Dominique Montiel Valle

Doctoral Student

Dominique is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Texas at Austin. She researches technology use and media representation from a feminist lens. Dominique received an MA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus.

She is currently working on her dissertation, which examines how women in dispersed parts of Latin America use and transform “private” social media spaces like WhatsApp and Facebook Groups to create networks of safety and care in the face of gendered violence and impunity. In addition, she is working as a graduate research assistant on an NSF-funded project focused on the integration of AI technologies into essential work sectors and the way these technologies transform work/workers (and vice versa).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Pena, V. & Montiel Valle, D. (2022), “Screw the pandemic, I had to show up”: Latino/a Experience and Racial Activism During the COVID-19 Pandemic. U.S. Latino/a Oral History Journal (forthcoming)

Montiel Valle, D. A., & Martin, Z. C. (2021). Entangled with the necropolis: a decolonial feminist analysis of femicide news coverage in Latin America. Feminist Media Studies, 1-16.

Montiel Valle, D. (2021). Unearthing neoliberal multiculturalism in news discourse: politics of indigeneity & ethnic identity in Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 1-15.

Wilner, T., Montiel Valle, D. A., & Masullo, G. M. (2021). “To Me, There’s Always a Bias”: Understanding the Public’s Folk Theories About Journalism. Journalism Studies, 1-17.

Dominique Montiel Valle

Photo credit: Christopher T Assaf


Hometown: Managua, Nicaragua