The ANU Australian Studies Institute (AuSI) is delighted to welcome our first Visiting Fellow from our 2023-24 Visiting Fellowship Program, Associate Professor Filippo Trevisan.
“I am delighted to welcome Filippo as the first Visiting Fellow from our 2023-24 Program and wish him all the best throughout his time at ANU. We are so glad to be continuing this great AuSI program into its second year, allowing further opportunity to engage with scholars like Filippo and promote transnational and comparative research involving Australia.
- Professor Paul Pickering, Director, ANU Australian Studies Institute
During his Fellowship, Filippo will be delivering a seminar with Professor Ariadne Vromen from the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, titled "Narrative Power: Storytelling, Technology, and Social Change Advocacy in Australia and the U.S.". The seminar will explore how the layering of crowdsourcing, technology, and datafication is reshaping dynamics of voice in social change advocacy.
"I'm very excited to join ANU colleagues for this fellowship that will enable us to build on our on-going work on storytelling and policy advocacy. I have a forthcoming book about storytelling, technology and social change advocacy with my Crawford School colleague Ariadne Vromen (and our LSE co-author Michael Vaughan) and, alongside other ANU researchers, we're going to build the foundation for a new project about "story listening" that will examine capability building for narrative evidence in public discourse and policy-making in Australia and other countries. The Albanese government has shown an openness to exploring the potential of narrative evidence in policy-making, which makes this an ideal time to explore these issues."
- Associate Professor Filippo Trevisan, Visiting Fellow, ANU Australian Studies Institute
Filippo Trevisan is an Associate Professor at American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C., where he also serves as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and the deputy director of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). His work explores the intersection of technology, advocacy, activism, and political communication, with a particular focus on traditionally under-represented and politically marginalized voices. He has researched digital disability advocacy in the U.S., the UK, and East Africa, and is the author of Disability Rights Advocacy Online: Voice, Empowerment and Global Connectivity (Routledge, 2017). His next book, forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press and co-authored with ANU Professor Ariadne Vromen and Michael Vaughan (LSE), examines the layering of crowdsourcing, technology, and personal storytelling in social change advocacy. His work has appeared, among others, in New Media & Society, the Journal of Communication, Social Media + Society, and the Journal of Information Technology and Politics. He has been interviewed, among others, by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the BBC, Al-Jazeera, and RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana.