On March 10, another PhD Seminar on Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies will take place for the academic year 2022-2023. In the morning, at 10 am, in Lab 0.06 of the ICS, Rosa Cabecinhas will give a session on “Focus Groups”. In the afternoon, at 2.30 pm, in the same space, Elsa Costa e Silva will speak on “Network Analysis”.
Rosa Cabecinhas is an Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Institute of Social Sciences, and she got her PhD in Communication Sciences (Psychosociology of Communication) in 2003. She teaches in the areas of Social Psychology and Intercultural Communication.
She has been the coordinator and main researcher of several projects funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and the European Commission. She was vice-chair of the COST network “Social psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union” (2012-2016). She is currently the Principal Investigator of the project “Migrations, media and activisms in Portuguese language: decolonising mediascapes and imagining alternative futures” PTDC/COM-CSS/3121/2021.
She has developed interdisciplinary research on social representations, intercultural communication, migrations, social discrimination, diversity and social change.
Elsa Costa e Silva is PhD in Communication Sciences since 2013 in Political Economy of Communication. She is a Lecturer at the Social Sciences Institute at the University of Minho, where she teaches Journalism, Political Economy and communication markets.
She was a member of the team in the project funded by the FCT. “The regulation of the media in Portugal: the case of ERC”. She is also a former journalist, working in Diário de Notícias newspaper for over a decade.