About MESO

The Center for the Study on Media and Society in Argentina (MESO) is a space for research and debate on media, culture and digital technology, founded by the universities of Northwestern and San Andrés.

Our team produces surveys and interviews to understand the consumption of media, and content analysis to study the provision of news through different channels and technological tools. We seek to understand both the offer and the motivations and interpretations that lead people to allocate time and money to the media in the form of news, social networks, video games, theater and more.

At the same time, we create productive dialogues between academics, professionals and the public about the role of the media, culture and technology in society.


Directors

Eugenia Mitchelstein
Ph. D., Northwestern University, 2015

Eugenia Mitchelstein (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2015) is associate professor and director of the Department of Social Sciences at the University of San Andrés and co-director of the Center for Studies on Media and Society. Her research agenda examines the interaction between political communication, new media, and citizen participation. She has published more than twenty articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the co-author of two books, The News Gap: When the Information Preferences of the Media and the Public Diverge (MIT Press, 2013;, and The Digital Environment: How We Live, Learn, Work, and Play Now (MIT Press, 2021) and an edited volume. She leads a research project on distrust and misinformation during the 2019 presidential campaign in Argentina.


Pablo J. Boczkowski
Ph. D., Cornell University, 2001

Pablo J. Boczkowski (he/him/his) is Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. He is Founder and Director of the Center for Latinx Digital Media, and Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program, both at Northwestern; Co-Founder and Co- Director of the Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina, a joint initiative between Northwestern and Universidad de San Andrés, in Buenos Aires; and Senior Fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Germany. In 2020 he was named Fellow of the International Communication Association. His research program examines the dynamics of digital culture from a comparative perspective. He is the author of five books, four edited volumes, and over fifty journal articles. He has two new books forthcoming: Abundance: On the Experience of Living in a World of Information Plenty (in production, Oxford University Press) and The Digital Environment: How We Live, Learn, Work, Play and Socialize Now (with Eugenia Mitchelstein, in production, MIT Press). He also has two new book manuscripts-in-progress:The Journalism Manifesto (with Barbie Zelizer and Chris Anderson, under contract with Polity); and Social Media Studies: Comparative Perspectives (with Mora Matassi, under contract with MIT Press). His current research projects include: The Mediated Construction of Moral Panics, Argentina 1988-2018 (with Eugenia Mitchelstein); The Reception of Misinformation in the 2019 Argentine Presidential Election (with Eugenia Mitchelstein, Facundo Suenzo, Celeste Wagner and Claire Wardle); and Social Media, Beauty Ideals and Eating Disorders among Latinas in Mexico and the United States (with Amy Ross Arguedas). He writes regularly for Infobae América.


Coordinators

Josefina Ferro
Coordinator

Josefina Ferro is from Ameghino, Buenos Aires province. From 2016 to 2019 she was awarded a full scholarship within the program “Abanderados Argentinos” by Universidad de San Andrés, where she completed a degree in Communication Studies. She was a member of the student magazine Mouton, and also took part in two university research teams. She has worked as an intern for the Marketing and Communication area at Intel Corporation, and nowadays she works as an Account Manager at Facebook. Her most outstanding interests are New Technologies and Audiovisual Communication.


Research Assistants

Delfina Ferracutti
Research Assistant

Delfina Ferracutti is from Bahía Blanca and moved to Buenos Aires to study at the University of San Andrés, thanks to the support of the Juan Bautista Alberdi scholarship. She has an undergraduate degree in Communications (UdeSA, 2020) and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Political Sociology (UNTREF). She received a Friends of Fulbright scholarship in 2019 and studied 6 weeks at the University of New Mexico. She has also founded the US Alumni Buenos Aires, an alumni network of the US Embassy in Argentina. She currently collaborates with CETyS (UdeSA), directs the Kairos Global Human Rights Observatory and is a research assistant to Catalina Wainerman, Ph.D. She is interested in human rights and Internet governance.


Agostina Cutignola
Research Assistant

Agostina Cutignola is from Martínez, Buenos Aires. She finished her Communication studies at Universidad de San Andrés in 2019 and is currently writing her thesis. During the first years of her career, she worked at the Admissions Office of the university as part of a scholarship program to finance her studies. In 2018, the International Programs Office granted her the Erasmus Scholarship which allowed her to study abroad for a semester at the University of Edinburgh, where she expanded her knowledge in matters of gender, art and English language in general. Nowadays, she works as a research assistant at MESO. Within the Communication field, she is interested in semiotics, linguistics, gender and art in all of its forms.


