Carlos Diaz, graduate student at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

Mexican Graduate Student Conducts Research in Grady College

Carlos Alberto Diaz, a graduate student at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, spent a month at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia one month working on his master’s thesis on gender and advertising.

Diaz was hosted by and housed in the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication and Research, a unit of the Grady College.

Diaz arrived at the Cox International Center in early January.

Diaz had learned about Grady and the Cox international Center while working on the literature review for his thesis. He was attracted by research papers published by Grady faculty on narrative story-telling and critical studies.

During his stay at the University of Georgia, Diaz had meetings with Dr. Tom Reichert, head of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and with Dr. Carolina Acosta-Alzuru, who teaches public relations, cultural studies and qualitative methods.

He also spent time in the University’s library.

“The thing that has impressed me the most here is the library, with so many books about gender, image and advertising, its GALILEO information system, and the facilities and services,” said Diaz. “Everywhere on campus and in the city people have been so friendly and helpful!”

His plan for the future is to apply to a doctoral program in the United States and eventually to teach and conduct research mainly on gender representations in mass media in Latin America.

Established over 70 years ago, Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO)  is one of Mexico’s first private academic institutions and the oldest Jesuit university in the country. IBERO’s education system is multicultural, multiethnic and open to all religions. According to its mission, the university encourages and supports its students to do international exchanges.