dr. (Isabel) I Awad Cherit

dr. (Isabel) I Awad Cherit
Associate Professor Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Media and Communication
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
M8-12
Telephone
+31104088894
Email
awad@eshcc.eur.nl

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Isabel Awad is Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

She specializes on how the news contributes to the inclusion/exclusion of cultural minorities, on journalistic practices, and how journalism operates within neoliberal contexts. The underlying concern of her research is an understanding of the conditions for democratic communication and social justice against a backdrop of social inequality.

Isabel is currently working on research project funded by a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The project is entitled “Journalism and the tensions of neoliberal democracy” and focuses on the case of Chile. It…

Isabel Awad is Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

She specializes on how the news contributes to the inclusion/exclusion of cultural minorities, on journalistic practices, and how journalism operates within neoliberal contexts. The underlying concern of her research is an understanding of the conditions for democratic communication and social justice against a backdrop of social inequality.

Isabel is currently working on research project funded by a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The project is entitled “Journalism and the tensions of neoliberal democracy” and focuses on the case of Chile. It examines whether and how particular social actors (including news producers, audiences, and people portrayed in the news) rely on the news to challenge a socio-political system characterized by marketing, depoliticization, and inequality.

Isabel obtained her PhD in Communication from Stanford University (USA) in 2007. Her dissertation, “Journalism, Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation: The Case of the Latina/o Community in San José, California,” compared the role of ethnic and mainstream media for the (dis)empowerment of minority communities. Since she moved to the Netherlands, in 2007, Isabel has also conducted research on the relationship between ethnic minorities, the media, and democratic participation in this country.

A native from Chile, Isabel studied journalism and aesthetics in Universidad Católica de Chile. Before moving to the U.S. and to Europe, she worked as a journalism lecturer in Universidad Católica and as a political reporter in a national Chilean newspaper.

      • T.L. Glasser & I. Awad (2014). Journalism, multiculturalism and the struggle for solidarity. In C. Christians & K. Nordenstreng (Eds.), Communication theories in a multicultural world (pp. 273-292). New York: Peter Lang
      • I. Awad & J.M. Engelbert (2014). Between diversity and pluriformity: The “New Style” of Dutch Public Broadcasting. In G. Titley, K. Horsti & G. Hultén (Eds.), National Conversations: Public service media and cultural diversity in Europe (pp. 85-104). Bristol, UK: Intellect
      • I. Awad (2008). What does it take for a newspaper to be Latina/o? A participatory definition of ethnic media (pp. 83-96). In N Carpentier & B De Cleen (Eds.), Participation and media production. Critical reflections on content creation (pp. 83-96). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
        • I. Awad (2018, augustus 8). From digitalization to neoliberalism: Rethinking citizen participation and distrust in the news. Jesus College, Oxford, 20th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute.
        • I. Awad (2017, maart 17). Re-conceptualizing neoliberalism in the news: Beyond (pure) economic. University of Amsterdam, Trending Topics MA course of the Research School for Media Studies (RMeS).
        • I. Awad (2013, maart 19). Latin-American journalism and neoliberal democracy. University of Helsinki, Master’s course Media, journalism and politics in Latin America.
        • I. Awad (2019, januari 30). Erasmus Tiger Lecture, International Film Festival Rotterdam. Rotterdam, International Film Festival Rotterdam.
        • I. Awad & J.M. Engelbert (2011). Between diversity and pluriformity: The `new style' of Dutch public broadcasting. International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference: Istanbul (2011, juli 13 - 2011, juli 17).
        • J.M. Engelbert & I. Awad (2011). Public service broadcasting, (re-)pillarisation and social inclusion. Uitsluitend Emancipatie: Amsterdam (2011, oktober 14 - 2011, oktober 15).
        • I. Awad (2011). Desperately constructing ethnic audiences: Anti-immigration discourses and minority audience research in the Netherlands. International Communication Association (ICA) conference: Boston, USA (2011, mei 25 - 2011, mei 31).
        • I. Awad (2010). The exclusions of professional diversity. News and inclusion: Journalism and the Politics of Diversity Conference: Stanford (2010, februari 26 - 2010, maart 6).
        • I. Awad (2010). Critical multiculturalism and deliberative democracy: Opening spaces for more inclusive communication. ECREA's 3rd European Communication Conference: Hamburg (2010, oktober 12 - 2010, oktober 18).
        • I. Awad (2009). From minority to cross-cultural programs: Examining shifts in PSB approaches to cultural diversity. Presentation at the Working Group on European Public Broadcasting Policies sessions of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference: Mexico City (2009, juli 21 - 2009, juli 24).
        • I. Awad (2009). Promoting minority representation or selling minority audiences? The case of the Netherlands. presentation at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) workshop Diasporas, Migration and Media: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions: Utrecht (2009, november 6 - 2009, november 7).
        • I. Rots & I. Awad (2019). The case of documentary series Schuldig: How the controversial genre ‘poverty porn’ can be used to effectively tackle poverty. Etmaal van de communicatiewetenschap: Nijmegen (2019, februari 7 - 2019, februari 8).
        • I. Awad (2018). From digital to neoliberal: Reinterpreting current developments in journalism. 9th annual Rebele Symposium: Stanford University (2018, mei 11 - 2018, mei 11).
        • I. Blum, I. Awad & J. Van Sterkenburg (2018). The new media landscape and the return of Black athlete activism in the US: The case of Colin Kaepernick. Sport and Discrimination Conference: Oxford Brookes University (2018, september 4 - 2019, september 4).
        • I. Blum, I. Awad & J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018). Colin Kaepernick and Black Athlete Activism in the US: How New Media is Changing the Game Again. Conference “Changing the rules of the game? Two-day symposium on sport and media: Loughborough (2018, mei 16 - 2018, mei 17).
        • I. Awad, J. Engelbert & N. de Vette (2017). Poor and sexy: Anti-poverty campaigns in the age of neoliberalism. Etmaal van de communicatiewetenschap: Tilburg (2017, januari 26 - 2017, januari 27).
        • B.C.M. Kester, I. Awad & N. Ruigrok (2017). Dutch Journalism Students: shifting motivation, role perceptions and preferences. ECREA conference Trial & Error – Media education in a changing media world: Tilburg (2017, mei 17 - 2017, mei 18).
        • B.C.M. Kester & I. Awad (2016). Dutch journalism students in a changing media and educational environment. Bi-annual conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA): Prague (2016, november 9 - 2016, november 12).
        • B.C.M. Kester & I. Awad (2015). Dutch journalism students looking at (their future in) journalism. Etmaal van de communicatiewetenschap: Antwerp (2015, februari 2 - 2015, februari 3).
        • I. Awad, L. Hermans, N. Drok & B.C.M. Kester (2015). Journalistic values across generations: Comparing practitioners and journalism students in the Netherlands. Future of Journalism conference: Cardiff University (2015, september 10 - 2015, september 11).
        • I. Awad (2015). Member of local organizer committee - Encuentros Chile-Global Rotterdam 2015.
