Susana Salgado (Ph.D. 2007, University of Lisbon) is a researcher and professor of political communication and media and politics. She is currently FCT research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon and professor of political communication. Recently, she also worked at the University of Oxford.
Her main research interests are political communication, comparative media studies, media and democratization, media and elections, and Internet and politics. Over the last few years her comparative research projects have been broad in geographical scope, and include different projects on Europe, but also on Portugal and Brazil and an extensive analysis of the role of the media in African democratization processes in comparative perspective. Her most recent publications include the book The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countries (2014, Ashgate) and two books on Portuguese media and politics (Presidential Candidates: Construction of Images and Discourses in the Media, 2010; and The vehicles of political communication. Studying an electoral campaign in the media, 2007, both in Portuguese).
More information can be found on her website.