Cosimo Marco Scarcelli

Associate Professor

University of Padua- Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology (FISPPA)



ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0384-6250

ACADEMIA: https://unipd.academia.edu/CosimoMarcoScarcelli

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cosimo_Marco_Scarcelli

Cosimo Marco Scarcelli (PhD in Social Sciences, 2013) is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology (FISPPA) at the University of Padua.

Her research interests are in digital media with a focus on: intimacy, gender, sexuality and youth cultures.

He is a member of numerous national and international research groups and has published scholarly essays including the books: Young People and the Smartpone (Palgrave, 2022, with P. Magaudda and M. Drusian), Fiovani e Social Network (Carocci, 2020. With Bissaca and Cerulo), Intimità digitali (FrancoAngeli, 2015), Sociologia dei New Media (UTET 2018, with R. Stella, C. Riva and M. Drusian).  His publications include numerous articles and volume contributions nationally and internationally.

He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Gender Studies and Routledge’s Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture series and Associate Editor of Wiley’s Encyclopaedia of Gender, Media & Communication. He also serves on the scientific and editorial boards of international and national journals and series.

From 2018 to 2020 he was chair of the Gender&Communication section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association) for the period 2018-2021 after having served as vice-chair of the same section for the periods 2015-2016 and 2016-2018.

In addition to his academic activities, he is engaged in various educational work at public and private institutions on issues related to the relationship between digital media, gender and sexuality and the use of digital technologies by young people.

Recent Publications

(2023) Scarscelli, C. M. and Farci, M., Men have to be competent in something, women need to show their bodies. Gender, digital youth cultures and popularity, in “Journal of Gender Studies”, pp. 1-13.

(2023) Scarscelli, C. M., Quantifying sex. Sex tracking apps and users’ practices, in “Sexualities”.

(2022) Scarscelli, C. M. and Farci, M., Media digitali, genere e sessualità, Mondadori, Milano.

(2022) Drusian, M., Magaudda, P. and Scarcelli, C. M., Young People and the Smartphone: Everyday Life on the Small Screen, Palgrave, London.

(2021) Scarcelli, C. M., È uno “sporco lavoro” ma qualcuna\o lo deve pur fare. Studiare il rapporto tra sesso, sessualità e media digitali, in “Mediascapes journal”, 18, pp. 16-28.

(2021) Scarcelli, C. M. and Cardoso, D., The bodies of the (digitized) body: Experiences of sexual(ised) work on OnlyFans, in “MedieKultur”, 37 (71), pp. 98-121. DOI: 10.7146/mediekultur.v37i71.122642

(2021) Scarcelli, C. M., Manosphere periferiche. Ragazzi, omosocialità e pratiche digitali, in “About Gender. International Journal of Gender Studies”, 10 (19), pp. 1-34.

(2020) Scarcelli, C. M., Nixon, P. and Krijen, T., Sexuality, Gender, Media. Identity articulations in the contemporary media landscape, in “Information, Communication and Society”, 24(8), pp. 1063-1072. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2020.1804603

(2020) Stella, R. and Scarcelli, C. M., The mediated erotic lover. Young heterosexuals and the role of pornography in their negotiation of gender roles and desire, in “Journal of Gender Studies” 29 (4), pp.420-430. doi: 10.1080/09589236.2019.1670149