Cosimo Marco Scarcelli, PhD, is tenure-track Assistant Professor at department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology of the University of Padua (Italy). He teaches New Media (BD in communication) and Digital Culture and Society (MD in Strategies of Communication) and he is member of the board of PhD Programme in Social Sciences: Interactions, Communication, Cultural Constructions.
His research deals with: sexuality, gender and digital culture; intimacies; pornography; masculinities; love and emotions; young people. He is particularly interested in qualitative and participatory research.
He has been the principal editor of the book Gender and sexuality in the European media (Routledge, 2021) and associate editor of The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media and Communication (Wiley, 2020).
Cosimo Marco is the author of essays for international journals such as Porn Studies; Journal of Gender Studies; Information, Communication & Society; Mediekultur and Italian Journal of Sociology of Education.
He is member of the editorial board of Journal of Gender Studies and MED Media education.
From 2016 to 2021 he served as vice-chair and then chair for ECREA’s Gender, Sexuality & Communication section.
Cosimo Marco also works as a digital media educator (working primarily on the relations between digital media, gender and sexuality), in collaboration with different institutions and NGOs.
(2020), Giovani e social network. Emozioni, costruzione dell’identità, media digitali, Carocci, Roma (Con M. Cerulo e E. Bissaca). (IT) [Young people and social networks. Emotions, identity, digital media]
(2019), Vite interconnesse: Pratiche digitali attraverso app, smartphone e piattaforme online, Meltemi, Roma (with M.Drusian e P.Magaudda). (IT) [Interconnected life. Digital practices through app, smartphone and online platforms]
(2021), “È uno sporco lavoro ma qualcuna\o lo deve pur fare. Studiare il rapporto tra sesso, sessualità e media digitali”, Mediascape Journal (IT) [It is a ‘dirty work’ but someone’s got to do it. Studying digital media, sex, sexuality and young people]
(2021), with D. Cardoso “The bodies of the (digitized) body: Experiences of sexual(ised) work on OnlyFans”, MedieKultur, 37, 71, pp. 98-121. DOI: 10.7146/mediekultur.v37i71.122642
(2021), “Manosphere periferiche. Ragazzi, omosocialità e pratiche digitali”, About Gender. International Journal of Gender Studies, 10, 19, pp. 1-34. (IT) [Peripherical manospheres. Young people, homosociality and digital practices]
(2021), “Quando gli adulti negano agency sessuale e partecipazione ai più giovani. Adolescenti, sexting e intimate citizenship”, Società Mutamento, Politica. (IT) [The denied pleasure. Sexting, Italian teens and intimate citizenship]
(2020), with P. Nixon and T. Krijen, “Sexuality, Gender, Media. Identity articulations in the contemporary media landscape”, Information, Communication and Society, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2020.1804603. (EN)
(2020), con R. Stella, “The mediated erotic lover. Young heterosexuals and the role of pornography in their negotiation of gender roles and desire”, Journal of Gender Studies. 29, 4, pp.420-430 (EN) doi: 10.1080/09589236.2019.1670149
(2015), Intimità digitali. Adolescenti, amore e sessualità ai tempi di internet, FrancoAngeli, Milano [Digital Intimacy]
(2019), Vite interconnesse: Pratiche digitali attraverso app, smartphone e piattaforme online, Meltemi, Roma (Con M. Drusian e P. Magaudda) [Interconnected lifes]
(2020), con R. Stella, “The mediated erotic lover. Young heterosexuals and the role of pornography in their negotiation of gender roles and desire”, Journal of Gender Studies. 29, 4, pp.420-430 (con R. Stella).
(2015), “«it is disgusting, but…»: adolescent girls’ relationship to internet pornography as gender performance”, Porn Studies, 2 (2-3), pp. 237-249.
(2020), “Adolescents’ perspectives on sexting and pleasure. Some suggestion for going beyond moral panic”, in L. Tsaliki e D. Chronaki (eds.), Discourses of anxiety about childhood and youth across cultures, Palgrave MacMillan, London.
(2019), “Revealing intimacy through digital media: Young people, digital culture and new research perspectives”, in P. Billet, M. Hart, D. Martin (eds.), Complexities of researching with young people, Routledge, London (Con Mainardi Arianna).
(2018), “Young people and sexual media”, in P.G. Nixon, I. Düsterhöft (eds.), Sex in the digital age, Routledge, London.
(2020), “Gender and sexuality in the European media. Exploring different contexts through conceptualisations of age”, Routledge, London (Con Baselga S., Chronaki D., de Vuyst Sara – Eds.)
(2017) “Adolescenti e sexting: interazioni sessuali mediate e sexual scripts”, in C. Rinaldi (a cura di), I copioni sessuali. Storia, analisi e applicazioni, Mondadori Education, Milano. [Teens and sexting: sexual mediated interactions and sexual scripts]