Prof. Carmen Sammut

Prof. Carmen Sammut

Prof. Carmen Sammut


Associate Professor

Room 352,
Pro Rectors' Office,
Administration Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3401
Professor Carmen Sammut is Pro Rector for Student & Staff Affairs and Outreach. She lectures in the Department of International Relations (Faculty of Arts) where she also served as Head of Department.
She holds a PhD in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She obtained her Masters (cum laude), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and a BA Degree from the University of Malta. She currently teaches and writes about journalism, international communications, political communication and issues of culture in international affairs. At the University of Malta she also teaches journalism within the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences (MAKS).
Carmen Sammut is a long experienced broadcaster and regularly appears as an analyst discussing current events. She starting her career as a journalist with the national broadcasting station in the early 1980s, where she mainly engaged with the writing and production of foreign news and current affairs programmes. Since the arrival of pluralism in broadcasting in 1991 she has freelanced for various media outlets.
  • Media systems
  • Journalism
  • Political communication
  • Gender and politics
  • Soft power and nation branding
  • International relations
  • Political economy

Murphy, B. & Sammut, C. forthcoming 2016, " Situating the Media: Facts and History" in Sociology of the Maltese Islands., eds. M. Briguglio & M. Brown, Agenda, Malta.

Novelli, E., Rafter, K., Poulakidakos, S., Veneti, A., Veríssimo, E., Álvares, A. & Sammut, C. forthcoming 2016, "
The Economic Crisis and Austerity" in Political Advertising in the 2014 European Parliament Elections., eds. C. Holtz-Bacha, E. Novelli & K. Rafter, Palgrave Macmillan, UK.

Sammut, C. forthcoming 2016, "The Face of Evil in the era of Liberal Peace: Media Debates around the cases of Jyllands-Posten and Charlie Hebdo." in Pedagogy, Politics and Philosophy of Peace and Peace-Making, ed. Borg, Carmel and Grech, Michael, Bloomsbury, UK.

Sammut, C. 2013, "
Mintoff, l-Istampa u x-Xandir" in Duminku Mintoff: Bejn Storja u Miti.
, ed. S. Grech, Horizons, Malta, pp. 159-192.

Sammut, C. 2013, "Gender and political engagement: Assessing the role of the media in the Maltese Islands.
 " in  Women and Knowledge in the Mediterranean., ed. F. Sadiqi, Routledge, UK, USA, Canada, pp. 211-231.

Sammut, C. 2011, "Producing News Texts in receiving countries: beyond journalists
professional ideology and cultural explanations" in
Media, Migration and Public Opinion: Myths, Prejudices and the Challenge of Attaining Mutual Understanding between Europe and North Africa
, ed. I. Ureta Vaquero, Peter Lang, Berne.

Sammut, C. 2009, "Partisan Media in Malta" in Media in Malta. , eds. J. Borg, M.A. Lauri & A. Hillman, Progress Press, Malta.

Sammut, C. 2009, "Reassessing the Maltese Media System" in Malta and the Maltese. , eds. G. Cassar & J. Cutajar, Agenda Publications., Malta, pp. 75-101.

Sammut, C. 2007, "The Ambiguous Borderline between Human Rights and National Security: The
Journalist’s Dilemma in the Reporting of Irregular Immigrants in Malta. ", Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1-9.

Sammut, C. 2007, Media and Maltese Society, Lexington Press, Lanham, USA.

  • ATS5504 - Borders and Spaces in the Mediterranean
  • GRS5011 - Introduction to Gender Studies
  • IRL1091 - Soft Power in International Relations: An Introduction to the Role of Media and Culture
  • IRL3065 - The Media and International Relations
  • MCS5411 - Critical Studies in Journalism
Research work in progress:
Journalists at the frontline of migration debates.
The Social Media uses by Palestinian youth during and after the Arab Spring.

Involvement in projects:
Evaluation and Monitoring Process; Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture

ECREA: European Communication Research and Education Association
IAMCR: International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)