour: Information or manipulation of the citizen’ (Nisos, 2009). She has published in various edited volumes and academic journals such as Journalism; Social Media & Society; Visual Communication.
Anastasias welcomes applications from PhD students interested in the following areas:
• Social movements, political activism and media technologies • Social movements, activists and the use of art • Media framing of political issues and protests • Photojournalism and protest • Political communication and digital media • Other topics in Political communication.
- Patsiaouras, G., Veneti, A. and Green, W., 2021. The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement as a non-profit organization: An empirical study on the use of visual branding practices for social change. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR MARKETING.
- Ozgul, B.A. and Veneti, A., 2021. The Different Organizational Structures of Alternative Media: Through the Perspective of Alternative Media Journalists in Turkey and Greece. DIGITAL JOURNALISM.
- Veneti, A., Lilleker, D.G. and Jackson, D., 2021. Between analogue and digital: A critical exploration of strategic social media use in Greek election campaigns. Journal of Information Technology and Politics.
- Theofilou, A., Supa, D., Veneti, A. and Fitch, K., 2020. Introduction for CCIJ History of Public Relations special issue. Corporate Communications: an international journal.
- Theofilou, A., Supa, D.W., Fitch, K. and Veneti, A., 2020. Guest editorial. Corporate Communications, 25 (4), 573-576.
- Veneti, A. and Beaunier, J., 2020. Social media and political participation among British youth. Journal of Promotional Communications, 8 (1), 41-59.
- Veneti, A., Lilleker, D.G. and Reilly, P., 2020. Photographing the ‘battlefield’: The role of ideology in photojournalist practices during the anti-austerity protests in Greece. Journalism, 21 (6), 855-872.
- Veneti, A., Karadimitriou, A. and Patsiaouras, G., 2019. From autographs to fan-celebrity selfies: A new media genre in the evolving participatory media culture. Media@LSE Working Paper Series.
- Poulakidakos, S., Veneti, A. and Fangonikolopoulos, C., 2018. Post-truth, propaganda and the transformation of the spiral of silence. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDIA & CULTURAL POLITICS, 14 (3), 367-382.
- Duggan, A. and Veneti, A., 2018. Branding the President: An Investigation into the Manipulative Tactics Embedded Within a Candidate’s Brand Identity. Journal of Promotional Communications, 6 (1), 1-23.
- Patsiaouras, G., Veneti, A. and Green, W., 2018. Marketing, art and voices of dissent: Promotional methods of protest art by the 2014 Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement. MARKETING THEORY, 18 (1), 75-100.
- Veneti, A., 2017. Aesthetics of protest: an examination of the photojournalistic approach to protest imagery. VISUAL COMMUNICATION, 16 (3), 279-298.
- Rovisco, M. and Veneti, A., 2017. Picturing protest: visuality, visibility and the public sphere. Visual Communication, 16 (3), 271-277.
- Veneti, A., Karadimitriou, A. and Poulakidakos, S., 2016. Media Ecology and the Politics of Dissent: Representations of the Hong Kong Protests in The Guardian and China Daily. SOCIAL MEDIA + SOCIETY, 2 (3).
- Poulakidakos, S. and Veneti, A., 2014. Examining propaganda techniques in the context of the Greek economic crisis. Romanian Journal of Sociology, 1 (2).
- Veneti, A. and Karadimitriou, A., 2013. Policy and Regulation in the Media Landscape: The Greek Paradigm Concentration of Media Ownership versus the Right to Information. Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy, 1 (3), 439-457.
- Theologou, K. and Veneti, A., 2013. The multiple meanings of the critical news images depicted in the corpus of Le Monde Diplomatique. Comunicação & Cultura, 57-72.
- Veneti, A., Poulakidakos, S. and Theologou, K., 2012. The Greek Indignants through the domestic TV news bulletins. Estudos em Comunicação (Communication Studies), 12, 107-134.
- Theologou, K., Veneti, A. and Paraskevopoulou-Kollia, E., 2010. A Note on European Citizenship, Intercultural Education and New Technologies. Bulletin of Political Economy, 2 (4), 157-167.
- Veneti, A. and Poulakidakos, S., 2009. The Rhetoric of Greek Political Advertisement. The Romanian Journal of Journalism & Communication, 5 (1), 27-38.
- The Emerald Handbook of Digital Media in Greece: Journalism and Political Communication in Times of Crisis. Bingley: Emerald Publishing.
- Veneti, A., Jackson, D. and Lilleker, D.G., 2019. Visual Political Communication. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. A Book of Blogs. Sheffield: Information School.
- Veneti, A., 2009. Political Advertisement and Behaviour: information or manipulation of the citizen?. Athens: Nisos Academic Publishing.
- Veneti, A. and Ioannidis, P., 2020. Visual Self-Presentation Strategies of Greek Political Leaders through their YouTube Political Advertisements for the 2019 EU Elections. In: Karatzogianni, A., ed. The Emerald Handbook of Digital Media in Greece: Journalism and Political Communication in Times of Crisis. Bingley: Emerald.
- Veneti, A. and Poulakidakos, S., 2020. Video-activism and small-scale resistance: The Visual Rhetoric of YouTube Videos by the Greek Anarchist Group Rouvikonas. In: Crick, N., ed. The Rhetoric of Social Movements: Networks, Power, and New Media. London: Routledge.
- Veneti, A., Poulakidakos, S. and Rovisco, M., 2020. The online communication strategies of a small-scale social movement: The case of the Greek ‘Do Not Pay’ social movement. In: Karatzogianni, A., Schandorf, M. and Ferra, I., eds. Protest Technologies and Media Revolutions: The Longue Durée. Bingley: Emerald.
- Veneti, A., 2020. A semiotic analysis of the image of the Greek political leaders through the TV political spots during the 2019 General Elections. In: Ioannidis, P. and Tsaoussakis, E., eds. The first elections after the Memorandum. Athens, Greece: Papazisis, 103-110.
- Veneti, A., 2020. Μια Σύντομη Σημειολογική Προσέγγιση της Σύνθεσης της Εικόνας των Πολιτικών Αρχηγών Μέσα από τις Πολιτικές Διαφημίσεις των Εθνικών Εκλογών 2019. In: Ιωαννίδης, Π. and Τσαουσάκης, Η., eds. 2019 Οι πρώτες εκλογές μετά το μνημόνιο. Η ακτινογραφία της ψήφου. Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης, 103-110.
- Lilleker, D., Veneti, A. and Jackson, D., 2019. Introduction: Visual Political Communication. Visual Political Communication. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Rovisco, M., Veneti, A. and Poulakidakos, S., 2018. Anti-austerity Protest and Democratic Vision: The struggle for a new politics – the case of the Greek ‘Do Not Pay’ social movement. In: Axford, B., Buhari-Gulmez, D. and Baris Gulmez, S., eds. Bridging Divides: Rethinking Ideology in the Age of Global Discontent. London: Routledge.
- Veneti, A., Novelli, E., Rafter, K., Poulakidakos, S., Verissimo, I., Alvares, C. and Sammut, C., 2017. Representations of the economic crisis and austerity politics. In: Holtz-Bacha, C., ed. Political Advertising in the 2014 European Parliament Election. Palgrave McMillan.
- Poulakidakos, S. and Veneti, A., 2016. Political Communication and Twitter in Greece: Jumps on the bandwagon or an enhancement of the political dialogue? In: Deželan, T. and Vobic, I., eds. (R)evolutionizing Political Communication through Social Media. USA: IGI Global, 119-146.
- Veneti, A. and Karadimitriou, A., 2016. Political Selfies: Image Events in the New Media Field. In: Karatzogianni, A., Nguyen, D. and Serra, A., eds. The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere: Conflict, Migration, Crisis, and Culture in Digital Networks. Palgrave McMillan.
- Veneti, A., Karadimitriou, A. and Poulakidakos, S., 2014. A Postmodernist Reading of Greek Reality TV. In: Marinescu, V., Branea, S. and Mitu, B., eds. Contemporary Television Series: Narrative Structures and Audience Perception. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 143-159.
