Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication


Julieta Brambila Ramírez

PhD Researcher

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Brambila is a PhD researcher at the School of Media and Communication, at the University of Leeds, UK. Her research is concerned with the logic of anti-press violence and security of journalists in post-authoritarian societies, specially in Mexico. She is supervised by Prof Jairo Lugo Ocando and Prof Katrin Voltmer and is a co-convener of the International Communication Research Group at the school.


J.A. Brambila is a PhD student at the School of Media and Communication (SMaC), University of Leeds, on a full scholarship from Mexican Council of Higher Education and Technology. She has contributor and research assistant for projects funded by UNDP, Open Society Foundations and UNESCO. She has been awarded scholarships and grants to conduct his research from Annenberg School for Communication at U Peen and Society of Latin American Studies in UK. She has also presented over 40 conference papers, guest lectures, and talks in Mexico, US, UK, Europe, and Japan.


Research Interests

Her research areas include comparative political communication, journalism studies, and media sociology. She has a particular interest in antipress violence, safety of journalists and press freedom.


2013 & 2015 Teaching Assistant The University of Sheffield, UK (Lecturer: Prof Jairo Lugo-Ocando) Course: “Journalism, Development and Globalization”

2012-13 Lecturer ITESM, Mexico City Courses: Political Science, Political Analysis and Public Policy.


Co-convener of the International Communication Research Group at the school.

Co-organizer of the international conference Media and Governance in Latin America, held yearly in the UK. Conference Website.


Research Projects & Grants

– Grant for Research on Global Media Law and Policy, Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, U Penn (2015).

International Communication Association Travel Grant (2015).

Mexican Secretariat of Public Education Grant (2015).

Open Society Foundations Travel Grant (2014).

Society of Latin America Studies Postgraduate Travel Grant (2014).

CONACYT scholarship (National Council of Science and Technology) (2013-17).

-First Place Essay Prize of the Mexican Congress Channel (2011).

CONACYT scholarship (2009-2011).

Research Centres & Groups

International Communication Research Group

International Communication Association, Journalism Division

Association for Media and Communication Research, Student Representative


PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision

Prof Jairo Lugo Ocando

Prof Katrin Voltmer 


PhD Thesis

Reporting Dangerously in México: Journalists’ exposure to risk and strategies for safety autonomy

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