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Dr Maria Ruiu


Department: Social Sciences


  • Media Studies PhD October 10 2022
  • Sociology PhD March 30 2013

Key Publications

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  • Persistence of Scepticism in Media Reporting on Climate Change, Ruiu, M. 2 Jan 2021, In: Environmental Communication
  • Representation of climate change consequences in British newspapers, Ruiu, M. 21 Jan 2021, In: European Journal of Communication
  • Digital Capital: A Bourdieusian Perspective on the Digital Divide, Ragnedda, M., Ruiu, M. 2020
  • Digital capital and online activities, Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M. 6 Jul 2020, In: First Monday
  • Digital inequalities in time of pandemic, Robinson, L., Schulz, J., Khilnani, A., Ono, H., Cotten, S., McClain, N., Levine, L., Chen, W., Huang, G., Casilli, A., Tubaro, P., Dodel, M., Quan-Haase, A., Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M., Aikat, D., Tolentino, N. 6 Jul 2020, In: First Monday
  • Measuring Digital Capital, Ragnedda, M., Ruiu, M., Addeo, F. 1 May 2020, In: New Media and Society
  • Mismanagement of Covid-19, Ruiu, M. 2 Aug 2020, In: Journal of Risk Research
  • Similarities and differences in managing the Covid-19 crisis and climate change risk, Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M., Ruiu, G. 20 Oct 2020, In: Journal of Knowledge Management
  • Violation of lockdown norms and peaks in daily number of positive cases to COVID-19 in Italy, Ruiu, G., Ruiu, M. 13 May 2020, In: Emerald Open Research
  • The complex relationship between education and happiness, Ruiu, G., Ruiu, M. 1 Dec 2019, In: Journal of Happiness Studies

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I have been involved in several interdisciplinary research projects on management and governance of climate change. I have also studied the management of the first phases of Covid-19 in Italy and new forms of digital vulnerability in time of pandemic. I have also investigated digital inequalities in the UK, and I am currently investigating environmental awareness and digital experience.

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