- Religions and New Media, Mass Media (Internet), Sociology of Communication, Sociology of Religion
Alessandra Vitullo is a Ph.D. in Sociology of Communication. She is researcher for Bruno Kessler Foundation, working on the project DICO DI NO. The project aims to observe and prevent the phenomena of hate speech among teenagers.
During her Ph.D. she investigated how people interact and share their religious practices on the Internet (websites, and social media), especially in a brand new virtual religious environment, called multisite church. She spent several months as visiting scholar at Texas A&M University and at Leuven University. She is also researcher for the CSPS – Center for the Study and Documentation of Religions and Political Institutions in Post-Secular Society (University of Rome Tor Vergata).
Alessandra worked as supply teacher of Theory of Communication, and as educator for a Community of unaccompanied foreign minors.
AMONG HER PUBLICATIONS:
Campbell H., Vitullo A., Tsuria R., Yadlin-Segal A., (2017): “Approaches to Digital Methods in Studies of Digital Religion”, The Communication Review, Virgina: Taylor&Francis
Campbell H., Vitullo A., (2016): “Assessing Changes in the Study of Religious Communities in Digital Religion Studies”, in Communications, Community & Culture, London: Routledge
Vitullo A., (2016): “El New Age se vuele Online: Reubicando la espiritualidad en espacios virtuales. El estudio de la comunidad Damanhur”, methaodos. revista de ciencias sociales, 4 (2)
Vitullo A., (2014): “Religioni e internet: evangelizzazione o reincantamento del mondo?”, in (ed. by) Melloni A., Rapporto sull’analfabetismo religioso in Italia, Bologna: Il Mulino