Francesca Martinez Tagliavia

Francesca Martinez Tagliavia is Adjunct Professor of “Theory and analysis of cinema and audiovisual”, Department of Design and Applied Arts (Biennium), at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo and Chercheure associée at the Center de Recherches Historiques, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, where she coordinates the annual research seminar Les pratiques d’influence aux XXe et XXIe siècles together with the REPINE research group. Her research interests concern audience studies: media consumption practices, fandom practices, television and social television engagement, fashion consumption; fashion sustainability, girlhood and gender studies. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and books: among others Audience for Fashion. Consumare moda nei media e con i media (2020) e Television(s). Come cambia l’esperienza televisiva tra tecnologie convergenti e pratiche sociali (2018). She published Faire des corps avec les images. The contribution visuelle de la velina au charisme de Berlusconi (monograph, Prix Varenne 2016), the collection of essays Visions et visualités. Philosophie politique et culture visuelle (Paris, Poli, 2018, edited with Maxime Boidy) and several essays at the intersection of social sciences, visual studies and gender studies. She is currently engaged in multidisciplinary (history and science of the present), intersectoral (politics, art, technologies, economics, etc.) and global (following the impact of transnational circulations) research on women’s visual infrapolitics. Visual infrapolitics are practices by which young women mobilize the visual media to experience their emancipation, at the same time as they can help strengthen political authority. The research is particularly interested in those spaces of the visual culture of an era, crossed by struggles for the meaning of the image and irreducible to domination.

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