Job: PhD candidate
School/department: Leicester Media School
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 207 8683
Fernanda Amaral is currently a Ph.D candidate at De Montfort University. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Amaral graduated with a Bachelors degree in Journalism and always had a strong interest in communication dynamics in conflict areas and also in media and identity.
Over the years the role of new media in this scenario also became a focus of interest, and Amaral current research focuses on the role of social networks in daily lives of the Rio de Janeiro's favelas residents.
Media Discourse Centre
"It's not just 20 cents: How social networks helped mobilise Brazilians against injustice" in Price, S. and Sanz Sabido, R. (2016) Sites of Protest, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield International.
"Violence and impunity in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas: citizens, smartphones and police malpractice" in Price, Stuart [editor] Journalism, Power and Investigation: global and activist perspectives (Routledge, forthcoming 2019)
"The ‘Public Sphere’ may be a Western Concept, but the Phenomena it captures is Universal." (co-author, forthcoming 2018)
Social resistance in conflict areas
Media discourse/public discourse
(2012) FACHA – Faculdades Integradas Helio Alonso, Brazil: Specialization (Post-graduate Lato Sensu/MBA) in Communication & Marketing
(2009) FACHA – Faculdades Integradas Helio Alonso, Brazil: Bachelor degree in Journalism
Media Discourse: Events
CAPES (Coordenação de aperfeiçoamento de pessoal de nível superior) international PhD scholarship (~£200.000)
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