I’m a journalist, academic researcher and higher education lecturer based in London, UK.
I hold a PhD in Sociology and an M.A. in Media and Communications, both from City, University of London. I am a professional journalist with more than a decade of experience, covering world affairs, politics, and the arts. I have been based in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and the United States. I am the editor of the online archive Reading the Periphery.org , The Body blog, and in Portuguese for the Lá Fora, and several other independent publications.
As a journalist, I am interested in society, media & politics, arts & culture. As an academic, my current research interests lie in understanding the textual and visual discourse of minorities and the counter-hegemonic use of media platforms. In the past, I spent a great deal of time studying online counter-hegemonic journalism in Latin America and the UK. 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.
More recently, I participated in research projects about London-based social movements anchored on Twitter, in which I worked with vast amounts of data, and interviews (which I have conducted) with activists. I have also worked with the political discourse of the far-right in Brazil and elsewhere. My latest is a project about loneliness and social media.
I am also a photographer fascinated with urban environments and everyday rituals.
You find me on Twitter.
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