Publications, Media & Conferences

Academic Publications    –    Media Production    –   Conferences

Academic Publications

2017 Simón Salazar, Harry L. (Forthcoming in January 2018). Television, Democracy, and the Mediatization of Chilean Politics. Lanham: Lexington Books. “Communication, Globalization, and Cultural Identity” series.

…a great introduction to the mediatization of politics, with lessons that apply broadly to the role of the media within contemporary politics.    Michael Cole, UCSD

…a rich and complex account… rooted in a deep knowledge of the Chilean political context. For anyone interested in the ‘mediatization’ of politics, Simón Salazar’s exploration of the Chilean plebiscite is a rich source of insight.    Daniel C. Hallin, UCSD

…Theoretically sophisticated, historically informed, and politically compelling, this study is a must read for those interested in Chilean history and culture, media studies, human rights, cultural studies, and especially for activists in Chile and beyond interested in understanding the relationship between media and political transformations. — Luis Martín-Cabrera, UCSD

…a fascinating analysis… This study is a must-read for those interested in politics, democracy, and social justice.    Nancy Postero, UCSD

…a nuanced, learned, and meticulous analysis… [that] combines state-of-the-art theorizing about the dynamics of mediated politics and a granular examination of electoral communication… a must-read for Latin American scholars and communication researchers interested in the troubling consequences of mediatization.    Silvio Waisbord, George Washington University

2017 Simón Salazar, Harry L. (Forthcoming in 2018). “Community Print Media and Photography of the Chicana/o Movement.” in A. R. Del Castillo & N. Iglesias-Prieto (Eds.) The Chicana and Chicano Movement: From Aztlán to Zapatistas. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Praeger. “Movements of the American Mosaic” series.
2017 Simón Salazar, Harry L. (Forthcoming in 2018). “The Student Print Media of the Chicana/o Movement.” in A. R. Del Castillo & N. Iglesias-Prieto (Eds.) The Chicana and Chicano Movement: From Aztlán to Zapatistas. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Praeger. Movements of the American Mosaic” series.
2017 Forthcoming Paper: Donald Trump’s Media Wall: The Conspicuous Absence of Mexican Voices During the 2016 Presidential Campaign.
2017 Forthcoming Paper: Fake News Is A Quantitative Category & Truthfulness Has Nothing To Do With It.
2017 Forthcoming Paper: The Mediatization of Chilean Human Rights Memory.
2017 Forthcoming Paper: Movimiento Voices On Campus: The Newspapers of the Chicana/o Student Movement.
2016 Democracy, Television, and the Mediatization of Chilean Politics: How the Medium Became the Message in Post-Pinochet Chile. Doctoral dissertation, UCSD Department of Communication. Committee: Michael Cole and Daniel Hallin, Co-Chairs. Jaime Concha, Luis Martin-Cabrera, Nancy Postero, Natalia Roudakova.
2009 Democracy and the Political Ascendancy of Broadcast Television in Latin America: 1950 through 1970. MA thesis, UCSD Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS). Committee: Misha Kokotovic, Elana Zilberg, and Daniel Hallin (Chair).

Media Production

2017 Author, An Overview of Chicana/o Student Newspapers. <>.
2017 Contributor, THE STORY OF LCHC: A Polyphonic Autobiography. <>. Chapter 13: Town and Country Learning Center: Connecting with the Community.
2013-2014 Videographer, eBook The Dragon in the Cliff: A Novel by Sheila Cole, New York: FlickerLab, 2014. & eBook on iTunes.
2013 Project director, coordinating a yearlong effort marking the 30th anniversary of UC San Diego’s Department of Communication. This process culminated in a three-day celebration under the theme, The Future of Communication: Questions of Power, Publics, & the New Media Environment. <>. The project also involved directing the recovery and transfer of departmental video collections. <>.
2012 Project director, videographer & web designer, the UCSD Community Stations Initiative, a socio-technical collaboration between the UCSD Departments of Communication, Visual Arts, and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). <> & <>.

2011-2012 Cinematographer, Beyond the Fifth Dimension: University-Community Partnerships in Learning, documenting the history, theoretical focus, and work of the UCSD Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition (LCHC). <>. Run time: 54:50.

2011 Author and web designer of La Segunda Declaración de La Habana, a multi-media work in progress designed to reveal the cumulative characteristics of historical knowledge that become embodied within a text over time. <>.
2010 Assistant Coordinator for COMT 175A: Advanced Topics in Community Media Production, The History of Chicano Park. Assisted Professors Zeinabu Davis and Olga Vásquez in the development of this media production course documenting the 40th anniversary of Chicano Park in San Diego. 
2008 Videographer and web designer, A Divided Friendship – The U.S./Mexico Border & The Destruction of Friendship Park. Film screenings throughout San Diego, CineFestival 2009, and Binational Association of Schools of Communication (BINACOM) Conference 2009. <>. Run time: 9:20.


2017 International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. Presenter, The Chilean Television Industry and the Transition to Civilian Rule. San Diego, California.
2017 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS). Chair & presenter, Escuelita Aztlan: What Educational Self-Determination Looks Like. Irvine, CA.
2015 International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. Presenter, The West & The Rest: The Importance Of Mediatization Research For Understanding Latin American Politics. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2015 International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Presenter, Television, Democracy, and the Mediatization of Latin American Politics: 1980 through 2000. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2013 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS). Presenter, Red Raza: Chicana/os and Marxism. San Antonio, Texas.

More of my video production can be viewed on my YouTube channel:<>