| ACADEMICS | Schools & Departments | Communication | Carlos Fontes
B.A., Escola Superior de Meios de Communicacao Social, Lisbon
M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Carlos Fontes is professor of communication and a member of the Global Studies Program Advisory Board. For seven years he lead the effort to establish the Global Studies Concentration at WSU and was the program’s first director. He has also developed the concentration’s core course GL
150 Introduction to Global Studies. His interest in global issues led him15 years ago, to establish a working relationship with the Sarayaku tribe after a fortuitous meeting with one of their leaders in Quito, Ecuador during a sabbatical leave. Since then Dr. Fontes has visited
the Sarayaku numerous times on a personal basis and also with students as the instructor for the course Amazon Expedition: Globalization, oil and indigenous survival. Dr. Fontes has published work on alternative and indigenous media and globalization and presented his research on the
relationship between humans and technology at various national and international conferences.
Fontes C. (2009). The Global Turn of the Alternative Media Movement. In Kevin Howley (Ed.) Understanding Community Media. Sage Publications. Thousand Oaks CA.
Fontes C. (2006). A Passion for Peace and Justice: Indymedia the global voice from Below. In Ralph Berenger (Ed.) Cybermedia Go to War. Role of converging media during and after the 2003 Iraq war. Spokane WA: Marquette Books LLC
Fontes, C. (2002). Alternative video: Community, culture and counter-hegemony. In J. B. Miranda & J. F. Silveira (Eds.). As ciências da comunicação na viragem do século (600-607). Lisbon: Vega.
Fontes, C. (1999). The multifarious preferences of the text. Bilblioteca On-line de Ciencias da Comunicção (On-line Library of Communication Sciences) http://bocc.ubi.pt/