Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Mauro Porto

Associate Professor - Communication

Contact Info

Department Affiliation

  • B.A., Universidade de Brasília, Communication,1988
  • M.A., Universidade de Brasília, Political Science,1993
  • Ph.D., University of California-San Diego, Communication, 2001
Academic Experience
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2011-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2005-2011
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2004-2005
  • Visiting Professor, Facultad Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales, Guatemala, 2003
  • Professor, Universidade de Brasília, 1993-2004

Research & Teaching Specializations: South America, Brazil, Political communication, Media and Democratization, Media and Politics

Related Experience
  • Program Officer for Media Rights and Access, Ford Foundation, Brazil office, 2011-2013
  • Freedom House, consultant for the Freedom of the Press in the World report, 2006-2007
  • Member of the Consultative Board of the Program InFormação, sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and by Agência de Notícias dos Direitos da Infância, 2006-
  • Member of the editorial board of the journals Comunicação & Política, Contemporânea, Ecompós, Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política, and Líbero Coordinator of the Research Center on Media and Politics, University of Brasilia, Brazil, 2001-2004
  • Visiting Researcher Fellowship, Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo (CIAPA), San José, Costa Rica, 2008
  • Provost’s Fund for Faculty/Student Engagement, Tulane University, 2006-2007.
  • Summer Fellowship, Dean’s Office, College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tulane University, 2006
  • Vilmar Farias Chair of Latin American Studies, awarded by Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Brazil’s Ministry of Education, and Brazil’s Ministry of Science and Technology, 2003
  • Best Doctoral Dissertation, Sociedade Brasileira de Estudos Interdisciplinares da Comunicacao, INTERCOM, 2002
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Overseas Experience
  • Brazil
Selected Publications
  • 2015. “Social media and the 2013 protests in Brazil: The contradictory nature of political mobilization in the digital era” With João Brant. In Lina Dencik; Oliver Leistert (eds.). Critical perspectives on social media and protest. Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 181-199.
  • 2012. “Media power and democratization in Brazil: TV Globo and the dilemmas of political accountability.” London: Routledge.
  • 2011. “The media and political accountability.” In Corruption and democracy in Brazil: The struggle for accountability. Timothy Power and Matthew M. Taylor, eds. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
  • 2011. “Telenovelas and representations of national identity in Brazil,” Media, Culture and Society. 33 (1): 53-69.
  • 2007. “Televisão e política no Brasil: A Rede Globo e as interpretações da audiência.” Rio de Janeiro: E-Papers.
  • 2007. “Frame diversity and citizen competence: towards a critical approach to news quality.” Critical Studies in Media Communication. 24 (4): 303-321.
  • 2007. “Framing controversies: television and the 2002 presidential election in Brazil.” Political Communication. 24 (1): 19-36.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: COMM 4553: Brazilian TV and Culture

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