Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication


Federico Subervi appointed Visiting Leverhulme Professor at the University of Leeds

February 19th, 2018

Professor Federico Subervi joins the School of Media and Communication as a Visiting Leverhulme Professor.

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, he will work with Dr Jairo Lugo-Ocando on a series of publications about colonialism, post-colonialism and the news media in Puerto Rico.

From February to November 2018, Professor Subervi will give seminars at the University of Cambridge, University of Liverpool, University of Sheffield and University of Stirling.

He will also deliver a series of workshops for ethnic minority and activist groups in the Compton Centre in Harehills in Leeds on how to create their own media outlets, such as community newsletters.

Professor Subervi has a PhD in mass communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a MA in public communication and a BA in social sciences from the University of Puerto Rico.

His research, teaching and publications explore a range of issues related to the mass media and ethnic minorities, especially Latinos in the United States.

To help the Latino community in Texas, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Latinitas, Inc., a non-profit organisation that empowers Latino youth through media and technology, which started in one of Subervi’s classes at the University of Texas.

He has been a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of California at Santa Barbara and Kent State University in Ohio, and a Fulbright Research Professor in Brazil and in Chile.

Professor Subervi  was a UNESCO professor at the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, a  visiting professor at St. Petersburg State University, the University of Amsterdam, the Universidad Diego Portales and the University of Santiago in Chile, the Universidad Federal de Río Grande do Norte en Natal-Brazil, the University of Zeppelin in Germany, and the Instituto de Comunicación, Artes y Humanidades de Monterrey, México.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Latino Public Radio Consortium, and is on the editorial boards for Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism Educator, and The Howard Journal of Communications.

A founding member and president of the Association of Latino Media, Markets & Communication Research, Professor Subervi was also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Media Literacy Education.

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