Helton Levy is a journalist, academic researcher, and lecturer based in Rome and London, U.K. Since 1999, he has worked as a reporter and producer for several media outlets based in the U.S., U.K., Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. His research has focused on the digital discourse of minorities from a comparative perspective. He has published extensively on marginalized groups and their counter-hegemonic ability to promote their voices in high inequality contexts. Besides John Cabot University, he has taught at King’s College London and City University of London.
Dr. Levy is the author of The Internet, Politics, and Inequality in Contemporary Brazil: Peripheral Media (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) and co-author of The Activist Chroniclers of Occupy Gezi: Counterposing Visibility to Injustice (Amsterdam University Press, 2019). He has published several peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, including Journalism, the International Journal of Communication, International Communication Gazette, Westminster Papers of Communication and Culture, and The Communication Review. His work has also appeared on Open Democracy, the LSE Blogs, Discovery Society and other outlets.
Moreover, Dr. Levy is the editor of Reading the Periphery.org, an online archive of texts on post-colonialism and encounters with the New World. He has acted as a reviewer for a few publications, including the Bulletin of Latin America Research, Journal of Digital Social Research, Journalism, the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Mídia and Consumo.
Dr. Levy has also expressed himself as a photographer, scriptwriter, and fiction writer. You can find out more about his work through the links below.
Reading the Periphery.org
Courses taught at JCU
Media, Culture & Society
Foundations in Critical Media Studies
Writing Across the Media