Matteo Farina

Matteo Farina

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Matteo Farina is a researcher, an academic, and an expert in Applied Linguistics and social media. Before joining The University of Adelaide, Matteo worked at the University of South Australia and Flinders University. He is a member of the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures at the University of South Australia and an Adjunct Lecturer at Flinders University. Over the years, he undertook multiple research projects and delivered courses in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Languages and Communication.

Matteo published a best-selling book on how people communicate on Facebook. This book is entitled "Facebook and Conversation Analysis".

Recently his research has focused on misinformation, disinformation opertions and foreign interference, especially through social media platforms.

2021: Understanding Mass Influence (commissioned by the Department of Defence) https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:dcbca90e-72e8-469d-98a6-605b8d97421b#pageNum=1

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - 2021 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2019 Associate Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Italian Flinders University
    2018 - 2021 Casual Lecturer & Tutor University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2018 Casual Lecturer & Tutor University of South Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2022 University of South Australia Australia Phd
    2009 - 2022 Ca Foscari University of Venice Italy Master of Teaching
    2001 - 2004 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy Italy Bachelor of Media Languages
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Farina, M. (2020). Social media interactions, online radicalisation and Conversation Analysis. Journal of The Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, 28(2-3), 16-27.
    2015 Farina, M. (2015). Facebook first post telling. Journal of Pragmatics, 90, 1-11.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2019 Farina, M. (2019). Facebook and Conversation Analysis. London, United Kingdom: Bloomsbury.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 Farina, M. (2020). Using conversation analysis for examining social media interactions. In Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications Vol. 332 (pp. 172-177). IOS Press.
    DOI
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2020 Farina, M., Scarino, A., & Tudini, V. (2020). Being and becoming an Italian: the perspective of young people.
    2020 Farina, M., Scarino, A., & Tudini, V. (2020). Community Engagement Report of the South Australian Italian Community Bodies.

2022 Digi+ Fame Strategy Grant

  • 2018-2021 LING 2038 - Cross Cultural Communication
  • 2019 LING 1102 - Introduction to Language in Culture and Society

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