21 May 2019
Dr Diletta Luna from Griffith University will give a presentation on 21 May entitled 'Environmental Activism and New Media: an Australian perspective.' Her paper examines the environmental movement in general and in Australia and its interaction with the media. It then applies a framework to two case studies exploring fracking and tree logging.
Diletta is a Research Fellow at the School of Environment and Science, Griffith University, Brisbane, for Prof. R. Hindmarsh on a project supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC). The project investigates participatory issues and weaknesses of the public inquiry system in Australia in relation to controversial technological development projects (including unconventional gas mining, nuclear, and wind farm industries).
Diletta recently completed her doctorate at Griffith University with a research project on the potential of new media to enhance environmental activism in Australia. Her research interests lie in the broad area of the environmental social sciences, with a focus on the intersection of media studies, environmental politics and policy, social movement theory, new media studies, and STS studies. She developed her interest for interdisciplinary social science research through her Masters in Law and Economics, completed at LUISS University, Rome, and her Bachelors in Political Science, completed at Bologna University, Italy.