Leopoldina Fortunati
Faculty of Educational Sciences
University of Udine (Italy)

Gender and the mobile phone


The aim of this presentation is to reflect on gender and the mobile
phone both on a theoretical and methodological level. As regards the
theoretical level, it stands to reason that it is time to look into the
gender question referring to the use of the mobile phone in a more
focussed way.

Leopoldina Fortunati teaches Sociology of Communication and Sociology of Cultural Processes at the Faculty of Education of the University of Udine. She has conducted several research in the field of gender studies, cultural processes and communication and information technologies. She is the author of many books, among which The Arcane of
Reproduction (Autonomedia, 1995), I mostri nell’immaginario (Angeli, 1995) and is the editor of Gli Italiani al telefono (Angeli, 1995) and Telecomunicando in Europa (1998). She is associate editor of the journal The Information Society, is on the advisory board of the journal New Media and Society, and serves as referee for several journals. She is
part of the action COST A20 "The Impact of Internet on the Mass Media in Europe". She is the co-chair of the International Association "The Society for the Social Study of Mobile Communication" (SSSMC) which intends to facilitate the international advancement of
cross-disciplinary mobile communication studies. She organised several international workshops and conferences. Her works have been published in nine languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish.

Leopoldina Fortunati