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 the study of media and social media in Europe and Latin America, with a focus on how communication technologies are shaping mobility and sociocultural integration processes of (forced) migrants. Recently, Alencar was a visiting fellow with the Refugee Studies Centre at University of Oxford, where she developed part of her new research project ‘Digital Integration 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 (…

Amanda Alencar is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

She specializes in the study of media and social media in Europe and Latin America, with a focus on how communication technologies are shaping mobility and sociocultural integration processes of (forced) migrants. Recently, Alencar was a visiting fellow with the Refugee Studies Centre at University of Oxford, where she developed part of her new research project ‘Digital Integration 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 Skłodowska-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. This research worked towards a comprehensive and an integrated approach to the role of media technologies in the integration processes of new economic and refugee migrants in the Netherlands, Spain and Ireland, both at structural and sociocultural levels.

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 at Dutch schools (Utrecht University), among others. These projects and collaborations have resulted in several articles and book chapters published in major international, peer-reviewed academic journals and editorials (e.g. Communication Research, Information, Communication & Society, Journalism, European Journal of Communication; Media, Culture & Society, etc.).

More recently, Alencar received the Stichting Erasmus Trustfonds Grant for piloting a project that explores the ways in which digital media technologies can be effectively and creatively by refugee and host community actors to enhance social inclusion in the cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. She will develop this project in connection with the Vital Cities and Citizens Erasmus Initiative.

Other positions

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) 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/) for more detailed information about research and teaching. 

Publications and pre-prints can also be found on my ResearchGate 

 

 

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam