Jessika Rezende Souza da Silva Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesJessika Rezende Souza da Silva is a historian, educator, and activist in the struggle for anti-racist education. She has a master’s degree in History Teaching and is a PhD student in Education at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – in collaboration with New York University.

Jessika Rezende Souza da Silva

A member of the Laboratory of Studies and Research in History Teaching (LEPEH) and of the Group of Studies and Research in Anti-Racist Education (GEPEAR), both at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, she researches multicultural education, postcolonial curriculum, education in museums and sites of memory, teaching of Afro-Brazilian history and culture, and Anti-racist Education.

As a researcher, in her doctoral work, she has been studying the educational potential of museums in a transnational perspective. Putting in dialogue the exhibitions of the Afro-Brazil Museum in São Paulo and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D. C., she has been reflecting on how museum exhibits constitute narratives that educate and give way to intercultural communication, sense-making, and multicultural education. The partial results of this ongoing research have already been presented in lectures and congresses at Brazilian and US universities, such as the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, New York University, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.

Currently, Jessika works in the public school system of the state of Rio de Janeiro where she teaches high school. She also participates in a special program for Knowledge and Practices of Basic Education at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, teaching and advising students, who are mostly teachers from public and private schools in the country seeking to improve their pedagogical practices.


Souza, J. R. (2016). Entre a cruz e o terreiro: uma análise em torno da integração entre a religiosidade afro-brasileira e o Ensino de História no Museu do Negro. Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

CFP Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication 2020 (USA)

ConferencesCall for Publication and Participation: 9th Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Studies 2020: Present and Future Directions of Research on Brazil and the US – Media, Communications, Literature, Culture, and History, March 24-25, 2020, University of Texas Austin, Texas, USA. Deadline: October 15 2019.

Organizers invite submissions to the ninth Brazil-U.S. Colloquium on Communication Studies to be held at the University of Texas at Austin on March 24-25, 2020. The event is co-sponsored by the Brazilian Association of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication (Intercom).  Research is welcome regarding the central theme and on any theme relevant to Brazil and the U.S., as well as other topics on history, literature, media, culture, and/or communication studies in the Americas. Comparative work Brazil-US is welcome but not required. Research may be in Portuguese or English. For selected Brazilian papers, presentations may be in Portuguese but with Powerpoint in English.

An edited volume will be published with Emerald Studies in Media and Communications highlighting scholarship from the Colloquium. For consideration in the volume, full papers are due by December 1, 2019.

Calling US Expats Working for MNCs in Brazil

Job adsLeila Valoura has requested a call go out for those who are US expats working for MNCs in Brazil. If that fits your profile, please help her if you can.

“Hello. This is a call for participation in my doctoral research in Education (Organizational Leadership Studies concentration) approved by the IRB at Northeastern University (IRB# CPS19-04-01). The purpose of this study is to explore cross-cultural learning experienced by U.S. expatriates on assignments for multinational corporations (MNC) in Brazil. This study will focus on how participants make meaning of their international assignment experience to develop cross-cultural learning. If you are a U.S. expatriate who has worked or is still working in Brazil and became interested in possibly participating in this research, please contact me for more details about the research. Participation will be online, which means that it can happen regardless of where participants are located. Thank you very much, Leila Valoura.”

Lûiz Fêrnando da Silva Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesLûiz Fêrnando da Silva is an experienced Brazilian specialist in the TV market, and a lecturer.  He is a TV market enthusiast with a professional and personal interest in content marketing, brand content, content strategy, windowing, streaming, content for social media, TV market regulation and laws, customer and audience insights, content trends, technologies for production and consumption of content and innovation in general.

Lûiz Fêrnando da Silva

Over the last years, he has worked for Globo TV, the biggest media group in Brazil and taught for Escola Superior de Propaganda (ESPM) e Marketing and Agência Nacional de Cinema, the latter being the main public investor on TV production in Brazil.