- Veneti, A., 2014. Virtual Campaigns. In: Harvey, K., ed. Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. London: Sage, 214-218.
- Veneti, A., 2014. Berkman Center (Harvard). Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. London: Sage, 110-112.
- Veneti, A., 2011. Elections, media and the minorities: A case study of the Greek pre-electoral television coverage of muslim minority candidates for the 2006 Prefectural elections and the 2007 Greek general elections. In: Milios, G. and Theologou, K., eds. Human & Social Sciences at the National Technical University. Fruitful Ramifications. Athens: NTUA Press, 277-323.
- Veneti, A., 2004. The Political Culture of Modern Greece. In: Kodogiorgis, G., Lavdas, K., Mendrinou, M. and Chrisohoou, D., eds. 30 Years of Democracy. The Political System of the Third Greek Democracy, 1974-2004. Athens: Kritiki 2004, 119-132.
- Veneti, A., Poulakidakos, S. and Karadimitriou, A., 2014. Operationalising Sen’s Ideas on the Visual Representation of Social Movements by the Media. In: Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) Annual Conference 2-5 September 2014 Athens.
- Veneti, A., Poulakidakos, S., Karadimitriou, A. and Mitu, B., 2014. Representations of Protest on News Websites: The Paradigm of Greece, Romania, Italy and UK in Comparative Overview. In: Journalism in Transition: Crisis or Opportunity?, European Communication Research and Education Association 28 March-29 October 2014 Thessalonica.
- Poulakidakos, S. and Veneti, A., 2012. Propaganda and the presentation of the Memorandum of Understanding in Greek electronic media. In: European Sociological Association’s Research Network 18 18-20 October 2012 Bilbao.
- Veneti, A. and Poulakidakos, S., 2012. Political discourse and the politics of fear: Do crises increase the fear factor in political discourse? In: 22nd World Congress of Political Science, IPSA 8-12 July 2012 Madrid.
- Veneti, A. and Theologou, K., 2012. Public Sphere and Media: TV news staged narration and citizens perceptions. In: Public Sphere and Media: TV news staged narration and citizens perceptions 27-28 April 2012 Prague.
- Veneti, A., Poulakidakos, S. and Theologou, K., 2011. Social Protests through the TV screen: The case of Greek indignados. In: Dubrovnik Media Days 18-19 November 2011 Dubrovnik.
- Veneti, A., Jackson, D. and Lilleker, D., 2019. SOCIAL MEDIA USE IN POLITICAL COMMUNICATION IN GREECE. Centre for Politics and Media Research, BU.
- Lilleker, D., Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. and Veneti, A., 2016. US Election Analysis 2016: Media, Voters and the Campaign. Bournemouth: Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community. Available from: http://www.electionanalysis2016.us/.
- Karyotis, G., Exadaktylos, T., Chadjipadelis, T., Kiapidou, N., Lefkopoulou, N., Zartaloudis, S., Bizas, K., Poulakidakos, S. and Veneti, A., 2015. First thoughts on the 20 September 2015 election in Greece. Greek Politics Specialist Group. Available from: http://www.gpsg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/GPSG-Pamphlet-5-September-2015.pdf.
- Reilly, P., Veneti, A. and Lilleker, D., 2020. Violence against journalists is not new, but attacks on those covering #BlackLivesMatter protests is a bad sign for US press freedom. LSE US Centre. Available from: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2020/06/12/violence-against-journalists-is-not-new-but-attacks-on-those-covering-blacklivesmatter-protests-is-a-bad-sign-for-us-press-freedom/.
- Plios, G., Poulakidakos, S. and Veneti, A., 2012. Representations of terrorism in online media: a comparative examination of UK, Germany, Greece and Turkey. GPSG Working Papers. Available from: http://www.gpsg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Working_Paper_11.pdf.
- Theologou, K. and Veneti, A., 2012. Affecting democratic processes by virtue of petty-minded political design. GPSG Pamphlet. Available from: http://www.gpsg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/GPSG-Election-2012.pdf.
- Theofilou, A., Veneti, A., Watson, T., Costello, J. and Musarskaya, M.. Proceedings of the International History of Public Relations 2017.
- Omowonuola Wosilat Okunnu. Religion, Gender and Politics in Nigeria
- Hua Li. Democracy in the News: A Comparative Analysis of Newspapers Reporting in Hong Kong and mainland China from 2014 to 2018
- Michael Sunderland. Exploring the key forces controlling media coverage of humanitarian crises in West and Central Africa
- Thomas Stoeckle. Agenda setting in the age of social networking and fragmented media: hypermodern mediated political discourse in Germany and in the United Kingdom
- Amy Tatum. Female political leadership
Profile of Teaching PG
- Social Theory & Political Communication
- Research Imagination
- Final Project (Dissertation)
Profile of Teaching UG
- Digital Politics
- New Political Communication
- Applied PR Campaigns
- Researching Politics
- Persuasion and Influence
- Political Communication and the use of social media in Greece (FMC QR, 13 Jul 2018). In Progress
- Emerald, Corporate Communications: an International Journal, Editor Special Issue (2020-)
- Visual Communication- Sage Publications, Editor of special issue (2016-2017), http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1470357217704633; Picturing protest: visuality, visibility and the public sphere
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Blog post at LSE US Centre https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2020/06/12/violence-against-journalists-is-not-new-but-attacks-on-those-covering-blacklivesmatter-protests-is-a-bad-sign-for-us-press-freedom/
- Lilleker, D. Veneti, A. Jackson D (2019) Images matter: the power of the visual in political communication The Conversation https://theconversation.com/images-matter-the-power-of-the-visual-in-political-communication-122281
- Greek workshop that took place on May 8 2019, "Discussing Euroelections 2019", at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.he specific objective of the project is to promote the knowledge, the circulation and the access of the electoral materials produced by political parties in the 28 Member States and promote the debate on the contents and themes of the electoral campaign among target groups particularly those subject to abstention, such as young citizens and university students.
- ECREA’s Political Communication Section Interim Conference, EU elections 2014 and 2019 in Greece and Italy: From crisis to prosperity and from Euroscepticism to Pro-Europeanism?, 12 Sep 2019, Poznan, Poland
- Future of Journalism Conference, Alternative voices: The organizational structure of alternative and activist media in Turkey and Greece, 12 Sep 2019, Cardiff
- IAMCR Conference, Anarchism, Activism and Dissent: An examination of the discourse and visual rhetoric of the Greek anarchist group Rouvikonas, 07 Jul 2019, Madrid-Spain
- 52nd Academy of Marketing Conference, Tear gas, visual brands and opposition: an exploratory study on the use of visual branding techniques by the 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement, 02 Jul 2019, Regent's University London
- ECREA, The symbolic and physical(strategic) importance of space in photojournalism during the photographing of protests in Greece, 31 Oct 2018, Lugano
- ICA, From autographs to fan-celebrity selfies: A new media genre in the evolving participatory media culture, 24 May 2018, Prague
- European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Annual Conference, Photographing the ‘Battlefield’: A study of the relationships between photojournalists, police and protesters during the anti-austerity demonstrations in Greece, 06 Sep 2017, Oslo-Norway
- European Sociological Association (ESA) Annual conference, The struggle for a new politics in a post-ideological world. The case of the ‘We Do Not Pay’social movement in Greece, 29 Aug 2017, Athens-Greece
- International Communication Association (ICA), Protest Aesthetics: The role of the photojournalist in protest imagery, 24 May 2017, San Diego, California
- International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference, The selective portrayal of small-scale protests in Greece by mainstream newspapers, 09 Jun 2016, Fukuoka, Japan
