About me


About me

I'm a former digital journalist and I came to Michigan State after completing my PhD in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.

My first contact with research was as an undergraduate at the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), where I got my B.A. on Social Communications- Journalism. From 2005 until 2007, I worked as a research assistant for a multimedia group of the Piatam Project (Socio-environmental Strategic Intelligence of the Industry of Petroleum at the Amazon). After that, I expanded my studies to the field of Global Communications as the John M. Gunn scholar at Washington and Lee University. In 2009-10, I worked as a journalist covering the World Cup 2014 environmental impact studies in Manaus, AM, Brazil.

I have a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida (2012), with a specialization in International Communication.

You can see my faculty profile here. 

My work has been featured in:

- The Boston Globe: A whole new world of campaign tech (USA)

- The Petosky News-Review: Fake News: Why it's here, and how to fight it

- Jornal de Noticias: Contra os jornais e as redes sociais, como é que Trump ganhou?

- Carta Capital: A imagem do Brasil na mídia estrangeira, uma velha obsessão (Brazil)

- Jornal O Tempo: Exposição seletiva leva a polarização política (Brazil) 

- The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Research shows coverage of Brazilian protests emphasized conflict and not demands (USA)

- Carta Capital: Uma tentativa de execução de menores de idade transmitida ao vivo (Brazil)