Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Vicki Mayer

Professor - Communication, Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives and Curriculum

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Department Affiliation

  • B.A., Brown University, Independent Major, 1993
  • M.A., University of California-San Diego, Communication, 1997
  • Ph.D., University of California-San Diego, Communication, 2000
Academic Experience
  • Louise K. Riggio Chair of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tulane University, Taylor Center for Design-Thinking, 2014-
  • Professor, Tulane University 2012-
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University 2007-2012
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2003-2007
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California-Davis, 2001-2003
  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas-San Antonio, 2000-2001
  • Associate Instructor, University of California-San Diego, 2000

Research & Teaching Specializations: Community media in Brazil; media political economy and communications infrastructure in US and Latin America; Latino media production and media audiences

Related Experience
  • Co-Creator, ViaNolaVie: Talking Life and Culture in New Orleans, 2016-
  • Editorial Board Member, Women’s Studies in Communication, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Intercom-Revista Brasileira de Ciências da Comunicação, Journal of Latin American Communication Research, Journal of Communication
  • President, Feminist Studies Division, International Communication Association
  • Editor, Television & New Media (
  • Director, MediaNOLA (
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Communication
  • The Community Action Council of Tulane University Students’ Community Enrichment Award, Tulane University, 2016
  • Barbara E. Moely Award for Service Learning, 2012
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Start-Up Grant, 2010
  • Top Paper Award, International Communication Association, Philosophy of Communication Division, 2009
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
Overseas Experience
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
Selected Publications
  • 2017. Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy. Berkeley: University of California Press and Luminos Open Access Project.
  • 2016. “The Places Where Production and Audience Studies Meet.” Television and New Media 17 (8): 706-718.
  • 2012. Below the Line: Producers and Production Studies in the New Television Economy. Duke University Press.
  • 2009. (Editor) Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries. With Miranda J. Banks and John T. Caldwell. Routledge.
  • 2007. “Digital Television in Brazil: The View from Manaus.” Liinc em Revista. 3 (2): 81-90.
  • 2003. Producing Dreams, Consuming Youth: Mexican Americans and Mass Media. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: COMM 3140: Cross-Cultural Commnication, COMM 2230: Intercultural Communication

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 6

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