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The Dynamics of Trumpista Media

When I did my research on Chilean media and political culture I saw how in times of political instability, televised representations of politics (even fictive ones) could be used to rearrange politics in the social world. Steve Bannon’s recent identification of the media as an “opposition party” is a scaled up articulation of the same idea.

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Current Project: “Donald Trump’s Media Wall…”

I am currently working on a paper that focuses on the 2016 presidential election. I expect to have a draft ready to share within the next few weeks.


“Donald Trump’s Media Wall: The Conspicuous Absence of Mexican Voices During the 2016 Presidential Campaign”

Mexicans, and political commentary referring to Mexicans within the United States featured more prominently in the national media during the 2016 presidential campaign than any previous presidential campaign in recent memory. Continue reading “Current Project: “Donald Trump’s Media Wall…””

“Democracy, Television, and the Mediatization of Chilean Politics: How the Medium Became the Message in Post-Pinochet Chile” – Defense Presentation

This is the text of the presentation I gave to open the defense of my dissertation on September 23, 2016. Coincidentally, this date was also the 43rd anniversary of the death of Pablo Neruda.


My dissertation is about a critical moment in Chilean political history, focusing on the emergence of a new relationship between political struggle as a social process and the enactment of politics through a media artifact.

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