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Mauro Porto Associate Professor Tulane University Department of Communication

Mauro Porto

Department Chair
Associate Professor
219 Newcomb Hall, Office C


University of California, San Diego, PhD


Research Interests

  • Political Communication
  • Media and Politics in Brazil
  • Social Media and Political Mobilization in Brazil
  • Media, Civil Society and Democratization in Transitional Societies
  • Media Policy and Freedom of Expression

Selected Publications

  • Media Power and Democratization in Brazil: TV Globo and the Dilemmas of Political Accountability. Routledge, 2012.
  • With João Brant: “Social media and the 2013 protests in Brazil: The contradictory nature of political mobilization in the digital era”. In Lina Dencik; Oliver Leistert   (eds.). Critical perspectives on social media and protest. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, pp. 181-199.
  • “Frame Diversity and Citizen Competence: Towards a Critical Approach to News Quality,” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 24 (4), 2007, pp. 303-321.