Marta Severo is Associate Professor in Communication at the University of Lille 3 (Geriico laboratory). Her research focuses on digital methods for social sciences and representations of space on the Internet. After receiving a doctorate in cultural heritage management and technologies from the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy), she was postdoctoral fellow at the Politecnico of Milan, at Sciences Po Paris and at the International College for territorial sciences in Paris.
Lately, her work explores the concepts of topography and topology in mapping cultural heritage objects through digital data. She has obtained several grants for advancing on this topic from the European Agency ESPON, the French Ministry of Culture and the CNRS.
She has also been involved in several UNESCO projects, notably at the World Heritage Centre. Since 2012, she coordinates the research program “media and territories” of the CIST. She counts several publications in national and international journals. She has recently edited the book Traces numériques et territoires (Presses de Mines, 2015).