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Andrea Medrado

 London, United Kingdom
Lecturer, School of Media and Communication, University of Westminster


Dr. Andrea Medrado is a Lecturer at the University of Westminster. She also worked as an Associate Professor at the Federal Fluminense University. Andrea was the Co-Investigator for the eVoices Network (AHRC), focusing on media activism to fight against marginalisation in the Global South. She is currently IAMCR’s Vice President.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Medrado’s journey

Selected readings

Rega, I., Medrado, A. (2021). The Stepping into Visibility Model: Reflecting on Consequences of Social Media Visibility – A Global South Perspective. Information, Communication and Society.

Medrado, A., Souza, R. and Paulla, M. (2021). Black Women in Parliament and on Social Media: Link-Visibility as an Intersectional and Solidarity-Building Tool. Global Perspectives 2 (1): 24503.

Medrado, A. Rega, I. (2021). Modelo de Escalas da Visibilidade: Mapeando Percursos de Visibilidade e suas Consequências para Midiativistas do Sul Global. Revista Comunicação, Mídia e Consumo, vol. 18, N. 52.

Joathan, I., Medrado, A. and Medeiros, T. (2021). ‘Brazil: More than Just a Little Flu’. In: Lilleker, D., Coman, I., Gregor, M. and Novelli. E. (Eds.). Political Communication and COVID-19: Governance and Rhetoric in Times of Crisis. London: Routledge. ISBN: 9780367636791

Medrado, A., Souza, R. And Cabral, T. (2020). ‘Favela Digital Activism: The Use of Social Media to Fight Oppression and Injustice in Brazil’. In: Martens, C.; Venegas, C.; and Tapuy, E. (Eds.). Connected Communities: Digital Activism, Free, Open and Sustainable Communication in Latin America. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 177-201. ISBN: 978-3-030-45393-0.


Watch Prof. Medrado present on “South-to-South media activism and artivism to fight marginalisation in the Global South” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Medrado's insights about her professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast