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
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
M8-12
Telephone
+31 10 4088894
Email
awad@eshcc.eur.nl

Latest academic publication

I. Awad (Ed.). (2015) Cuadernos.info, 36(1).

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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 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.

      • 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
      • 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 (Ed.). (2015) Cuadernos.info, 36(1).
      • 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 & 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). 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 & 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).
      • 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).
      • 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 (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).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg, J. Engelbert & I. Awad (2015). Organizer of international conference - ECREA section Media Migration and Diaspora.
  • Associate Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Media and Communication
    Country
    The Netherlands
    Telephone
    +31 10 4088894
  • IBCoM Honours Programme

    Title
    IBCoM Honours Programme
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    BA-2 (International Bachelor Communication and Media)

    Methods of Media Research MB

    Title
    Methods of Media Research MB
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA

    Media and Social-Cultural Change

    Title
    Media and Social-Cultural Change
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media, Culture & Society), MA-2 (Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts (research))

    Methods of Media Research I

    Title
    Methods of Media Research I
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media, Culture & Society)

    Methoden van Mediaonderzoek I (M&C)

    Title
    Methoden van Mediaonderzoek I (M&C)
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media & Cultuur)

    Methoden van Mediaonderzoek I

    Title
    Methoden van Mediaonderzoek I
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media & Journalistiek)

    Master Class

    Title
    Master Class
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media & Cultuur), MA (Media & Journalistiek), MA (Media, Culture & Society), MA (Media & Business)

    Master's Thesis

    Title
    Master's Thesis
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 4
    Year level
    MA (Media & Cultuur), MA (Media & Journalistiek), MA (Media, Culture & Society), MA (Media & Business)

    Advanced Qualitative Methods

    Title
    Advanced Qualitative Methods
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 3
    Year level
    MA-1 (Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts (research))

    Media and Politics

    Title
    Media and Politics
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    BA-2 (International Bachelor Communication and Media), BA-3 (International Bachelor Communication and Media)

    IBCoM Honours Programme

    Title
    IBCoM Honours Programme
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    BA-2 (International Bachelor Communication and Media)

    Methods of Media Research MB

    Title
    Methods of Media Research MB
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA

    Media and Social-Cultural Change

    Title
    Media and Social-Cultural Change
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media, Culture & Society), MA-2 (Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts (research))

    Methods of Media Research I

    Title
    Methods of Media Research I
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media, Culture & Society)

    Methoden van Mediaonderzoek I (M&C)

    Title
    Methoden van Mediaonderzoek I (M&C)
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media & Cultuur)

    Methoden van Mediaonderzoek I

    Title
    Methoden van Mediaonderzoek I
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media & Journalistiek)

    Master Class

    Title
    Master Class
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media & Cultuur), MA (Media & Journalistiek), MA (Media, Culture & Society), MA (Media & Business)

    Master's Thesis

    Title
    Master's Thesis
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 4
    Year level
    MA (Media & Cultuur), MA (Media & Journalistiek), MA (Media, Culture & Society), MA (Media & Business)

    Advanced Qualitative Methods

    Title
    Advanced Qualitative Methods
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 3
    Year level
    MA-1 (Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts (research))

    Research Master Seminar

    Title
    Research Master Seminar
    Year
    2016

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Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam