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Celeste González de Bustamante

 Tucson, Arizona, United States
Professor, School of Journalism; Director, Center for Border and Global Journalism, University of Arizona


Dr. Celeste González de Bustamante directs the Center for Border and Global Journalism at the University of Arizona School of Journalism. She is affiliated with the UA Center for Latin American Studies. Her research focuses on historical and contemporary issues about media in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Mexico, and other parts of Latin America. Before going into academia, she worked for 15 years as a journalist in commercial and public television.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. González de Bustamante’s journey

Selected readings

González de Bustamante, Celeste, and Jeannine E. Relly. Surviving Mexico: Resistance and Resilience Among Journalists in the Twenty-First Century. (Austin: The University of Texas Press, 2021).

Cárdenas, Ana Lourdes, Celeste González de Bustamante, and Jessica Retis. “To tweet for solidarity or just report the news?: Comparing social media strategies of Spanish language and English language TV networks.” Television and New Media (January 2020).

González de Bustamante, Celeste. “Arizona-Sonora 360: Examining and Teaching Contested Moral Geographies along the U.S.-Mexico Border.” In Civic Engagement in Diverse Latina/o Communities: Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action, edited by Mari Castañeda and J. Krupczynski. New York: Peter Lang, 2018.

González de Bustamante, Celeste. “Muy buenas noches,” Mexico, Television and the Cold War. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012.

Santa Ana, Otto, and Celeste González de Bustamante, eds. Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media, and Provincial Politics. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2012.

Watch Prof. González de Bustamante present on “How to survive as a journalist in Mexico” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. González de Bustamante’s insights about her professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast