I am a journalist, researcher, and lecturer in media based in London and Rome. My main research interests lie in understanding, interpreting, and translating forms of counter-hegemonic media in the digital age. I have written about relevant manifestations of online activism, urban visual culture, Brazil studies, and, more recently, queer media.
My next book is called Globalised Queerness: Identities and Commodities in Queer Popular Culture (Bloomsbury) due in 2023. I also authored The Internet, Politics, and Inequality in Contemporary Brazil: Peripheral Media (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) and several articles on digital media at the margins. My first book (2012) discussed gospel journalism in Brazil. In 2017, I created Reading the Periphery.org a digital archive with texts on post-colonialism and the ‘New World’.
I’ve taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on digital media and society, journalism, intercultural communications, media history, and queer media. A small sample of my students’ production is available here and here.
I also photograph, and here is my portfolio. Other social links are on LinkTree. For work or academic inquiries, please send an email to heltonvlevy at gmail