I’m a journalist, academic researcher, and a Lecturer in Communications at John Cabot University in Rome.I am also a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Digital Humanities of King’s College London. 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 textual and visual counter-hegemonic media discourse. And what’s counter-hegemonic discourse? You can grasp it from my work. I am the author of The Internet, Politics, and Inequality in Contemporary Brazil: Peripheral Media (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) and several articles about media discourses that are not endorsed by forms of institutional power and yet they somehow become popular. So far, my work has concentrated on how counter-hegemonic discourse has been crucial in the quest for social justice in Brazil. 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, then to Italy. 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 authored a short blog for media writing students about life in Italy called Only in Italy. 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.