Silvio R. Waisbord

Silvio Waisbord

Silvio R. Waisbord

Professor of Media and Public Affairs


Office Phone: (202) 994-1464
805 21st Street, NW, MPA 516 Washington DC 20052

Silvio Waisbord is a Professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, United States. He is the author and editor of eighteen books and articles on journalism, politics, media, and communication for social change. His latest books are The Empire of Utopia: Myths and Realities of North American Society (in Spanish, Peninsula / Planeta 2020) and The Routledge Companion to Media, Disinformation and Populism (co-edited with Howard Tumber). He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Communication and International Journal of Press/Politics. He has been recently elected President of the International Communication Association. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, San Diego and a licenciatura in sociology from the University of Buenos Aires.


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Global media; press and politics; health communication, development, and social change

SMPA 6101 Journalism: Theory and Practice

SMPA 6205 Media and Globalization     


Communication: A Post-Discipline. (2019). Polity.

Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights. H. Tumber (ed.). (2017). Routledge.

News of Baltimore: Race, Rage, and the City. L. Steiner (ed.). (2017). Routledge.

Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Reform in Latin America. Silvio R. Waisbord and M.S. Segura. (2016). Zed.

Media Sociology: A Reappraisal. Silvio R. Waisbord (ed.). (2014). Polity. 

Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in Global Perspective. (2013). Polity.

Vox Populista: Medios, Periodismo, Democracia. (2013). Buenos Aires: Gedisa.

Watchdog Journalism in South America: News, Accountability and Democracy. (2000). Columbia University Press.

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