Research Affiliates

Carolina Aguerre: has a degree in Science of Social Communication at the Catholic University of Uruguay, has an MA in Communication, Culture and Society of London University, carried out thanks to a Chevening scholarship by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She also holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires. She has taught at the University of San Andrés, the Catholic University of Uruguay and the University of Montevideo. She is a member of GIGANET, of AIERI, of ICA and is an Affiliated Researcher of the Internet Policy Observatory of the Center for Global Communication Studies of the University of Pennsylvania.


Adriana Amado: holds a Ph.D. in social sciences from FLACSO and is a professor and researcher at the National University of La Matanza (UNLAM) and the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She is a visiting professor in Ecuador, Colombia and Spain and chairs the Center for Citizen Information.


Natalia Aruguete: She holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences (UNQ), a Master’s Degree in Economic Sociology (IDAES-UNSAM) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences (UBA). She is a Conicet researcher and professor at the National University of Quilmes and the Austral University. She has taught courses at national and foreign universities. Her line of research focuses on the study of political, media and public agendas. In addition, she is a collaborator on Page 12 and Le Monde Diplomatique.


Martín Becerra: is a tenured professor at the National University of Quilmes and at the University of Buenos Aires and an Independent Researcher at Conicet. Doctor and Magister in Information Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, he is the author of books on communication policies, concentration of media and information technologies. He directs the research program on Cultural Industries and Public Space in the UNQ. Edit the blog Quipu: https://martinbecerra.wordpress.com/ and on Twitter is @aracalacana.


Claudio Benzecry: He has a degree in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in Sociology from the University of New York (NYU). He is currently a professor of Communication at Northwestern University. His field of expertise is the sociology of culture, in particular the relationship between cultural artifacts and the value networks through which they circulate. He has published articles in international journals on artistic fields in Buenos Aires, on various circuits of cultural consumption and on the transformation of cultural production in the digital era. He was guest editor of the journal Qualitative Sociology in the number called “Knowledge in practice”. In Argentina he is a member editor of Notes of research and author of Towards a new cultural sociology.


Javier Borelli: Holds a degree in Social Communication Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires and is a journalist. He is currently president of the cooperative of work Por Más Tiempo and sub-editor of General Information in the newspaper Tiempo Argentino. Integrates the research team Sin fin- Periodismo en profundidad. He was a fellow of the Dag Hammarskjöld fund in 2012 to cover the UN General Assembly from New York and in 2015 he was selected for the Iberis Course to learn about the functioning of Spanish media from Madrid. He also worked in Diario sobre Diarios, Expansión (Spain) and El Español (Spain).


Fabián Bustamante: Is a Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University. Fabián obtained his M. Sc. And his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997 and 2001, respectively, working under the direction of Dr. Karsten Schwan. Before attending Georgia Tech, he studied and taught at the National University of La Patagonia San Juan Bosco (Argentina), where he received three and five year project degrees in Computer Science. His research interests encompass many areas of experimental systems, with a focus on large scale distributed computing and wide area mobile networks. Fabián is a senior member of ACM, a member of USENIX and IEEE. He has also received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation of the United States of America and the E.T.S. Walton Visitor Award from the Science Foundation of Ireland.


Gastón Cingolani: Ph.D. from University of Buenos Aires (Linguistic specialty), and Master in Design of Strategies in Communication from the National University of Rosario (UNR), and Bachelor of Social Communication from the National University of La Plata (UNLP). He is a graduate and postgraduate professor in communication, semiotics and media in the Transdepartmental Area of Arts Criticism – National University Institute of Art (IUNA), in the School of Journalism and Social Communication (UNLP), and in the BA In Communication – University of San Andrés (UdeSA). Since 2007 he directs research projects on mediatization, and since 2014 he is Director of the Institute of Research and Experimentation in Art and Criticism of IUNA. He published the book Discursividad Televisiva (Edulp, 2006) as an editor, as well as numerous articles in periodicals and books.


