Lecturer in Media and Communication
University of Leicester
Maria Rovisco is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the School of Media, Communication and Sociology University of Leicester, UK. She has research interests in migration, cosmopolitanism, new activisms, arts and citizenship, and visual culture. She is currently researching the artistic and civic practices of UK-based migrant and refugee artists, and investigating anti-austerity activisms in the European context vis-à-vis new modes of citizen participation. Among her recent publications are the co-edited books Cosmopolitanism in Practice (Ashgate, 2009), The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism (Ashgate, 2011) and Cosmopolitanism, Religion and the Public Sphere (Routledge, 2014) and Taking the Square: Mediated Dissent and Occupations of Public Space (Rowman & Littlefield 2016).