Dr. Mauro P. Porto

Associate Professor
Department Chair




University of California, San Diego, PhD


Political Communication
Latin American Icons
Media Analysis
Comparative Political Communication
Mass Communication Law
Media and Democracy in Latin America
Satire TV and the Public Sphere
Brazilian TV and Culture

Research Interests

Political Communication
Media and Politics in Brazil
Social Media and Political Mobilization in Brazil
Media, Civil Society and Democratization in Transitional Societies
Media Policy and Freedom of Expression

Selected Publications

* Media Power and Democratization in Brazil: TV Globo and the Dilemmas of Political Accountability. Routledge, 2012.
* With João Brant: “Social media and the 2013 protests in Brazil: The contradictory nature of political mobilization in the digital era”. In Lina Dencik; Oliver Leistert   (eds.). Critical perspectives on social media and protest. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, pp. 181-199.
* “Frame Diversity and Citizen Competence: Towards a Critical Approach to News Quality,” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 24 (4), 2007, pp. 303-321.


Phone:  (504) 862-3037
Fax:  (504) 862-3040
Office: 219 Newcomb Hall, Office C


Tulane University
Department of Communication
219 Newcomb Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

Communication Dept., Tulane U., 219 Newcomb Hall, 1229 Broadway, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5730