About Celeste González de Bustamante
Celeste González de Bustamante, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism. She is also an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Latin American Studies. Dr. González de Bustamante conducts research on: the history and development of television news and media in Latin America (mainly Mexico, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, and Brazil). She is interested in the negotiation between media production and viewers’ interpretations, and the limits of media power and influence over citizens in emerging democracies. She has recently been investigating the limits of freedom of expression, and the capacity of civil society organizations to improve the environment for news media workers in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.
During the 2013-2014 academic year she is a distinguished visiting professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She is the current head of the Border Journalism Network/La red de periodistas de la frontera, and head of the International Communication Division of the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication. She covered the U.S.-Mexico border on commercial and public television for more than 16 years.