Silvio R. Waisbord
- Associate Director, Professor of Media and Public Affairs
- MPA 419
Areas of Expertise
Global media; press and politics; health communication, development, and social change
Silvio Waisbord is a professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Communication and former editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics. His recent books include News of Baltimore: Race, Rage and the City (edited with Linda Steiner, Routledge, 2017), Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights (edited with Howard Tumber, Routledge, 2017), and Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin America (with Soledad Segura, Zed, 2016).
He has lectured and worked in more than 30 countries, published 13 books and written over 100 journal articles, book chapters and newspaper columns. He serves on the advisory board of the Latin American program of Open Society Foundations. He holds a Licenciatura in sociology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, San Diego.
Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 1993
M.A., Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 1990
Licenciatura, Sociology, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1985
Media Sociology: A Reappraisal. Polity, 2014.
Vox Populista: Medios, Periodismo, Populismo. Buenos Aires: GEDISA, 2013.
Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in Global Perspective, Polity, 2012.
(edited with R. Obregon) Handbook of Global Health Communication, Wiley, 2012.
(edited with E. Fox) Local Politics, Global Media: Latin American Broadcasting and Policy. University of Texas Press, 2002.
(edited with N. Morris) Media and Globalization: Why the State Matters. Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
Watchdog Journalism in South America: News, Accountability and Democracy. Columbia University Press, 2000.
SMPA 6101 Journalism: Theory and Practice
SMPA 6205 Media and Globalization