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RACHEL R. MOURÃO
Assistant Professor
Michigan State University, School of Journalism
mourao@msu.edu

 

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism
Ph.D. in Journalism (2016), emphases in Media and Society and Global Media
Dissertation: From mass to elite protests: How Journalists Covered the 2013 and
2015 Demonstrations in Brazil
Committee: Stephen Reese (chair), Regina Lawrence, Joseph Straubhaar, Thomas Johnson, Rosental Alves

University of Florida, Center for Latin American Studies
Master of Arts, Latin American Studies (Concentration: International Communication)
THESIS: Media and crime: the case of local TV in Brazil
Graduated in May 2012

Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Departamento de Comunicação Social, Manaus, AM, Brazil
Bachelor of Arts, Social Communication/Journalism                      
THESIS: Environmental coverage on the Amazon: a comparative analysis of local and national newspapers
Graduated in June 2010

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, School of Journalism, Fall 2016- current

Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism
Fall 2012-  Spring 2016

Instructor of Record, University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism, 
Spring 2015

Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, Student enrichment program, 
Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, Summer 2014

Graduate Assistant, University of Texas/ASNE Reynolds High School Journalism Institute
Summers 2013 - 2015 

Graduate Assistant, University of Florida, Center for Latin American Studies
August 2010- May 2012

Research Assistant, Washington and Lee University                         
May 2009 – July 2009                                

Research Assistant, Washington and Lee University
August 2008 – April 2009

Research Assistant, Universidade Federal do Amazonas
Piatam – Socio-environmental Strategic Intelligence of the Industry of Petroleum in the Amazon

RESEARCH

Peer-reviewed academic journal publications

McGregor, S. C. & Mourão, R.R. (in press). Second Screening Donald Trump: Conditional Indirect Effects on Political Participation. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

McGregor, S. C., Mourão, R.R., & Molyneux, L. (in press). Twitter as a Tool for and Object of Political and Electoral Activity: Considering Electoral Context and Variance Among Actors. Journal of Information Technology & Politics.

McGregor, S. C., Mourão, R.R., Neto, I., Angelucci, A., & Straubhaar, J. (in press). All the Kids are Doing It: Second Screening as Convergence in Brazil and the US. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

Mourão, R. R. (2016). “Binders Full of Tweets:” Twitter Coverage of “Women’s Issues” in the 2012 elections. Electronic Journal of Communication, 26 (1).

Mourão, R.R., Diehl, T., & Vasudevan, K. (2016). I Love Big Bird: How journalists tweeted humor during the 2012 presidential debates. Digital Journalism, 4(2), 211-228.

Mourão, R.R., Saldaña, M., McGregor, S.C., Zeh, A.D. (2016). Support for Protests in Latin America: Classifications and the Role of Online Networking. Social Sciences, 2016, 5(4), 58.

McGregor, S. C., & Mourão, R. R. (2016). Talking Politics on Twitter: Gender, Elections, and Social Networks. Social Media+ Society, 2(3), 1-14. 

Stephens, M., Yoo, J., Mourão, R. R., Gutierrez, F. M., Baresch, B., & Johnson, T. J. (2016). The life of the Tea Party: Differences between Tea Party and Republican media use and political variables. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 24(3), 157-171.

Mourão, R. R., & Wood, C. C. (2015). The Digital Inequality in Brazil, 2004–2009: Evolution and Effects on Political Engagement. Journal of Latin American Communication Research, 5(1), 115-139.

Mourão, R. R. (2015). The boys on the timeline: Political journalists’ use of Twitter for building interpretive communities. Journalism, 16(8), 1107-1123.

Mourão, R.R., Yoo, J., Geise, S., Araiza, J.A., Kilgo, D.K., Chen, V., & Johnson, T.J. (2015). Online News, Social Media, and European Union Attitudes: A Multidimensional Analysis. International Journal of Communication 9, 1-20.

Mourão, R. R. (2014). A Bloody Weekend in Manaus: A Case Study of Televised Crime Reporting in Amazonas, Brazil. The Latin Americanist, 58(2), 3-21.

Stephens, M., Yoo, J., Mourão, R. R., Vu, H. T., Baresch, B., & Johnson, T. J. (2014). How app are people to use smartphones, search engines, and social media for news?: examining information acquisition tools and their influence on political knowledge and voting. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 11(4), 383-396.

Colares, J.S., Ferreira, M.N., Cumaru, R.A.,.. Mourão, R.R. (2006). Piatamzinho: Structuring and Development of a Site for Children’s Environmental Education.  Inovcom – Brazilian Scientific Innovation in Communications Journal. 1 (2), 113-116.