At Globo TV, he built experience with TV shows creation, development, production planning and programming for free and pay TV (Globo TV & Globosat), streaming services (GloboPlay & GlobosatPlay) and TV on demand (available through NET and SKY). During the years working as a researcher for Globo TV, he attended a variety of conferences – SXSW, TED, Mipcom, MipTV, L.A. Screenings and Natpe, to look for insights and trends to support creation, development and programming decisions. He became familiar with FremantleMedia Formats, and had the opportunity to visit some company displays at Mipcom and Natpe Miami.

As a researcher, his area of study is the Political Economy of Communication and Cultural Studies, with a specific interest in the investigation of national and international broadcasting systems and the way the Internet (streaming: VOD, SVOD, TVOD) imposes new regulatory and marketing challenges on local, regional, national, continental, and global levels. In addition, he has interests in subjects such as multiculturalism, gender, and race, and how they are being represented through media culture products.

Currently he is conducting a post-doctoral study entitled “Globo and Netflix: unfolding of the coexistence between the services of SVOD in Brazil.” In this investigation the goal is understanding how Netflix causes changes in the country’s two largest broadcasting companies, TV Globo (open TV) and Globosat (cable channel programmer), both owned by Grupo Globo. The research is being conducted at the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), Minho University, in Braga, Portugal.

CFP Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Studies (Brazil)

ConferencesCALL FOR PARTICIPATION AND PAPERS, VIII Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Studies: Inequality, Gender, and Communication in the Americas: History, Culture, and Society. Universidade da Região de Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil, September 3-4, 2018. Deadline: June 11, 2018.

Research is welcome on the theme Inequality, Gender, and Communication in the Americas: History, Culture, and Society, as well as other topics on media, culture, and/or communication studies in the Américas. Comparative work is welcome but not required.

Submissions are on a rolling basis, and decisions will be communicated to authors within two weeks of submission. The first twenty papers accepted will receive free registration.

The colloquium is conducted in Portuguese and English with informal translation offered. Both days of the conference take place in an expanded “round table” format to facilitate discussion and Q&A between scholars interested in media and communications in Brazil, the U.S., and the Americas. Participation is welcome from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Scholars presenting papers may also wish to take advantage of the concurrent Intercom Conference from the 2nd to 8th of September 2018.


World Congress of Applied Linguistics (Brazil)

The 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics invites proposals for presentations that are related to policy, research, theory and practice in any area of Applied Linguistics. Proposals may be for individual papers, posters, symposia or workshops (see below for information about submissions).

Theme: Innovation and Epistemological Challenges in Applied Linguistics.

Deadline for submissions: March 31 st, 2016.

Plenary speakers:
– Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University)
– Ben Rampton (King’s College London)
– Lorenza Mondada (University of Basel)
– Luiz Paulo da Moita Lopes (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
– Marilda Cavalcanti (Universidade de Campinas)
– Mary Bucholtz (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Host AILA affiliate: Association of Applied Linguistics of Brazil (ALAB)

From Monday 18 January 2016 all proposals should be submitted via the AILA 2017 website.

Detailed call for papers

CFP 2nd Latin Am ICA conf Brazil 2014

2nd Latin America ICA Conference
Dialogues between Tradition and Contemporaneity in the Latin America and International Communication Studies (University of Brasilia, 26-28 de March, 2014)


Call for Papers
The Graduate Program in Communication of UNB and the International Communication Association (ICA) are pleased to invite you to submit papers for the 4th Latin American Conference ICA. Two forms are accepted, papers to WGs and proposition panels.

Deadline for submissions of papers and panel proposals: Until 15th January, 2014
Notification of acceptance: 29th January, 2014
Registration deadline at reduced fees: Until 5th February, 2014
Conference: 26-28 March, 2014

Registration will be open from November 30, 2013

Conference Chair: Luiz C. Martino
The organizing committee: Fernanda Martineli, Fernando Paulino, Liliane Machado, L.C. Martino e Sérgio de Sá.

Cross-cultural dignity poem

The following is a poster poem on Crosscultural Dignity sent in by Francisco Cardosa Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist-educator from Recife, Brazil. He is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Federal University of Pernambuco, co-founder and current President of the Board of Associação Brasil América, and co-founder of The World Dignity University initiative. If others have poems they would like to submit, we will consider posting them as well!

Crosscultural Dignity

Latin America ICA conference

2nd Latin America ICA Conference
Dialogues between Tradition and Contemporaneity in the Latin America and International Communication Studies
Universidade de Brasília, 26 – 28 March, 2014

The 2nd Latin America ICA Conference, organized by the Post-Graduate Program of Communication Faculty of the University of Brasilia (FAC / UNB), co-organised with the International Communication Association (ICA), will be held in Brasilia / Brazil, 26-28 March, 2014. The conference will take place at the Campus Darcy Ribeiro, University of Brasilia, located in the North Wing of the Brazilian capital city. The event is supported by the Latin American Communication Researchers Association (Alaic), the Brazilian Interdisciplinary Studies of Communication Society (Intercom) and the Brazilian Journalism Researchers Association (SBPJor).

The conference aims to:
– contribute to the dissemination of regional and international communication research, and develop regional/international academic and research partnerships;
– create a space for dialogue for the positions of researchers and scholars who share an interest in the processes of communication;
– promote dialogue among different academic traditions, open to different schools of thought within communication in Latin America and other parts of the world.

The official languages are Portuguese, Spanish and English. Papers and presentations must necessarily use one of these languages. There will not be simultaneous translation in WGs and panel sessions (unless the panel organizers provide it). Presenters may designate one of the participants as translator. Moreover, we suggest the use of resources (multimedia or printed documents) in different language than the oral presentation.

*The online submission of original papers and panel proposals should be emailed by November 20, 2013, until 23:59 Brasilia time.
*It is recommended that submitters avoid sending proposals in the last days before the closing date.

Papers to be published
About 15 texts that have been presented during the conference will be selected by the Scientific Committee and ICA to be published in a special section of the International Journal of Communication, IJOC (, from Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism (University of Southern California, USC). The article must be translated into English. The author’s permission will be requested to publish it. The copies must be translated into English and authors will be asked to agree to permission for publication.

Conference Chair:
Professor Luiz C. Martino
email: ica2014 AT


CFP Mobile media in Brazil

Convergence: The international journal of research into new media technologies
SPECIAL ISSUE Mobility and mobile media in Brazil

Edited by:
Adriana de Souza e Silva (North Carolina State University)
Isabel Froes (IT University of Copenhagen)

Important dates:
Full papers: June 15th, 2012 (8000/9000 words, including references) in English.
*       Full papers will undergo a double blind-review process;
*       Submissions may be in the form of empirical research studies or theory-building papers;
*       For formatting guidelines, please see:
*       Papers must also include:
o       a brief biography of the author(s),
o       250-word abstract, and
o       6 keywords.

Proposals and inquiries should be sent electronically to Isabel Froes (
Early submissions are greatly appreciated!

By the second decade of the 21st century, mobile phones have reached saturation levels in many countries in the world, surpassing the number of landlines and personal computers. Although initial scholarly interest on the social use of mobile phones focused on Europe, Asia, and the United States, the impact of mobile phone on the developing world (or Global South) is increasingly evident and perhaps much more profound. For many, the mobile device is the first phone, the first internet connection, the first TV set, and the first global positioning system.

