Miriam Tola

Miriam Tola

2023 Assistant Professor of Communications and Media Studies

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Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza" 2002
M.A., Rutgers University, 2012
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2016

Miriam Tola’s research explores the intersections between gender, race and the cultural politics of the environmental crisis. She is the co-editor of two volumes, the Handbook of Ecomedia Studies (Routledge 2023) and Ecologie della cura (Orthotes, 2021) both available open access. She has published peer reviewed articles on topics ranging from mediated masculinities in the Anthropocene, ecoqueer documentaries, urban feminist commons and the rights of nature.

She is co-applicant of COMMONPATHS, an interdisciplinary, multi-sited research project founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, exploring the urban commons as a pathway toward post-growth societies.

As a teacher at JCU, she specializes in gender and media, media and social change and media and the environment.

Prior to joining JCU she was a faculty member at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and Northeastern University (US). She worked as a film journalist, news producer and film festival programmer.