Cunha, D.A, Colares, J.S., Reis, M.S., Rocha, B.R., Silva, L. V., & Mourão, R.R. (2006). Site Piatam: Scientific Research and Communication Technology in Symbiosis. Inovcom – Brazilian Scientific Innovation in Communications Journal. 1 (2), 117-121.

Book chapters

Molyneux, L., Mourão, R.R., & Coddington, M. (2016). US political journalists' use of Twitter: Lessons from 2012 and a Look Ahead. In R. Davis, C Holtz-Bacha, & M.R. Just (Eds.), Twitter and Elections around the World: Campaigning in 140 Characters or Less. New York, NY: Routledge.

Lawrence, R., McGregor, S. C., Cardona, A., & Mourão, R.R. (2015). Personalization and Gender: 2014 Gubernatorial Candidates on Social Media. In J. Hendricks & D. Schill (Eds.). Communication and 2014 Mid-Term Elections: Media, Message, and Mobilization. Forthcoming.

Goodman, I., Harris, K., Mourão, R.R., . . . & Polanco, E. (2010). Plano de Negocios para comunidades de pequenos produtores de fibras de juta e/ou de malva. In A. C. Witkoski  (Ed.), A cultura de juta e malva na Amazonia: sementes de uma nova racionalidade ambiental? (357-380). São Paulo: Annablume.

Peer-reviewed academic conference papers

Mourão, R. R. (May, 2016). When Elites Protest: News Coverage and the Evolution of Anti-Government Demonstrations in Brazil. International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Mourão, R.R. & Harlow, S. (May, 2016). Awareness, Reporting, and Branding: Exploring Brazilian Journalists’ Social Media Use Across Platforms. International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Mourão, R.R. (May, 2016). Journalists’ balancing act: self-correcting for the protest paradigm during the demonstrations in Brazil. International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

McGregor, S. & Mourão, R.R. (August, 2016). Second Screening Donald Trump: Conditional Indirect Effects on Political Participation. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference. Political Communication Interest Group, Minneapolis, MI.

Kilgo, D.K.; Mourão, R.R.; & Sylvie, G. (August, 2016). Did Black Lives Matter? The evolution of protest coverage after the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference. Newspaper and Online News Division, Minneapolis, MI.

McGregor, S. C., Mourão, R.R., & Molyneux, L. (2015, September). Using Volume and Tone on Twitter for Electoral Prediction: Not so Simple. American Political Science Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Mourão, R.R., Kilgo, D., & Sylvie, G. (2015, August). Michael Brown as a news icon: Event-driven news and their impact on protest paradigm. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference. Political Communication Interest Group, San Francisco, CA.

Mourão, R.R., McGregor, S. C. & Saldana, M. (2015, August). Online networking and protest behaviors in Latin America. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference. International Communication Division, San Francisco, CA.

Saldana, M. & Mourão, R.R. (2015, August). Reporting in Latin America: Issues and perspectives on investigative journalism in the region. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference. International Communication Division, San Francisco, CA.
* First place, Markham student paper competition

McGregor, S. C. & Mourão, R.R. (2015, August). Gender, politics, and the networked public sphere: Tracking the 2014 elections on Twitter. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference. Commission on the Status of Women, San Francisco, CA. 
* Second place, top student paper

McGregor, S. C., Mourão, R.R., Neto, I., & Straubhaar, J. (2015, May). All the Kids are Doing It: Second Screening as Convergence in Brazil and the US. International Communication Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Mourão, R.R., Saldana, M. & McGregor, S. C. (2014, November). Online networking and protest attitudes and behaviors in the Americas. Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research MAPOR 2014 Conference, Chicago, IL. 
* First place, top student paper

Mourão, R.R. (2014, October). Saimos do Facebook? Online networking and protest attitudes and behaviors in Brazil. 2014 Global Fusion Conference, Austin, TX. 
* Third place, top student paper

Mourão, R.R. (2014, August). Framing #VemPraRua: The 2013 Brazilian Protests on News Websites, Blogs and Twitter. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference 2014. International Communication Division, Montreal, Canada. 
* Third place, Latino/Latin American Studies Award

Mourão, R. R., Diehl, T. & Vasudevan, K. (2014, August). I LOVE BIG BIRD: How Journalists Tweeted Humor during the 2012 Presidential Debate. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference 2014. Political Communication Interest Group, Montreal, Canada. 

Mourão, R. R. (2014, February). The boys on the timeline: journalists’ use of Twitter for building interpretive communities. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Midwinter Conference 2014, Norman, OK. 

Mourão, R.R., Geise, S., Yoo, J. & Johnson, T. (2014, September). Communicative or Democratic Deficit? The Influence of Traditional and Digital Media Usage on Support for Democracy in the EU. World. World Association for Public Opinion Research Conference, Nice, France.

Geise, S., Mourão, R.R., Yoo & Johnson, T. (2014, November) Media, Economic perception and democratic satisfaction in the EU. European Communication Conference, Lisbon, Portugal. 

Holt, J., & Mourão, R.R. (2014, February). Going into labor: A content analysis of the [state] Department of Agriculture marketing videos. Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Conference, 2014. Agricultural Communications Division, Dallas, TX. 

Mourão, R.R., Yoo, J., Araiza. J., & Johnson, T. (2013, November). #blocparty: A multidimensional analysis of online news and social media’s impact on attitudes towards the European Union. Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research MAPOR 2013 Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Mourão, R. R. (2013, August). “Binders Full of Tweets:” Twitter Coverage of “Women’s Issues” in the 2012 elections. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference. Commission for the Status of Women, Washington, DC. 

Mourão, R.R. & Wood, C.H. (2013, August). The Digital Divide In Brazil, 2004 – 2009: Evolution and Effects on Political Engagement. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference. International Communication Division. Washington, DC. 
* Top Poster Award

Vu, H., Yoo, J., Stephens, M., Mourão, R.R., Baresh, B. & Johnson, T.J. (2013, August). Communication’s Next Top Model: Comparing the Differential Gains and Communication Mediation Models as Predictors of Political Participation and Knowledge. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference. Political Communication Interest Group, Washington, DC. 
* Top Faculty Paper

Mourão, R.R. (2012, March). Media and Crime: a Case Study of Local TV in Brazil. Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies – SECOLAS conference. Gainesville, FL. 

Other conference presentations

Mourão, R.R. (2015, May). Collective action frames of the 2013 Brazilian Protests: Core framing tasks, alignment and mobilization. ICA Political Communication Pre-Conference workshop. San Juan, Puerto Rico. May 20, 2015.

Mourão, R.R., McGregor, S. C. & Saldana, M. (2015, May). Online networking and protest behaviors in Latin America. ICA Political Communication Pre-Conference workshop. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Mourão, R.R. & Alves, R. (2014, November). Social media and support for protests in Brazil. International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication (Orbicom), Bordeaux, France.

Mourão, R.R. (2012, March). Another bloody weekend in Manaus. Center for Latin American Studies poster competition. The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 
    * First place, top poster award

Panels

Evans, H., Mourão, R.R., Molyneux L. & Coddington, M., Just, M., Crigler, A., Small, T. (2015, September). Tweeting the election: journalists, candidates, and parties in the U.S. and Canada. In R. Davis (chair). American Political Science Association Political Communication Pre-Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Bachman, I., Finneman, T., McGregor, S. & Mourão, R. R., Voss, K.W. (2015, August). On the Eve of Hilary: Women in the 2014 Elections. In S. McGregor (chair). Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. Commission on the Status of Women and Political Communication Interest Group. San Francisco, CA.

Duvall, S., Moscowitz, L. Mourão, R.R., Everbach, T., Harp, D., Howerton, L. (2014, August). Reporting on Gender Violence: Ethical Considerations. In A. Kothari (chair). Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference. Commission on the Status of Women. Montreal, Canada. 

Finch, D., McGregor, S., Mourão, R.R., Weber, M., Yaros, R. (2014, August). Teaching Big Data in the Classroom: What Faculty and Students Should Know. In H. LaMarre (chair). Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference. Political Communication Interest Group and Communication Technology Division. Montreal, Canada. 

