Professor, Media Sociology
Centre de Recherche sur l’Amérique du Nord
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France

Media Literacies for a Living World Roundtable
SATURDAY, APRIL 8 • 9:00-11:15a

Divina Frau-Meigs specializes in content and risk behaviors, as well as questions of reception and use of information and communication technologies. She is currently working on issues of cultural diversity, e-learning, media education and media co-regulation (audiovisual, internet). Frau-Meigs leads the ANR TRANSLIT research project, which reflects on the epistemology of transliteracy and observes the practices of young people.

In addition to numerous articles in national and international journals, she has published or coordinated some twenty books. Frau-Meigs is author of Intercreativity and Interculturality in the Virtual Learning Environments of the ECO MOOC Project (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2017), “Transliteracy: Sense-making Mechanisms for Establishing E-presence” (Nordicom Clearinghouse, 2013), and  Media Matters in the Cultural Contradictions of the “Information Society”: Towards a Human Rights-based Governance (Council of Europe, 2011). Additionally, she presented the Global Monitoring Report of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the Priority Action Line C8 “Cultural Diversity,” drafted the “Emerging Trends” report for WSIS+10 (2013), and a critical glossary on Cultural Diversity in the Digital Age (2014).

Frau-Meigs is the recipient of the 2016 Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Award. It is spearheaded by the UNESCO-initiated Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network, with the support of UNAOC (United Nations Alliance of Civilizations). She is also a founding member of the office of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).