Marta Severo is Full Professor in Communication at the University of Paris Nanterre where she is in charge of the Department of Information and Communication. She is a member and Deputy Director of the Dicen laboratory. She actively participates in the research of the laboratory by coordinating the theme Editorialization, Cultural Heritage and Authority . In 2018, she has been awarded as junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Beside these institutional commitments, since 2012, she coordinates the theme Media and territories of the International College of Territorial Sciences (CIST) in Paris.
Her research focuses on action research in social sciences through web-based data. Her research activities focus on two thematic areas: (i) the collaborative construction of cultural heritage and memories on the web and (ii) the digital representations of place and space.
After obtaining a PhD in cultural heritage management and technology at the IMT Lucca (Italy), Marta Severo was a postdoc researcher at the Politecnico of Milan, at Sciences Po Paris and at the CIST in Paris. Since 2012, she is associate professor in communication (4 years at the University of Lille and then at the University Paris Nanterre). Throughout her career, she has developed her research on digital methods to study society around different themes (cultural heritage, urban studies, migrations, …). She has obtained several funding (H2020, ANR, Labex, CNRS, ESPON ..). She also carried out expertise for UNESCO and for the French Ministry of Culture. She has been a visiting researcher at the USP (Brazil), the University of Bologna, the University of Seychelles and the UEMF.
She counts several publications in national and international journals. She has recently edited the books Patrimoine culturel immatériel et numérique (L’Harmattan, 2017) et Traces numériques et territoires (Presses de Mines, 2015).