Comunications Director, Encuentros 2015
Isabel Awad is doctor in Communication from Stanford University (USA) and works as an assistant professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her work aims at furthering our understanding of the conditions for more democratic and inclusive communication against a backdrop of social inequality. More specifically, Isabel has conducted research in Chile, USA, and the Netherlands examining the role of the media in general and of journalism in particular in the inclusion/exclusion of minority groups and the factors shaping journalism within neoliberal contexts.
A native from Santiago de Chile, Isabel studied Journalism and Aesthetics in Universidad Católica de Chile. She lives in the Netherlands since 2007.