Homero Gil de Zúñiga
Homero Gil de Zúñiga Navajas is assistant professor in the School of Journalism at University of Texas-Austin and currently directs the CJCR: Community, Journalism and Communication Research within the College of Communication. He joined the UT faculty after receiving a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (2008), where he also minored in Digital Media.
He showed an interest in journalism and communication early in his career, pursuing a B.A. in Journalism at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1999) and working as a reporter and freelance writer for various media outlets in Spain. His education also includes a Master's degree in Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (2003) and a second doctoral degree in Political Studies at the Universidad Europea de Madrid (2006).
Dr. Gil de Zúñiga has also been a participant of the National Communication Association's Doctoral Honors Seminar at University of Oklahoma (2005) and the Summer Doctoral Program at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford (2006). In 2010 he was appointed Nieman Journalism Lab Research Fellow at Harvard University.
His research interests focus on all forms of new technologies and digital media and their effects on society. In particular, he investigates the influence of Internet use in people's daily lives as well as the effect of such use on the overall democratic process. He has presented his research at professional associations and Universities in different countries around the globe, receiving top research paper awards from the World Association for Public Opinion Research, the International Symposium on Online Journalism, and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Over 30 articles and book chapters illustrate his research framework. His work has been published in a diverse number of peer-reviewed journals such as Communication Research, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, Journal of Communication, New Media & Society, Mass Communication & Society, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Computers in Human Behavior, Human Communication Research, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism Studies, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, International Journal of Communication or Comunicación y Ciudadanía among others. He is an editorial board member or serves as regular ad hoc manuscript reviewer for more than 15 academic journals.
He has received a number of grants and awards totaling over $150,000, including the AEJMC's Mass Communication & Society Research Grant, the European Union Center of Excellence Research Grant, the Neil Shively and the Fodder & Starching Society Scholarship, the Walden Jay and Clara Charlotte Damm Research Award, the Joe W. Neal Centennial Fellowship in International Communication and a College of Communication Summer Fellowship, among others.
Dr. Gil de Zúñiga teaches classes in digital media, political communication and quantitative research methods. He is honored to be part of the UT-Austin School of Journalism and to be able to do what he enjoys the most: researching and teaching.
J321 Fundamentals of Multimedia Journalism
J331 Web Publishing
J351 Journalism, Society & Citizen Journalism
J363 Theories of Mass Communication
J381 Experimental Design in Mass Communication
J395 Web Publishing: Theory & Practice
J395 Internet & Democracy
J395 Social Media
J395 Quantitative Research Practicum