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Universidade Lusófona

Vanessa Rodrigues

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Media Arts Creative Industries and Technology

Documentarian, researcher, independent journalist, writer, university professor, and educator in Media Literacy and Journalism. I hold a PHD in Studies for Communication for Development (Fellowship from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), focusing on cinematic narratives and how to humanize stories crossing documentary and journalism's fields. Read full bio here.


2021: PhD Studies in Communication for Development (Universidade Lusófona)

2017: Specialization in Documentary Dramaturgy (Escuela de Cine Y Tv de Cuba, San Antonio de los Baños)

2013: Master in Information and Journalism (ICS - Universidade do Minho)

2007: Post-Graduation in Documentary (Academia Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo, Brazil)

2003: Degree in Journalism (Escola Superior de Jornalismo do Porto, Portugal)

Main research interests

Media Studies, Narrative Studies, Journalism and Human Development, Activisms and Media Literacy