dr. (Amanda) A Paz Alencar

dr. (Amanda) A Paz Alencar
Associate professor Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Media and Communication
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
pazalencar@eshcc.eur.nl
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Amanda Alencar is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

She specializes in media and migration and intercultural communication. Her research and work focus on how communication technologies are shaping mobility and sociocultural integration processes of refugees in diverse contexts. Recently, she was a visiting fellow with the Refugee Studies Centre at University of Oxford, where she developed part of her new research project ‘Digital integration, livelihoods and forced migrations’. Alencar received her PhD in Audiovisual Communication and Journalism from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2012. She obtained a PhD fellowship from the Galician government (Maria Barbeito Pre-doctoral Grant, Xunta de Galicia) for her thesis Intercultural Mediatization of Social Space: A Comparative Content Analysis of Spanish and Brazilian Television News Programs (summa cum laude).

After completion of her degree, she was awarded a Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Fellowship to conduct her research project entitled TV New for Promoting Interculturalism: A Novel Step towards Immigrant Integration at the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She has also been involved in various (inter)national research projects on interculturalism, diversity and cinema in Europe and South America (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), the effects of narrative messages on Muslim integration in the Netherlands (ASCoR, University of Amsterdam), and the use of collaborative digital games to foster intercultural integration of refugees at Dutch schools (Utrecht University), among others. She is author of several international publications in journals such as Communication Research, Information, Communication & Society, Journalism, European Journal of Communication; Media, Culture & Society, Sociology Compass, Global Perspectives, etc.

More recently, Alencar received the Vital Cities and Citizens-Trustfunds[ ][Link 1]Grant to study the ways in which digital media technologies can be effectively and creatively employed by refugee and host community actors to enhance social inclusion in the cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Alongside her academic work related to refugees, she coordinates a digital training programme for students with a refugee background as part of their [preparatory 1-year program at Erasmus University Rotterdam.][] Amanda has joined [The Migration Podcast][] team as Associate Producer.

Other positions

[Vice Chair (and chair as of 2021) of the Intercultural Communication Division][Vice Chair and chair as of 2021 of the Intercultural Communication Division] within the International Communication Association (ICA)

Editorial board member of the International open access journal [Media and Communication][]

Editorial board member of the International peer-review journal Frontiers in Communication | Section [Culture and Communication][]

Board member of the [Professional Advisory Committee (PAC)][Professional Advisory Committee _PAC] at the Department of Media and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Invited Board Member of the Intergenerational Gaming Platform – Utrecht University and University of Amsterdam.

Former positions

Former member of the Editorial Board of the International Yearbook of Lusophone Communication of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and the Galician Association of Communication (AGACOM).

Please, visit her website ([https://amandaalencar.com/][https_amandaalencar.com]) for more detailed information about research and teaching. 

Publications and pre-prints can also be found on her [ResearchGate][] 

 

  • T de la Hera Conde-Pumpido & Amanda Paz Alencar (2016) - Using Collaborative Digital Games to Foster Intercultural Interaction

  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2014) - How Informed Are Immigrants? The Role of Television News in Promoting Integration

  • Amanda Paz Alencar & T de la Hera Conde-Pumpido (2017) - Gaming in Multicultural Classrooms: The Potential of Collaborative Digital Games to Foster Intercultural Interaction
  • Amanda Paz Alencar & M Deuze (2016) - News for Assimilation or Integration? Examining the Roles of the News Media in Shaping Acculturation Experiences of New Economic and Refugee Immigrants in the Netherlands and Spain
  • M Wojcieszak, R Azrout & Amanda Paz Alencar (2016) - Subtle visual in-group cues make people more favorable toward controversial sociopolitical messages above and beyond source similarity effect
  • Amanda Paz Alencar & A M Lopez-Gomez (2015) - Discourse analysis of the representations of immigrants in the viewer’s model of Dutch and Spanish television news programs
  • Amanda Paz Alencar & S Kruikemeier (2015) - Audiovisual infotainment in European news: A comparative content analysis of Dutch, Spanish and Irish television news programs
  • M Wojcieszak, Amanda Paz Alencar, R Azrout, H Boomgaarden & P Sheets (2015) - The Influence of Narrative and Numerical Messages on Integration-Relevant Attitudes among Muslim Immigrant Minorities
  • Amanda Paz Alencar & S Kruikemeier (2015) - Audiovisual Infotainment in Dutch, Spanish and Irish television News Programs: A Comparative Content Analysis
  • Amanda Paz Alencar & N Alonso (2014) - How TV News Programs Are Adapting to the Second Screen?

  • Amanda Paz Alencar & N Alonso (2015) - The integration of television and social media: an analysis of interactive models developed by Brazilian and Spanish television news programs

  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2016) - TV News for Promoting Interculturalism: A Novel Step towards Immigrant Integration - European Commission

  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2020) - International Journal of Communication (online) (Journal)
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2018) - Media and Communication (Journal)
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2018) - International Communication Gazette (online) (Journal)

  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2020) - Invited speaker and panel member on 'An exploratory study on usage of WhatsApp with Venezuelan refugees in Brazil' - Symposium 'Digital technologies and mobilities'
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2020) - Keynote: Translocality, Refugees and Digital Spaces - Deslocar -Interculturalidade, cidadania, comunicação e consumo research group
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2020) - Translocality, Refugees and Digital Spaces - Deslocar -Interculturalidade, cidadania, comunicação e consumo research group
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2020) - Keynote: Digital technologies and forced displacement - Digital Migration Infrastructures expert meeting
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2020) - Guest speaker and panel member on Media and Migration section - ETMAAL conference
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2020) - Guest lecture: Conducting qualitative analysis in the context of media and migration research - Erasmus Mundus Master Programme. Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Chair at ‘Digital Fortress Europe. Exploring boundaries between media, migration and technology’ conference, in session ‘Migration experiences’ - ECREA’s Diapora, Migration and the Media section (European Communication Research and Education Association - ECREA).
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Invited discussant on Prof. Steven Vertovec’s lecture ‘Describing urban diversity –are we there yet?' - Erasmus Migration & Diversity Institute (EMDI)
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Invited lecture on ‘Media and Migration’ - School of Journalism (BA classes)
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Invited lecture ‘Inclusive digital livelihoods: exploring the role of media technologies in refugee futures’ - Inaugural 2019-2020 seminar series of the Social Futures Research Hub.
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Digital Place-Making Practices and Daily Struggles of Venezuelan (Forced) Migrants in Brazil (Invited speaker) - Workshop: “Digitized Global Mobilities: The Role of New Media and Digitization in the Security approaches of the Refugee Crisis"
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Chair at 69th International Communication Association (ICA) conference, in session ‘Transitions, border crossings, and Intercultural Communication’ - 69th International Communication Association (ICA) conference
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Panel member and chair in International Panel Session ‘New Understandings of Refugee Communications in Social Integration’ - 69th International Communication Association (ICA) conference
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Guest speaker on ‘Integrating through the digital: analizing the role of ICTs and social media in settlement processes’ - Working-in-Progress seminar series
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Guest speaker (with Prof. Dr. Melissa Wall and Prof. Dr. Tamara Witschge) at Network event ‘How do you… Collaborate with external partners’ - Research School for Media Studies (RMeS)
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Guest speaker at ‘All at sea in the Mediterranean: security, borders and technologies’ seminar ((with Dr. Helen Hintjens). - Joint ERMeCC-EMDI seminar
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2018) - Chair at 7th European Communication Conference (ECC-ECREA) conference, in session ‘Intersectional mediations of differences’. - 7th European Communication Conference (ECC-ECREA) conference
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2018) - Keynote speaker on ‘Media, migration and the rise of nationalism. Comparing European and Asian Experiences and Perspectives’ - 3-day Research Seminar co-funded by the Dutch Scientific Council (NWO) and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2018) - Guest lecture on Qualitative analysis in media and migration research - Methods Course for the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2017) - Conducting qualitative analysis in the context of media and migration research - Guest lecturer in the Methods Course for the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2017) - Refugee Integration and Social Media. A local and experiential perspective - Invited speaker in the 'Seminar lecture series' (Master programme)
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2016) - The relationship between (news) media, in, and acculturation processes: the mediating role of multicultural identities - Invited speaker for the RMeS Research Master course Trending Topics
  • Amanda Paz Alencar & M Deuze (2016) - Examining the Roles of the News Media in Shaping Acculturation Experiences of New Economic and Refugee Immigrants in the Netherlands and Spain - Paper presented at ETMAAL
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2016) - News Media and Acculturation of New Immigrants - Invited speaker in the Dean’s Master Class on the theme “Migration”. Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities.
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2014) - Closure of the Forum Cinema of Small Nations, Film Literacy and New Audiences - Forum Cinema of Small Nations, Film Literacy and New Audiences
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2014) - The use of UGC in journalism routines to cover conflicts in Syria - Guest speaker in the BA in Political Communication and Journalism

  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2020) - Invited speaker and panel member in the panel 'Getting the word out - How do we improve messaging and communication in refugee contexts?' - Displacement and Dialogue - A virtual conference on communication, engagement and accountability in crises" organized by Deutsche Welle Akademie.
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2020) - Guest speaker and panel member in the webinar 'New Vulnerabilities, New Resilience' - Webinar organized by New Women Connectors
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2020) - Guest speaker and panel member: Resisting Silence; Voices of New Women in Digital Age - Resisting Silence; Voices of New Women in Digital Age
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Guest speaker and panel member at ‘Symposium Voices of New Women’ - ‘Symposium Voices of New Women’ organized by New Women Connectors Network.
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Guest speaker and panel member: Symposium Voices of New Women - Symposium Voices of New Women organized by New Women Connectors
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2018) - Guest speaker on ‘Digital resilience of Syrians in the Netherlands: social media and digital networks for information, health, social connections and literacies’ - Social media session at the Directoraat-Generaal Migratie network organized by the Ministry of Justice and Security of the Netherlands.
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2018) - Guest speaker on ‘How new refugee arrivals are using social media for integration’ and panel member on invitation in International Panel Discussion ‘Strengthening Resilience against Extremism’ - the Political Conference ‘Baltic Sea Region: Addressing Society Security Challenges’. Invited by Dr. Ian Anthony, Programme Diretor of European Security Programme
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2018) - 20. Guest speaker on ‘Challenges and opportunities of Latin American women in the Dutch labour market’ - The VIII Ibero-American Week of International Justice. University of Applied Sciences
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2018) - Panel Discussant on ‘Integration actors across educational institutions’ - Launch Event of My University Cares Too (MUCT): a platform for educational integration for refugees
  • Vidhi Chaudhri & Amanda Paz Alencar (2017) - Learning together: A workshop with and for Syrian Refugees. - Co-organized for Enactus, EUR
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2014) - TVNPI: Learning with the News Online Tool - Share & Inspire: Digital platforms for Social Innovation. CAPS Conference Day
  • Amanda Paz Alencar (2014) - Media & Migrant Integration - 23 oktober: de arbeidsmarkt in Amsterdam en de positie van de allochtone jongeren: HTIB, Transnational Migrant Platform

  • Vasiliki Tsagkroni & Amanda Paz Alencar (2019) - Media and Communication (Journal)
  • Amanda Paz Alencar, Noemi Mena Montes & M Vicente-Mariño (2019) - International Communication Gazette (online) (Journal)

Qual. Methods in Media and Comm.

Year
2020
Year Level
BA-2, Pre-master, Pre-master, Pre-master, Pre-master
Course Code
CM2006

Media and Migration

Year
2020
Year Level
MA, MA-1
Course Code
CM4254

Master Class

Year
2020
Year Level
MA, MA, MA, MA
Course Code
CM4500

Master Thesis

Year
2020
Year Level
MA, MA, MA, MA
Course Code
CM5000

Cultural Identities and New Media

Level
BA-2
Year
2020
Year Level
BA-2
Course Code
CM2027

Communication as a Social Force

Year
2020
Year Level
Pre-master, BA-1
Course Code
CM1009

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