        • I. Awad (2015). What is really new in today’s news? The need to redefine neoliberalism in journalism studies. 2nd conference: Media and Governance in Latin America: Exploring the Role of Communication for Developmen: University of Sheffield (2015, juni 25 - 2015, juni 26).
        • I. Awad (2015). Digital journalism, neoliberal journalism? Contribution to the panel: Normative theories of digital journalism. Annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA): Puerto Rico (2015, mei 21 - 2015, mei 25).
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg, J. Engelbert & I. Awad (2015). Organizer of international conference - ECREA section Media Migration and Diaspora.
        • I. Awad (2014). Neoliberalism in journalism studies: Beyond the news of economics and the economics of news. 2nd conference Media and Governance in Latin America: Exploring the Role of Communication for Development: University of Sheffield (2014, mei 13 - 2014, mei 14).
        • I. Awad (2014). Can journalists and poor people have a say? A blind spot in the sociology of news. Conference “The Unlovable Press. Conversations with Michael Schudson": University of Groningen (2014, juni 16 - 2014, juni 16).
        • I. Awad & M.A. Bulnes (2014). Poor women’s struggle for housing in the neoliberal South: The role of the media. Annual conference of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA): Chicago (2014, mei 21 - 2014, mei 24).
        • I. Awad & M.A. Bulnes (2014). Communication equality in promotional times: New challenges for media literacy. Bi-annual conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA): Lisbon (2014, november 12 - 2014, november 15).
        • I. Awad & J.M. Engelbert (2014). Between diversity and pluriformity. Multiculturalism: Where do we go from here? (hosted by ECREA’s Diaspora, Media & Migration section): University of Sussex, Brighton (UK) (2014, maart 28 - 2014, maart 29).
        • J.M. Engelbert & I. Awad (2014). The mediated politics of migration and risk management. Meaning of Migration Conference: Cardiff University, Cardiff (UK) (2014, april 17 - 2014, april 17).
        • I. Awad (2014). Organization of the seminar Journalism and Inequality.
        • I. Awad & M.A. Bulnes (2013). From the slum to the university classroom: Media training to fight poverty in neoliberal Chile. Annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) (Media Education Research Section): Dublin (2013, juni 25 - 2013, juni 29).
        • I. Awad (2013). Neoliberalism and the marketing of misery: News from Chile’s 'largest ghetto'. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap: Rotterdam (2013, februari 7 - 2013, februari 8).
        • I. Awad (2012). Understanding media from the perspective of audiences. Summer School 2012 of the Research School for Media Studies (RMeS): University of Groningen (2012, juni 29 - 2012, juni 29).
        • I. Awad (2012). The new newsworthiness of poverty: Neoliberal news for non-neoliberal purposes. Conference: the Future of Journalism: Cardiff, UK (2012, september 12 - 2012, september 13).
      • I. Awad, S. Azrioual, T. Cieraad, A. Costa, K. De Vries, J.M. Engelbert, I. Lochem, A. Nzume, J. Olivieira, J.C. van Sterkenburg, A.A. van Stipriaan Luiscius & J.R. Ward (Ed.). (2015). PIET: Handboek voor een moderne Sinterklaasviering. Rotterdam/Amsterdam: Trichis / Noturban
      • I. Awad, J.M. Engelbert, J.C. van Sterkenburg, A.A. van Stipriaan Luiscius & C. Peters (2014, december 1). Universiteit ontwijkt het Zwarte Piet-debat. Volkskrant, pp. 22-22.
      • I. Awad (2014, april 26). Periodismo, pobreza y la necesidad de escuchar de verdad [Journalism, poverty and the importance of listening]. La Tercera, pp. T11.
  • Communicating (in)equality in the city

    Title
    Communicating (in)equality in the city
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (BA-2) (BA-3)

    IBCoM Honours Programme

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    IBCoM Honours Programme
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (BA-2)

    Internship

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    Internship
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (BA-2)

    Methods of Media Research MB

    Title
    Methods of Media Research MB
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA)

    Media and Social-Cultural Change

    Title
    Media and Social-Cultural Change
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA)

    Methods of Media Research I

    Title
    Methods of Media Research I
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA)

    Methods of Media Research I (MCI)

    Title
    Methods of Media Research I (MCI)
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA)

    Methoden van Mediaonderzoek I

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    Methoden van Mediaonderzoek I
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA)

    Master Class

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    Master Class
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA) (MA) (MA) (MA)

    Master's Thesis

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    Master's Thesis
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA) (MA) (MA) (MA)

    Research Design

    Title
    Research Design
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA-1)

    Master's Thesis Project

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    Master's Thesis Project
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA-2)
  • Associate Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Media and Communication
    Country
    The Netherlands
    Telephone
    +31104088894

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam