I’m a journalist, media researcher and Lecturer in Communications at John Cabot University in Rome. I am based in London and Rome.
I hold a PhD in Sociology and a Masters’ degree in Media and Communications, both from City, University of London. I also hold a BA in Journalism and another one in Humanities.
As an academic, my research interests dwell on the textual and visual discourse of minorities on social media platforms and popular culture. I am the author of The Internet, Politics, and Inequality in Contemporary Brazil: Peripheral Media (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) and several articles about counter-hegemonic media and the quest for social justice. My first book (2012) discussed gospel journalism in Brazil. You might want to read some of my papers here.
I am a professional journalist with more than a decade of experience, covering world affairs, politics, and the arts. I have been based in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico, before moving to the UK. You can check out some of the articles I wrote here. I author and edit the art blog The Body and exercise my Portuguese while writing to Lá Fora. I also curate the online archive on post-colonialism and encounters with the New World called Reading the Periphery.org.
My latest project is a book about queer popular culture to be released in 2021.
I also express myself through photography. You can check out my work here.
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