- ICA Annual Conference, The selective portrayal of small-scale protests in Greece by mainstream newspapers, 09 Jun 2016, Fukuoka, Japan
- MECSSA Anual Conference, Political Communication in Greece: Reflections of the crisis in the elctoral campaigns of the 2014 European elections, 06 Jan 2016, Canterbury
- MECCSA Annual Conference, Political Communication in Greece: Reflections of the crisis in the elctoral campaigns of the 2014 European elections, 06 Jan 2016, Canterbury,UK
- Democracy Rising, Protest Phantasmagoria:Greek mainstream media’s selective practices regarding protest imagery, 16 Jul 2015, Law School, Athens, Greece
- World Conference, Global Center for Advanced Studies ‘Democracy Rising, Protest Phantasmagoria:Greek mainstream media’s selective practices regarding protest imagery, 16 Jul 2015, Athens- Greece
- International Conference on Protest participation in variable communication ecologies. Meanings, modalities and implications, Medıa Ecology and the Politics of Dissent: Representations of Hong Kong protests in the Guardian and China Daily, 24 Jun 2015, Sardinia
- PSA 65th Annual International Conference, Social Media in Political Communication: How do Greek political parties use Twitter during the pre-electoral period?, 30 Mar 2015, Sheffield
- 65th Annual PSA Conference, Social Media in Political Communication: How do Greek political parties use Twitter during the pre-electoral period?, 30 Mar 2015, Sheffield
- PGCE in Education (Bournemouth University, 2016)
- PhD in Political Advertising (University of Athens, 2009)
- Diploma in Public Relations (London School of Public Relations, 2001)
- MA in Communication Policy Studies (City University, 2001)
- BA (Hons) in Politics with Economics (Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2000)
- HEA, Fellow (2016-),
- Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), Member (2014-), https://www.cipr.co.uk/
- International Association for Media and Communication Research, Member (2014-),
- Hellenic Political Science Association, Member (2003-),
- European Communication Research and Education Association, Member,
- Greek Politics Specialist Group, Member,
- Campaigning for Strasbourg (CamforS) is a project conducting a cross-national comparison of campaign mobilization in social media. Building upon a broad expertise in political communication research, CamforS focuses on how traditional and new political actors use social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to inform, interact with, and mobilize voters, as well as which target audiences they address during the European Election Campaign 2019. https://digidemo.ifkw.lmu.de/camfors/
- International History of Public Relations
Social Media Links
- LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=98695444&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
- Academia.edu, https://bournemouth.academia.edu/AnastasiaVeneti
- Twitter, @anveneti
External Media and Press
- Protest, dissent and the media event, Media Reform Coalition, 14 May 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PFcG5WzRes
- Social Media and Freedom of Speech, Institute for Alternative Policies, 07 Jan 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=tIJcjfZQlIw&fbclid=IwAR1F4cMbTrrZE7xv1BkrcE-3wrOEhOm-y6gw12WNHqespmbcMoBnbV_-CPM
- Why protest tactics spread like memes, New York Times, 09 Jul 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/style/viral-protest-videos.html?referringSource=articleShare
- Interview, Epochi, 15 May 2020. http://epohi.gr/den-mporei-na-yparxei-epikoinwnia-xwris-politikh/
- Interview, Athens Calling ERA 1 Radio, 14 Jan 2020. https://webradio.ert.gr/category/proto-programma/athens-calling/
- Interview on Visual Political Communication, Institute for Alternative Policies, 17 May 2019. https://www.enainstitute.org/en/publication/anastasia-veneti-visual-political-communication-image-construction-the-fake-news-challenge/?fbclid=IwAR01O5xDPF3_7UJAPJOV0ye6UjfMCtjjEYPDoHP5ANo7uHLWH6FK-lp7Cvg
- Interview on political advertising, Efimerida ton Sidakton, 16 May 2019. https://www.efsyn.gr/themata/thema-tis-efsyn/200770_otan-synaisthima-trofodotei-tin-kalpi
- Interview on social movements and new media, Epochi. https://www.epohi.gr/article/38084/eimaste-sth-fash-anadiorganoshs-ton-kinhmaton?fbclid=IwAR1WZAKwci9ayewreGEGY30advWozly6rseyY6DiV6t6ju61MJlny2PM7ug