Francisca Diaz De Valdes

Francisca is a PhD candidate in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, where she works on the project Feminist Digital Media Politics in Latin America (LA): A Counterhegemonic Space of Gender Activism. This interdisciplinary research explores LA feminist media platforms as a counter-hegemonic activism space to achieve socio-political change and gender democracy. Francisca’s research explores the role played by new technology in the emergence of political feminist digital journalism across the region.

She has also presented research at several international conferences, including JERAA, Nonfiction NOW and Wally Thompson.
Prior to her PhD, Francisca worked as a Teaching Associate and Research Assistant at The University of Melbourne and at various Chilean universities. She has taught Culture, Society and Politics in LA from a Gender Perspective, among other subjects.

Previously, she worked as a Communication Officer at the UN ECLAC, and in the Chilean government. Francisca holds a Master of International Relations from The University of Melbourne and a Journalism degree from the Alberto Hurtado University.