Among developing nations, Brazil is a key site for studying the social dimension of mobile technologies. The country is part of the so-called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), an acronym that refers to fast-growing developing economies. Brazil is the fastest growing economy in Latin America, and has over 217 million mobile phones, which represents an average of 111 working devices per 100 inhabitants. The country has also experienced one of the fastest mobile phone growth rates in the world since 2005 (averaging 16.6% annually); is the largest mobile phone market in Latin America; and is the fifth-largest mobile market in the world in absolute numbers, with roughly 217 million subscriptions as of September 2011. However, numbers alone reveal little if not analyzed within a broader social, cultural, and economic framework. The focus on a homogeneous large-scale market leads to overly sanguine perspectives that often obscure how socioeconomic diversity causes and reflects mobile phone use. As in many developing countries, Brazil has astounding income gaps among different sectors of the population, which influence and are influenced by technology development and use. For example, the use of high-end services such as mobile banking, and location-based services like Foursquare and Yelp is an intrinsic part of the daily mobile practices of the high-income population in the country. Conversely, the lower-income population in Rio de Janeiro is familiar with the diretão-a mobile phone that allows users to make clandestine calls to anywhere in the world with the use of an illegal sim card. However, Brazil has also been at the forefront of an experimental and innovative approach towards new technologies, forecasted in cultural events that focus on art, music and film festivals dedicated to new and creative uses of mobile technologies, such as the Mobilefest and

Despite this cultural and socio-economic diversity, and the relevance of its marketing, the social use and development of mobile phones in Brazil is largely under theorized and poorly studied. With the goal of contributing to bridge this gap, this special edition invites essays that critically investigate the inter-relations among mobile technologies, culture, and social development within the Brazilian society.

Submitted manuscripts are encouraged (but not limited) to focus on:
(1) History of mobile phones in Brazil. Essays are encouraged to explore the development of mobile phones in Brazil, comparing them to the landline infrastructure and internet growth within the Latin America socio-economic and political framework. Authors may explore the development and use of new mobile services, such as the mobile internet, text messaging, mobile apps, etc.
(2) Social uses and appropriation of mobile phones. We welcome essays as empirical or theoretical studies dealing with the use and appropriation of technology by low-income communities. Of special interest are essays that explore how mobile and wireless technologies reconfigure the life of community dwellers and how people find new and unexpected uses for existing technologies.
(3) Mobile art and games. We invite essays that investigate mobile phones as artistic and gaming interfaces, including essays that explore uses of hybrid reality, location-aware and pervasive activities in educational contexts, media arts, and gaming.
(4) Location-based services. Submitted essays should investigate the uses and development of location-based services in Brazil, such as mobile annotation, location-based social networks, and mobile mapping.

About the editors:
Adriana de Souza e Silva is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University (NCSU), affiliated faculty at the Digital Games Research Center, and Interim Associate Director of the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRDM) program at NCSU.Dr. de Souza e Silva’s research focuses on how mobile and locative interfaces shape people’s interactions with public spaces and create new forms of sociability. She teaches classes on mobile technologies, location-based games and internet studies. Dr. de Souza e Silva is the co-editor (with Daniel M. Sutko) of Digital Cityscapes-Merging digital and urban playspaces (Peter Lang, 2009), the co-author (with Eric Gordon) of the book Net-Locality: Why location matters in a networked world (Blackwell, 2011), and the co-author (with Jordan Frith) of Mobile interfaces in public spaces: Control, privacy, and urban sociability (Routledge, 2012).

Isabel Fróes has received her Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Programme at New York University (NYU) and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, PUC-RJ in Brazil. She is a lecturer at the IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark), where she works both as a practitioner and scholar in the fields of communication, mobility, art and design. With a focus towards valuable interactions between people and technology, her research analyzes the future implications and current uses of digital media. In her courses she taps into the value of interactive elements in every arena and explores how they could affect the ways new concepts and activities are developed in distinct fields. She has presented some of these thoughts at various events such as the AAM conference (2009), and the IXDA South America (2010,2011). She has taught various courses at Danish institutions such as IT University of Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen and Kolding School of Design as well as Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro in Mexico.

Proposals and inquiries should be sent electronically to Isabel Froes.