Academic publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Levy H, Mercea D. (2021) Exploring narrative linearity between Twitter and the news: Echoes of the Arab Spring in Brazil. Discourse & Society.

Levy, H. (2020) Surveying research on favelas and the media: emphases and absences in decades of critical explorations. Popular Communication.

Levy, H. (2020). Grammars of contestation and pluralism: Paulo Freire’s action in Brazil’s periphery and the rise of right-wing discourse on YouTube. International Communication Gazette.

Levy, H. & Sarmento, C. (2020) Understanding Viral Communism: A Thematic Analysis of Twitter During Brazil’s 2018 Elections. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 15(1), pp.19–36.

Mercea, D; Levy, H. (2019) Cuing Collective Outcomes on Twitter: A Qualitative Reading of Movement Social Learning. International Journal of Communication, 13 (1) (2019).

Levy, H. (2018). Disrupting the Old Periphery: Alternative Media, Inequality and Counter-Mapping in Brazil. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 13(2), pp.61–76.

Levy, H. (2018). “From the media of the periphery to peripheral media: The changing priorities of Brazil’s alternative ecology”. The Communication Review, 21 (4), p. 296.

Levy, H. & Sarmento, C. (2017) Watching the 2016 Olympics on Brazil’s Alternative Media: From platform hijack to discourse autonomy. Journalism.

Levy, H. (2017) Online self-representation in Brazil’s favelas: Personalising the Periphery. First Monday. 23 (8).

Levy, H. (2016) Reporting the 2014 World Cup: football first and social issues last. Sport and Society, 1- 11.


Levy, H. (2018) The Internet, Politics, and Inequality in Contemporary Brazil: Peripheral Media. Lexington Books.

Levy, H. (2012). Entre a fé e a notícia: Jornalismo gospel no Brasil. Artepalavra.

Book chapters

Mercea, D. & Levy, H. (2019) The Activist Chroniclers of Occupy Gezi: Counterposing Visibility to Injustice. In: McGarry, A., Erhart, I., Eslen-Ziya, H., Jenzen, O., & Korkut, U. (eds) (2018). The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication. Amsterdam University Press.

Book reviews

Levy, H. (2020) What do massive protests tell about a nation? Book Review: Media and the Image of the Nation during Brazil’s 2013 Protests by César Jiménez-Martínez. LSE Review of Books.

Levy, H. (2018) Reading Stuart Hall as an Immigrant. Book review: Stuart Hall, A Life Between Two Islands. 

Levy, H. (2015) Book review: Networked Publics and Digital Contention by Mohamed Zayani. LSE Review of Books.

Levy, H. (2015) Book review: Networks of Outrage and Hope by Manuel Castells. LSE Review of Books.

Media pieces

Levy, H. (2019) How evangelical news websites shape the views of millions of Brazilians. The Conversation UK.

Levy, H. (2017) Favela media and the build-up of peripheral subjectivities. Discover Society. December edition. Digital imaginaries.

Levy, H (2015) The rise of Brazil’s free journalists. Open Democracy.


Alves, P.F. (2019). Book review: The Internet, Politics, and Inequality in Contemporary Brazil: Peripheral Media. Information, Communication and Society.  

Conference presentations

Levy, H. (2019) “Accepting pluralism at Brazil’s peripheries: The new grammars of contestation on the media”. Loughborough University, UK.

Levy, H. (2018) “The Alternative Media and the State in Brazil: From Persecution to Midialivrismo. LatAm Media Governance. University of Leeds, UK.

Levy, H. (2017) “Social Media and Favelas”: Personalising the Periphery? CPAC Conference University of York, UK.

Levy, H. (2016)  “Unmuting the Periphery” – Global Media Conference. City University of London UK.

Levy, H. (2015) “The Alternative Media Coverage in Brazil”. PhD Annual Conference. University of Westminster, UK.