The first PhD Seminar on Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies of the 2022-2023 academic year will be held on the next February 24, at 2:30 p.m., in the Sala de Atos of the Institute of Social Sciences. Sara Pereira and Sandra Marinho, both professors at the Department of Communication Sciences of the University of Minho, are the guests; “Writing a research project” is the theme.
Sara Pereira is an Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences, and a researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) at the University of Minho.
In 2020 she did her Aggregation exams in Communication Sciences and in 2004 she got her PhD in Child Studies, specialising in Media Education, at the University of Minho. Her main research areas are children, young people and the media; the rights of expression and participation of children and young people; Media Literacy; and media publics and practices. She has coordinated several national and European projects and is the author of several publications in these areas.
Currently, she is the IR of the project “bYOU – Study of the experiences and expressions of children and young people about the media”, funded by FCT (PTDC/COM-OUT/3004/2020). Participates, as a team member, in the project “Verdad y ética en las redes sociales. Percepciones e influencias educativas en jóvenes usuarios de Twitter, Instagram y YouTube (Internética)”, funded by the 2019 call for projects I+D+i of the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (Spain) (PID2019-104689RB-I00).
She was director of the Department of Communication Sciences between 2013 and 2019 and director of the Master’s in Communication, Citizenship and Education between 2010 and 2015.
She chairs the Media Education Research Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) since July 2019.
She is co-coordinator of MILObs – Observatory on Media, Information and Literacy and coauthor of the radio programme Ouvido Crítico.
Sandra Marinho is PhD in Communication Sciences, in Journalism Studies, from the University of Minho in 2012, Sandra Marinho is a Lecturer at this institution, where she teaches mainly in the area of Research Methodologies and Journalism.
Her primary research subjects are journalism education and health journalism/communication. She has published Journalism and Formation in Transition: models and constructions in the Portuguese case (CECS – UMinho, 2015) and the scientific article, in co-authorship, “Medical error in the Portuguese press: when patients are part of the news”.
She is a member of several research associations worldwide, such as IAMCR, ECREA, ICA and AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication).