Associate Professor, Education
Dr. Giuliana Cucinelli is an Associate Professor in the Educational Technology Program in the Department of Education at Concordia University. Her research-creation program focuses on the social, cultural and educational impacts of technology.
Currently she is a principal investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant and a Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC), Établissement de nouveaux professeurs grant which examines digital device practices and policy in K-12 schools in Quebec and Ontario. She is also a PI on a Concordia funded research-creation project Virtual Reality and Empathy Education: Understanding Cultural, Gender and Ethnic Difference in the Workplace.
Furthermore, she is a co-applicant on ACT: Ageing, Communication, Technologies, a multi-methodological research project that brings together researchers and institutional and community partners to address the transformation of the experiences of ageing with the proliferation of new forms of mediated communications in networked societies. The project is funded by a SSHRC Partnership Grant, with Dr. Kim Sawchuk as Director and Principal Investigator.
Before joining Concordia, Cucinelli was a FRQSC Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Comparative Media Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge), with research affiliations to their Open Documentary Lab, the Center for Civic Media, and the Youth and Media Project in the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a Postdoctoral Research Affiliate for the Mobilities Lab in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University.
Cucinelli, G. (2022). Happy Medium.
Kinetic typography podcasts series with K–12 teachers in Québec. Funded by Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Development Grant.
Project website: www.DiginalDevicesandSchools.ca
Cucinelli, G. (2018) Look@Me.
Educational game about social media for K-12 schools. Funded by Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC), Établissement de nouveaux professeurs.
Project website: www.YouthMediaPractices.ca
Cucinelli, G. (2018) WIM: What is Interactive Media?
Podcast series on interactive documentaries. Funded by the Mobile Media Lab.
Project website: https://soundcloud.com/user-927117147/wim
Cucinelli, G. (2018) Virtual Reality Meets Empathy
Podcast series focusing on the potential and limitations of integrating virtual reality for empathy education in the workplace environment. Funded by OVPRGS Individual SEED grant and by Petro-Canada Young Innovators Award.
Project website: http://www.VRMeetsEmpathy.ca/
Virtual reality experience focusing on the potential and limitations of integrating virtual reality for empathy education in the workplace environment. Funded by OVPRGS Individual SEED grant and by Petro-Canada Young Innovators Award.
Cucinelli, G. (2016) Define Privacy
Interactive documentary about privacy in the lives of young people. Funded by Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC), Établissement de nouveaux professeurs. Project website: www.YouthMediaPractices.ca
Cucinelli, G., & Sawchuk, K. (2015) AddressKnown/AdresseConnue
Interactive documentary with intergenerational portraits of Park Extension citizens actively involved in shaping the community. Funded by Hexagram-CIAM (2013); GRAND-NCE (2013). Project website: www.AddressKnown.ca
(2015-2016). Virtual Reality and Empathy Education: Understanding Cultural, Gender and Ethnic Difference in the Workplace. Funded by Concordia University Office of the VP, Research & Graduate Studies SEED program.
(2013-2016). Civic Media Engagement and Transformative Actions: Youth, Teachers, Digital Media Sociability, and Privacy. Fonds Québécois de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC), Établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs.
(2012-2015). AddressKnown/AdresseConnue: Interactive and Inter-generational documentary about local community activism in Montreal’s Parc Extension neighbourhood. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), GRAND Networks of Centres of Excellence Program, & Hexagram-CIAM.
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