Castellini da Silva

Primary Department
School of Communications
Postdoctoral Researcher - FUJO
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Postdoctoral Researcher - FUJO
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Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
GLA: C142A

Academic biography

Dr Ricardo Castellini da Silva is a Media Literacy educator and a Postdoctoral Researcher with DCU Institute for Future Media, Democracy and Society (FuJo). He is also the Media Literacy Coordinator for the Irish hub of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO).

Ricardo has extensive experience designing and delivering media literacy learning experiences for all age groups. He has partnered with government organizations, NGO’s, schools and libraries to promote media literacy in Ireland and abroad. Since 2015, Ricardo has been teaching classes on digital media in the Professional Master of Education programme at Trinity College Dublin.

Ricardo was a member of the Erasmus Plus project MICOOL and contributed with a chapter in the e-book ‘MICOOL Best-Practices’, an educational resource to assist teachers in the use of digital media in the classroom. He was also a member of the Anti-Bullying Centre where he participated in an international research project on young people’s online experiences of sexual and gender-based harassment and abuse. Ricardo is currently a member of an EMIF-funded international consortium that investigates the opportunities and challenges for media literacy training for teachers across Europe.

Ricardo sits on the steering group of Media Literacy Ireland, a national association facilitated by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. He holds a PhD in Media Literacy from Dublin City Uni

Research interests

Media literacy, disinformation, critical pedagogy, new literacies studies.