Invited papers and presentations

When elites protest: news coverage of the 2013-2015 anti-corruption protests in Brazil
Invited presentation at Washington and Lee University, Faculty Colloquium: Brazilian Economy in the 21st Century
February, 2017

Social media and protests in Latin America
Invited presentation at the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi.
October, 2016  

Brazilian media in times of crisis and protests
Invited presentation at the LILLAS Brazil center, The University of Texas at Austin. April, 2015

Social Media for Journalists
Guest lecturer at the ASNE Reynolds High School Journalism Institute, The University of Texas at Austin. July, 2013

Crime and the Media in Latin America
Guest lecturer for Latin American Societies course, The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. October, 2011

TEACHING

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, School of Journalism
News Writing and Reporting II, undergraduate level, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
Social Media News and Information, graduate level, Spring 2017

Assistant Instructor (Instructor of Record), University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism
Digital Storytelling, undergraduate level, Spring 2015

Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism
Digital Storytelling, undergraduate level, Fall 2015 

Digital Media Basics, undergraduate level, January 2013 – May 2014

Freedom, Philosophy and the Law, undergraduate level, August 2012- December 2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Writer, 10,000 trees project, Manaus, Brazil, June 2014
Responsible for content, website management and translating services (English-Portuguese) for the 10,000 trees project, an environmental development project that aims to finance local families’ efforts in promoting reforestation in the Amazon region

Social Media manager, Latin American Studies Outreach Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, July 2011- August 2011
Editor for the Latin American Studies wiki series, Portuguese Language Journal website, and social media manager (Facebook and Twitter accounts)

Online Reporter, Piatam Institute, Manaus, AM, Brazil, August 2009 – June 2010
Responsible for online coverage on the World Cup 2014 environmental impacts studies in Manaus, AM

Producer, TV Ufam, Manaus, AM, Brazil, September 2007- July 2008
Produced the television show “Debating the Media”; which discussed media coverage on social issues in Brazil

Reporter, Jornal Maskate, Manaus, AM, Brazil, January 2005- January 2006 

ACADEMIC SERVICE AND HONORS

Honors, awards, and grants

Dissertation Writing Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2015, awarded to top senior graduate students in the Moody College of Communication

Graduate School Decentralized Continuing Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, recognizing outstanding academic achievement, 2015

Field Research Grant, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, to support dissertation research, 2015

ICA student travel grants: International Communication Association, Political Communication Division and Communication and Technology Division, 2015

Maxwell McCombs Graduate Student Award for Research Publishing, University of Texas at Austin, 2014, 2015, 2016

School of Journalism Travel Grants, University of Texas at Austin, 2013, 2014, 2015

Graduate School Decentralized Continuing Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, recognizing outstanding academic achievement, 2014

Mary Gardner Award for Graduate Student Research, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Commission on the Status of Women, 2014

Ada Frances Miller Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, 2013

Graduate Recruitment Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2012

Certificate of Outstanding Achievement, University of Florida, 2010 - 2012

Center for Latin American Studies Student Travel Grant, University of Florida, 2011

Center for Latin American Studies Field Research Grant, University of Florida, 2011

John M. Gunn Scholarship, Washington and Lee University, $60,000 fellowship awarded to international students of exceptional academic, personal and professional promise, 2008-09

Dean’s Scholar, Washington and Lee University, 2008-09

Honor Roll, Washington and Lee University, 2008-09

Ligia Avebuck Prize by the Brazilian Society for Interdisciplinary Studies of Communications/Intercom – 2006.

First Place, Admission Test – Continuous Selective Process, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, 2005

Affiliations

International Communication Association, 2014-present
    Political Communication Division
Journalism Studies Division

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2011 - present
    Political Communication Interest Group, 2013 - present
    International Communication Division

Twitter Research Group, University of Texas, 2012 - 2016

Digital Media Research Program, University of Texas, 2014 – 2016

Director’s Student Advisory Board, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, 2014 – 2016

Online Political Communication Research Group, University of Texas, 2012 - 2014

Reviewing
Journal Reviewer, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Conference Reviewer, International Communication Association
Political Communication Division
Journalism Studies Division

Conference Reviewer, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Political Communication Interest Group

Service

Diversity, Mission and Bylaws committee, School of Journalism, Michigan State University, 2016-17

Inclusiveness Committee, College of Communication Arts and Science, Michigan State University, 2017

Membership chair, Political Communication Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2017

Communications chair, Political Communication Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2013- 2016

Moderator, Teaching Big Data in the Classroom: What Faculty and Students Should Know. Teaching panel at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2014 Annual Conference. Montreal, Canada.

Moderator, Social Media and Social Movements session. Global Fusion 2014 Conference. Austin, TX. 

OTHER

Applied Text-Mining and Text-Analysis with R, Summer Statistics Institute, University of Texas at Austin, 2014

Journalism Ethics in a Digital Age, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, University of Texas, Austin, 2011

Video Production Workshop, 5th Symposium of Communication Sciences, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, 2005

Visual Anthropology Workshop, 10th Meeting of Social Sciences Students – ENECS, Brazil, 2005