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Alicia Frota de Souza Antonioli


International Research Training Group "Temporalities of Future"

MA Student

Gender Studies

Project: "'They want to return us home with our mouths shut': experiences and strategies of women journalists in the face of digital violence in Mexico"


Since 05/2024

MA Student, International Research Training Group ‘Temporalities of Future’

08/2022 – 06/2024

Master in Gender Studies at El Colegio de México, Mexico

01/2020 – 05/2020

Bachelor in Social Communication specialized in Journalism, Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil

08/2018 – 12/2018

Exchange student, Bachelor in Communication Sciences, Universidad Autonomous University of Hidalgo (UAEH), México – Scholarship Holder

03/2016 – 05/2021

Movilidad académica, Bachelor in Journalism and Cultural Production, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil


Work Experience

Since 05/2024

Researcher, International Research Training Group ‘Temporalities of Future’

08/2020 – 05/2021

Researcher at the ‘Feminism and Digital Activism’ project, Dr. João Barreto da Fonseca, UFSJ

06/2020 – 12/2020

Scholarship holder at the ‘From idea to light: dissemination website on professionals, market and knowledge on stage lighting in Brazil’ programme, Research Group in History, Politics and Scene, GPHPC/UFSJ

05/2019 – 11/2019

Scholarship holder at the Department of Scenic Arts, UFSJ

09/2018 – 12/2018

Assistant photographer at ‘Photo Lab’ programme, UFBA

04/2018 – 07/2018

Scholarship holder at the Press Office, UFSJ

12/2017 – 07/2018

Assistant at the ‘University Film Festival’ project, Departament of Social Communication, UFSJ

11/2016 – 09/2017

Scholarship holder at the ‘Cultural Winter’ programme, Dean of Extension and Culture, UFSJ

Project: 'They want to return us home with our mouths shut': experiences and strategies of women journalists in the face of digital violence in Mexico

Supervisor: Dr. Ana Paulina Gutiérrez Martínez

Within the scenario of political polarization, advances by the ultra-right and anti-feminist waves in which Latin America finds itself, Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries to be a journalist. Considering this panorama, I seek to investigate the situation of women journalists, more specifically about the digital violence they receive based on their profession and gender.

Recognizing that this research emphasizes just one of the aspects of the great problem of violence against women in Mexico, I think that the chosen approach dialogues with relevant aspects of the contemporary Latin American and global context about the digitization of social life, the growing wave of digital violence against women and its relationship with ICTs. Exposing, then, a current generized social order and a scenario of generalized violence, which are also presented in sociodigital spaces.

In this sense, this work is academically relevant due to the look towards gender as an essential component of the analyzed process and the digital focus of violence. It has social relevance as well due to the fact that journalistic work is essential for the preservation of democracy. When these professionals are violently responded to, the right to information and freedom of expression in the country and in the region are also under attack. Then, this research aims to offer a contribution on the study of digital violence experienced by women journalists in Mexico, based on their experiences and thinking them as protagonists of the social phenomenon studied.


Passos, Najla; Fonseca, João Barreto; Antonioli, Alícia (2019): “Jornalismo de Dados em Tempos de Indústria 4.0: Potencialidades para aplicação no jornalismo político e na defesa da democracia”, in: Oliveira, L. A., Fernandes Montuori, C. y Figueira Leal, P. (eds.) Comunicação Política, Eleições 2018 e Campanha Permanente, Timburi, pp. 140-145.


Montuori Fernandes, Carla; Oliveira, Luiz Ademir; Alvarenga Botelho, Marina; Antonioli, Alícia (2023): “Ciberfeminismos em tempos de pandemia: uma análise de redes e práticas a partir do Twitter”, Cadernos de Gênero e Diversidade, 9:172-198.

Antonioli, Alícia; Fonseca, João Barreto (2021): “Jonalismo Ciberfeminista e a Pandemia no Brasil: estudo de caso sobre a Revista AzMina”, Congresso Brasileiro de Ciências da Comunicação, 44:1-15.

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