She has been visiting scholar at the University of Iowa (2010) and Muhlenberg College (2008) in the US, at Universidade Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in Poland (2017, 2018), and at Universidad de Navarra, Spain (2019). Between 2014 and 2018, she was editor-in chief of Comunicação Pública journal. Among her research interests are sociology of communication, social theory of the media in the USA and Canada, and frameworks of the media on gender issues. Her published work has appeared in international and national journals and books. Subtil is co-editor and author of Media and Portuguese Empire (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and A Crise do Jornalismo em Portugal [The Crisis of Journalism in Portugal](Deriva/Le Monde, 2017). She is also author of Compreender os Media. As Extensões de McLuhan (2006) [Understanding the Media: The McLuhan Extensions].
On May 3, 2012, I gave a talk entitled “The history of intercultural communication in the United States” to the Grupo de Estudos em Comunicação, Ciência e Tecnologia, which is part of the Instituto Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Prof. José Luis Garcia directs this group, and so was my official host, although I owe thanks to Dr. Filipa Gonçalves Subtil for organizing the event as well as an excellent dinner afterwards. As a result of the seminar, I had the chance to talk with other scholars there, including Dr. Alexandra Dias Santos (also affiliated with the University of Lisbon), Dr. Carla Ganito (of the Catholic University of Lisbon), and Dr. Rosário Durão, the editor of Connexions: International Professional Communications Journal.
And since we spent the weekend in Lisbon, there was also time to do some sightseeing, including the Discoveries Monument shown below, documenting the 500th anniversary of Prince Henry the Navigator.