Tamara Falicov: did her undergraduate studies in Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. She also has a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of California at San Diego. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies / Latin American Studies at the University of Kansas. She has published numerous articles in refereed journals and, among other things, has published the book The Cinematic Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film.


Marcos Foglia: He is a specialist in digital content management. He is currently Digital Content Manager of Artear, the television media company of Grupo Clarín. He previously worked at Clarin.com, CNNenEspañol, ESPN, Grupo Negocios (Spain) and Grupo Ferre Rangel (Puerto Rico). He has a degree in Journalism and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).


Marcela Fuentes: is Ph.D. in Performance Studies by New York University. She currently teaches at the Department of Performance Studies of the School of Communication at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on the relationship between performance and digital technology in the interventionist and protest art of the late twentieth century and early 21st century. Her manuscript In the Event of Performance: Bodies, Tactical Media, and Politics in the Americas, under contract with the University of Michigan Press, investigates the changing relationships between embodied performance and mediation as control and resistance techniques in neoliberal states. Her teaching interests include politics and performance, performative art, social art tactics, transnational performances, decorporization and affection theories, digital humanities and performances as an area of ​​research. She is a member of the Committee of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and has been a founding member and administrative editor of e-misférica, a journal with referees of said institute. Professor Fuentes also works as a performer, director and playwright.


Hernán Galperin: (Ph.D., Stanford University) is an Associate Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. Previously, he was associate professor and Director of the Technology and Society Center of the University of San Andrés and co-director of the Master’s in Journalism and of the Master’s Degree in Management of Technological and Telecommunications Services in the same institution. Since 2005, he has been a member of the Directing Committee of DIRSI (Regional Dialogue on the Information Society), a research network on telecommunications and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Galperin leads several research projects on regulation and the impact of new information and communication technologies on development. His articles have been published in the main international journals of the area, including Telecommunications Policy, Development Policy Review, Telematics and Informatics, The Information Society, and Information Technologies and International Development.


Ariel Goldstein: is a Doctor in Social Sciences from the Faculty of Social Sciences (UBA). Master’s degree in Political Science from the Institute of Higher Social Studies (IDAES-UNSAM). Sociologist from the Faculty of Social Sciences (UBA). Postdoctoral Fellow of Conicet in the Institute of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, UBA. He has published articles in academic journals of social sciences in the United States, Spain, China, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Argentina. He is currently a professor of “Latin American Policy”, at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UBA, as well as an Assistant Professor in charge of “Latin American Social History”, at the National University of Lanús (UNLa). His main field of research is the relations between press and politics in contemporary Latin America, especially focused on the cases of Argentina and Brazil.


Sandra González-Bailón: is an Assistant Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and an affiliate researcher at the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences. Previously, she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (2008-2013), where she is now an Associate Researcher. She completed her doctorate at the Nuffield College of the University of Oxford and her undergraduate studies at the University of Barcelona. Her research lies in the intersection between network science, data mining, computational tools and political communication. She leads the DiMeNet research group -acronym for Digital Media, Networks, and Political Communication.


Kaori Hayashi: is a professor of media and journalistic studies at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, at the University of Tokyo. In turn, she has been the General Director of the newspaper of the University of Tokyo, member of the organization on ethics and improvement of broadcasting programs (an independent and self-regulated organization of the broadcasting industry in Japan), and board member of the German Institute of Japanese Studies. Her remarks have been widely quoted by Japanese, Korean, English, Chinese and German media. She has received the Abe 2016-17 Scholarship and is currently a visiting professor at the School of Communication at Northwestern University.


Mei-Ling Hopgood: is a journalist and writer. She is the author of the books: How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm and Lucky Girl. As a journalist, she has written in numerous publications, from National Geographic Traveler and Marie Claire Magazine to the Miami Herald and the Boston Globe. She has worked as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Cox Newspapers Washington bureau. During his career, she has received numerous national and international journalistic awards. She is currently an associate professor and director of global initiatives at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


Philip Kitzberger: is a professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and Assistant Research Associate at CONICET. His recent research agenda focuses on the relations between politics and the media in Latin America.


Ana Inés Langer: earned her BA in Political Science at the University of Buenos Aires and then her MA and PhD in Media & Communication at the London School of Economics. She teaches Political Science at the University of Glasgow, where she directed the MSc program in Political Communication for eight years. Her research agenda focuses on the role of media in democracy from a comparative perspective but with a focus on the United Kingdom. She is the author of The Personalization of Politics in the UK: Mediated leadership from Attlee to Cameron (MU Press, 2011), as well as numerous articles in refereed journals.


Lila Luchessi: holds a PHD in Political Science (UB) and a bachelor degree In Communication Sciences (UBA). She was Director of the School of Social and Economic Studies (UNRN) and Coordinator of the Degree in Social Communication at the UNRN. She is currently a Full Professor and Researcher at UNRN, at UBA and UdeSA. She teaches masters and doctorate courses and published five books and various articles in specialized magazines and collective works.


Santiago Marino: holds a PhD in Social Sciences, a Master’s Degree in Communication and Culture and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences (FSOC-UBA). He is a graduate and postgraduate professor at the University of San Andrés, UNQ, UBA and Universidad del Salvador. He is the Director of the Master in “Cultural Industries: policy and management” of the National University of Quilmes (UNQ) and Teaching Assistant of “Policy and Planning of Communication” (Mastrini). He is Director of the Research Project “Audiovisual, post-devaluation and after: communication policies in Argentina 2002-2011” accredited at the UNQ, within the program “Cultural industries and public space: communication and politics in Argentina”, directed by Martín Becerra , and of the Research Project “The Argentine audiovisual sector. Public policies, market dynamics and public media “of the Universidad del Salvador.


Guillermo Mastrini: holds a PhD in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid and a degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires. He has worked as a professor in graduate and / or postgraduate studies at the National University of Quilmes, where he was Director of the Master’s Degree in Cultural Industries, at the University of Buenos Aires, at the National University of La Pampa, at the National University of Córdoba, at the National University of San Martín (Idaes) and at the National University of La Plata. He has written numerous books and academic articles in books and international journals from Argentina, Brazil, France, Venezuela, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Colombia and Peru. He is a member of the international scientific committee Television & New Media, Global Media and Communication, of the Journal Communication and Society of the University of Guadalajara, of the ININCO Yearbook / Investigaciones de la Comunicación, of Venezuela, among others. He was President of the Argentine Federation of Careers in Social Communication and Director of the Career in Communication Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires.


Máximo Paz: is currently Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Communication Sciences at Universidad del Salvador. He holds a degree in Social Communication and a Master’s Degree in Communication and Marketing, a grant from the Gray Argentina Agency, from the same university. He was a marketing manager or director of marketing in different technology companies. In turn, he taught at different universities such as UADE, Columbia Paraguay, CAECE and USAL.


Laura Pedraza-Fariña: began as an assistant professor at Northwestern Law School in 2013. She is also an affiliate professor in the program of Science in Human Culture at the university. She studied law at Harvard University and also earned a Ph.D. in genetics at Yale University. Her research interests include intellectual property, patent law and international organizations. In her research on intellectual property laws, she uses the methodology of history and the sociology of science and technology to analyze and inform the design of patent law. Her current research projects include an analysis of the implications of the sociology of scientific knowledge about tacit knowledge for the theory of disclosure of patent law. In addition, she studies how the specialized structure of patent law courts influences the content of patent decisions.


Natalia Raimondo Anselmino: Doctor in Social Communication from the National University of Rosario (UNR) and researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (Conicet) of Argentina. She works as a professor in the Bachelor of Social Communication at the UNR, in the Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design of the Universidad Abierta Interamericana (UAI) and teaches post-graduate courses at different universities. She is also a member of the Academic Committee of the Mediation Research Center (CIM, UNR) and of the Executive Commission of the Argentine Association of Semiotics (AAS). She develops research tasks in the field of media semiotics, having the press and social networks on the Internet as privileged objects of study. Among her publications are the book “La prensa online y su público. Un estudio de los espacios de intervención y participación del lector en Clarín y La Nación” (Buenos Aires: Teseo, 2012) and the compilation “Territorios de comunicación. Recorridos de investigación para abordar un campo heterogéneo” (Quito: Ciespal, 2013).


