What I have been writing (4)

Here I summarise a few of my recent or upcoming publications: An art review, an academic paper and news about the new book.

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A tentative syllabus for teaching today’s journalism

I created a programme for a Journalism course which I found interesting to share.

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What I have been writing (3)

I wrote a short piece for The Conversation UK about the so-called evangelical news in Brazil.

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The inevitability of What’s App

As What’s App becomes the standard chat app, I ponder on the app inevitability based on a few McLuhan’s insights.

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The casualisation of UK’s Higher Education is real

A colleague told me this sad case about the precarious state of working for the Higher Education sector in the UK. In short, neither payment should be taken for granted nor knowing how much you’ll be paid.

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Looking at Brazil’s favelas from a Venetian harbour

The assemblage of Brazilian landscapes during the Venice Biennale of Architecture may be more problematic than it seems.

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Being optimistic in dark times

It is not that my book sees total progress in Brazil, but it is fairly optimistic when it comes to the progress and diversification of the country’s media environment in the last decades. I interviewed two dozens of media producers, all based across that immense territory: from the Amazonian area to the very hot northeast;…

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What I have been writing (2)

After my PhD, part of my 2018 was dedicated to ensuring that all the research I did in the last three years could come to life.

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How poverty affects online personalities on social media

In August 2018, I published an article on First Monday about the advent of online self-representations in the context of impoverished communities. I believe this is one of the most underresearched aspects of social media. The extent to which poverty and inequality could mirror different kinds of self-representation, either by selfies and short text posts on the…

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Reassessing the life of Chica da Silva: A tale about Brazil

There is no doubt that Brazil’s history remains under-researched and under-theorised. Especially with regards to the country’s extensive colonial legacy, different periods can be open to negotiation and interpretation, but most of which are still stuck in a range of stereotypes that say little about the complexities of its characters. The biography of the 18th-century…

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Between methods and “inner experience”: The challenges of studying sexuality

In “Eroticism”, Georges Bataille discusses the need for methods and even science when approaching sex and sexuality. He argues that studying such subjective phenomenon, one could quit objective resources: data, methods, and traceability. One could, instead, use as scientific research oneself’s “inner” experience. As human beings, we have all experienced some erotic situation. In this case, it…

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