Vanessa D Higgins Joyce

Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University

Higgins Joyce is a speaker at the 25th ISOJ, happening from April 12 – 13, 2024, both online and in person at the University of Texas at Austin.

Vanessa D Higgins JoyceVanessa de Macedo Higgins Joyce is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University and a senior faculty research associate with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. She received her Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and her BS from the Pontificia Universidade Católica – SP, Brazil. In Brazil, she worked for the public opinion research companies Ipsos Opinion and Vox Populi, and emerging digital-native news. Her research focuses on the evolution of journalism in an interconnected world, focusing on transnational and Latin American media and the relationship between journalism and democracy. Her most recent book “Digital-Native News in South America: Building Bridges with Diverse Audiences in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia” is in press by Palgrave MacMillan (April estimate). She is also the co-author of “From Telenovelas to Netflix: Transnational, Transverse Television in Latin America” (2021).