Silvia Ramírez Gelbes: Director of the Masters in Journalism (San Andrés-Clarín) Silvia Ramírez Gelbes is a guest professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Director of the Master’s in Journalism. She is a professor and has a degree in Literature and a PhD in Linguistics from UBA, as well as a postgraduate degree from UNED (Spain). She is also a professor in the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras of the University of Buenos Aires and has worked as a professor in the Master’s in National Defense and in the Master’s in Documentary Journalism of the UNTref. In 2005 she received the “Juntos Educar” award from the Episcopal Vicar of Education and in 2006 and 2009 the “Ibero-American Award in Honor of Educational Excellence''. She has published scientific articles in various national and international journals, such as the Romanische Forschungen, Estudios Filológicos, Analecta Malacitana, Anuario de Lingüística Hispánica o Comunicación y Medios, among others. She is the author of Ortografiemos y del Diccionario Argentino de Sinónimos, Ideas Afines, Antónimos, Parónimos y Locuciones.


Francisco Schaer: has a degree in Social Communication Sciences with an orientation in Politics and Planning (University of Buenos Aires). He worked as a parliamentary technical advisor for more than ten years in a row in the Legislature of the Province of Buenos Aires and the Legislature of the City, specializing in institutional communication. He studied at the Master in Discourse Analysis at the University of Buenos Aires. Among his publications are: “Los 17 de Octubre en el discurso presidencial de Cristina Fernández de Kirchner” publicado en la Revista RÉTOR, “De las escenas a los espacios discursivos: el regreso público de Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.”. Revista Letra. Imagen. Sonido L.I.S. Ciudad Mediatizada. Participó del Proyecto UBACyT “Desplazamientos y genealogías de la palabra política en la Argentina actual: interfaces entre discurso político, medios masivos de comunicación y sentido común” y actualmente integra el Proyecto “De los medios a las mediatizaciones (II): Mediatizaciones de la experiencia estética” at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes. He is currently starting his Project for the Doctorate in Arts, “From environments to systems: the evolution of the social network Facebook”.


Iván Schuliaquer: holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires and a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and the École Normale Supérieure. He is a fellow of the Conicet in the National University of General Sarmiento and does his doctorate, on media and politics in South America, between the UBA and the Sorbonne-Nouvelle. In 2014 he published the book El poder de los medios, where he interviewed renowned scholars and theorists such as Gianni Vattimo, Pablo Boczkowski, Gabriel Vommaro, Antonio Negri, Néstor García Canclini and Ernesto Laclau to reflect on new questions surrounding the media.


Ana Serrano Tellería: Assistant Professor (Accredited by ANECA, Spanish National Official Agency, June 2013) at University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain. Postdoctoral researcher at LabCom.IFP Research Laboratory, University of Beira Interior, Portugal. Freelance (2012, …): Media Consultant, R + D + i Project Manager, Journalist, Performer (Actress-Singer). Research interest: Corporate and Intercultural Communication, Entrepreneurial Journalism, Media Studies, Digital / Mobile / Online Communication and Design, Performing & Stage Arts. Full grants received from: the Spanish Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs with the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security, University of Cantabria, SODERCAN Government of Cantabria, University of the Basque Country, Federal University of Bahia (Brazil), Ministry of Science and Innovation (Government of Spain), European Union, Marcelino Botin Foundation, US Embassy in Spain. Reviewer: ICA, IAMCR, IGI Global, iJIM, Communication Studies, Derecom, Ciaiq.org, etc.


Pablo Sirvén: studied journalism at the Instituto Grafotécnico and has postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of Navarra (Spain) where he presented the thesis “Press and authoritarianism: the Argentine case”. He taught at the Austral and Belgrano universities. Published to date eight books: Perón y los medios de comunicación, Quién te ha visto y quién TV, El rey de la TV, Estamos en el aire (con Carlos Ulanovsky y Silvia Itkin), ¡Qué desastre la TV! Pero cómo me gusta (con Carlos Ulanovsky), Breve historia del espectáculo en la Argentina, La mirada incandescente y Converso. He was editor in chief of the magazine Redacción, journalistic director of Diario de Cuyo (San Juan), deputy director of Noticias magazine, director of Nueva magazine and head of Espectáculos of La Nación newspaper. He was a columnist for the program “Magdalena tempranísimo” and “La Cornisa” (radio and TV). On TV he conducted “Medio de vida” and “La radio”. He was also one of the conductors of “A world with journalists”. He received the platinum Konex as the best entertainment journalist of the decade 1997-2007 and the Santa Clara de Asís prize. He is currently the editorial secretary of the newspaper La Nación, where every Sunday he publishes a column of media and politics on page 2. He is also one of the conductors of “Conversaciones en La Nación”, a format that presents that newspaper in its online edition.


Raquel Tarullo: holds a PhD in Social Sciences and Humanities (UNQui) and a MA in Communication, Culture and Society (Goldsmiths, University of London. UK), funded by a Chevening Scholarship from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She did a research stay at the Facultad de Filología, Traducción y Comunicación, Universidad de Valencia (with a grant from Fundación Carolina). Raquel is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, UK. She is a posgraduate and undergraduate lecturer at Universidad Nacional del Noroeste de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNNOBA) and Universidad de San Antonio de Areco (UNSAdA). She coordinates the research group “Repertoires and flows of communication in digital spaces”, based at the Centro de Investigaciones y Transferencia del Noroeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires (CITNoba).


Alejandra Uslenghi: holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University (2007) and a master’s degree in liberal studies from the New School for Social Research (2003). She specializes in Latin American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with an emphasis on visual culture. She is currently working on a book entitled “Images of Modernity: Latin American Culture at Universal Exhibitions”. The book examines the literary discourses of the modernization of the turn of the century in Argentina, Mexico and Brazil, in concurrence with the development of modern urban culture and the introduction of new technologies for the visual construction of the social. Within this framework, she explores how the differential character of modernity in Latin America can be analyzed through design, architecture, contents and discourses of universal exhibitions. She uses Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project as one of his conceptual tools to historicize how these forms of visualization managed to actively shape the discourses on national identity, subjectivity and technology, spectacle and urban experience in Latin America within this comparative and emerging global context.


Gabriel Vommaro: He is a sociologist and writer. Researcher-teacher at UNGS (IDH, Policy Area) and Assistant Researcher at CONICET. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Center de Sociologie Européenne). He has obtained a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in the same house of studies and the title of Master in Research in Social Sciences by the UBA. He studied sociology at the UBA, where he taught social theory and political theory. His research topics are: culture and political practices in Argentina of the democratic post-transition; media and politics; configurations, networks and spaces of political sociability; social sciences and expertise. He is the author of numerous articles and research essays published in different compilations and social science journals. Among his publications are: ¿Lo que quiere la gente?. Los sondeos de opinión y el espacio de la comunicación política en Argentina (1983-1999) (Prometeo, 2008) y Mejor que decir es mostrar. Medios y política en la democracia argentina (UNGS/Biblioteca Nacional, 2008).


Celeste Wagner: is a PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and has a degree in Communication from the University of San Andrés. Her research interests are within the field of political communication. In particular, in the influence of the media and interpersonal communication in the formation of attitudes and decision-making processes. Before joining Annenberg, Celeste was Coordinator at MESO Argentina (Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina).


Miguel Wiñazki: is a professor and graduate in Philosophy from the University of Morón and he completed a postgraduate degree in Political Science at the University of Salamanca. He is the Secretary of Writing and Head of Journalistic Training for Clarín newspaper. He is also the journalistic director of the Master in Journalism of the Clarín group, the University of San Andrés and the University of Columbia. He has taught Philosophy at the University of Belgrano and was a Fellow of the Knight-Wallace Foundation of Michigan University. He published, among others: La Dueña, Ataque de pánico, Periodismo, ficción y realidad, El último feudo, Sobremonte; Moreno, el fuego que inventó la patria y La noticia deseada.


Advisory Committee

Rosental C. Alves: Executive Director and Founder of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, University of Texas, USA
Alves began his academic career in the United States in March 1996, after 27 years as a professional journalist, including seven years as a journalism professor in Brazil. He was elected in 1995 by approximately 200 candidates as the first holder of the Knight Chair in International Journalism, created by a $ 1.5 million grant from the James L. and John S. Knight Foundation. In 2002, Alves received a grant from the Knight Foundation to create the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, a four-year project to work on training programs with journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Knight Center resides in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, but it is connected to thousands of journalists around the hemisphere. For more than a decade, Alves was a foreign correspondent for the Jornal do Brasil based in Spain, Argentina, Mexico and the United States. In 1991, he created the first online and real-time financial news service, the first of its kind in Brazil. In 1994, Alves managed the launch of the online version of Jornal do Brasil, which made it the first Brazilian newspaper available online.
At the University of Texas at Austin, Alves develops three main areas of teaching and research: international journalism (with emphasis on the work of correspondents abroad); journalism in Latin America (especially in the struggle for a free press); and internet journalism (the creation of a new journalistic genre for the digital media). Alves is a member of different boards and advisory boards of different international organizations. Journalist since he was 16 years old, Alves obtained a B.A. in journalism from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He was the first Brazilian awarded by the Nieman Fellowship to spend an academic year (1987-1988) at Harvard University. He teaches journalism since he was 21 years old, in institutions such as Fluminense Federal University and Gama Filho University, in Rio de Janeiro.


Dolores Albrarracín: Professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign She earned her doctorate in social and clinical psychology and has been a professor of psychology at the University of Florida and a professor of communication and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Albarracín specializes in attitudes and persuasion, the intention-behavior relationship, objectives, prediction of activity patterns, prediction and change of risky health attitudes and reviewing the effects of behavioral and clinical treatments in different settings (for example, through meta-analysis and clinical judgments). He has received two Scientist Development Awards from the National Institute of Mental Health and has published his work in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Health Psychology, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, and Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, among others. He has co-edited two books, including the Handbook of Attitudes, which has become a national and international reference source.


Rafael Di Tella: William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University Rafael Di Tella is Professor Joseph C. Wilson at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches macroeconomics in business, government and in the area of ​​international economics. His research is linked to political economy, with a focus on institutional development, the structure of the welfare state and fiscal policies, in general terms. In particular, he has studied how we can control political corruption and common crime in a variety of contexts. Another line of research studies happiness measurements and how they can inform public policies on issues ranging from the incidence of inequality to the inflation-employment tradeoff. His current research studies the role of media in corrupt environments, how beliefs shape economic organization and, more generally, why capitalism does not flow to poor countries. His work has been published mainly in academic journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review and the Review of Economic Studies.


Federico Finchelstein: Professor of History at New School for Social Research and at Eugene Lang College He was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. He is a history professor at the New School for Social Research and at Eugene Lang College in New York City. He is currently Director of the Department of History. He studied History at the University of Buenos Aires and obtained his doctorate in history at Cornell University in 2006. He has published articles in Latin America, Europe and the United States in various specialized magazines and collective volumes on fascism, the Holocaust, the history of the Jews in Latin America and Europe, comparative genocide, the Cold War and the relationship between history and political theory.
Among his books are: The Germans, the Holocaust and collective guilt. The Goldhagen debate (Eudeba: 1999); Fascism, liturgy and imagination. The myth of General Uriburu and nationalist Argentina (FCE: 2002); The Holocaust Canon (Prometheus: 2010), Trans-Atlantic Fascism (Duke University Press, 2010); The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War (Oxford University Press, 2014) and The myth of fascism: from Freud to Borges (Intellectual Capital, 2015).
Finchelstein has written opinion columns for various media such as The New York Times, The Guardian, Clarín, La Nación, Folha de S.Paulo, Mediapart and Reuters.


María Victoria Murillo: Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Columbia University María Victoria Murillo obtained her degree at the University of Buenos Aires and her MA and Ph.D. at Harvard University. She teaches Political Science and International Affairs at Columbia University. She has also been a visiting professor at Torcuato Di Tella University and a full-time professor at Yale University. She has obtained fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, and the Russell Sage Foundation. In turn, she has received awards from the National Science Foundation, the American Political Science Association and the Journal Comparative Political Studies.


Silvio Waisbord: Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Communication He teaches at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, United States. He is editor in chief of the Journal of Communication and held the same position in the International Journal of Press / Politics (2008-2014). He is the author or editor of ten books, including Vox Populista (Gedisa, 2013), Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in Global Perspective (Polity, 2013) and Media Sociology: A Reappraisal (Polity, 2014). He has a doctorate in sociology from the University of California, San Diego and a degree in sociology from the University of Buenos Aires.