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Celeste González de Bustamante
Professor and Associate Dean, Moody College of Communication, UT Austin
Dr. Celeste González de Bustamante is Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin and is a Professor in the School of Journalism and Media, where she holds the Mary Gibbs Jones Centennial Chair. Her research focuses on historical and contemporary issues related to media in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Mexico, and other parts of Latin America. Her academic book, Surviving Mexico: Resistance and Resilience Among Journalists in the Twenty-first Century (Austin: The University of Texas Press, 2021) (with Dr. Jeannine E. Relly) has received three national awards, the James W. Tankard Book Award, the Knudson Latin America Prize, and the Frank Luther Mott – KTA Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award. Currently, she is the lead PI on a research project involving journalists in Costa Rica, which is part of the Worlds of Journalism Study that includes more than 100 countries. Celeste is the co-editor of Reporting on Violence Against Women in the Global South during the #MeToo era (Palgrave, 2023). She is an unwavering advocate for students, staff, and faculty. She endeavors to create positive social change through academia, media, and communication. A recognized innovative educator in the area of community-engaged learning, she has developed and implemented award-winning experiential classes.