Marta Perrotta, Ph.D

Faculty, Rome Center

Marta Perrotta is lecturer for the Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts at Roma Tre University, where she teaches TV Formats and Storytelling. 

She holds a Ph.D in Communication and New Technologies at IULM University, Milan, defending a thesis on the Aesthetics of TV Formats and Production Cultures in Reality Television. During her Ph.D pursuit, she spent a winter semester as visiting student at the JMK Department of Stockholm University and did research for the format production company Strix. After that, she received a Post Docturate position at Roma Tre University, studying International Format Trade and Domestication practices. Her research interests focus on global television formats, TV genres and aesthetics, gender practices in TV, sound and radio studies.

Marta wrote two manuscripts: Il Format Televisivo. Caratteristiche, circolazione internazionale, usi e abusi (Urbino, Quattroventi, 2007); L’ABC del fare radio (Roma, Dino Audino Editore, 2003). She co-edited Factual, reality, makeover. Lo spettacolo della trasformazione nella televisione contemporanea (Roma, Bulzoni, 2013), with Veronica Innocenti.

Among her publications in anthologies, "Storia della radio in 4 atti", in La radio in Italia. Storia, mercati, formati, pubbilci, tecnologie, edited by Tiziano Bonini (Roma, Carocci, 2013) ; with Lothar Mikos, "Global Ugly Betty. International Format Trade and the Production of National Adaptations", in The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies. Volume II : Media Production a cura di Vicki Mayer (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012); “Rome”, in HBO Style. Televisione, autorialità, estetica, edited by Barbara Maio (Roma: Bulzoni Editore, 2011); “In diretta dalla rete”, in Tre Punto Zero, edited by Eugenia Romanelli (Roma: Dino Audino Editore, 2011); “A Peninsula in the Sea of TV Formats: Exploring Italian Adaptations of Survivor”, in Globalization and Contemporary Italian Media, edited by Michela Ardizzoni and Chiara Ferrari (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2010); “Le marche comunicative dell’emittenza privata e pubblica. Una ricerca empirica nell’universo radiofonico nazionale", contenuto in La radio, territori e percorsi di un mezzo mobile e interattivo, edited by Enrico Menduni (Bologna, Baskerville, 2002); with Virginia Massarelli, “Podcasting: a change for listeners, a challenge for broadcasters”, in Relating Radio. Communities. Aesthetics. Access, Golo Föllmer and Sven Thiermann (eds.) (Leipzig, Zukunft des Radios, 2006).

She also writes for radio and TV shows; currently, she writes for Popcorner.