Heloisa Aruth

Ph.D. Student

Bio: Heloisa Aruth Sturm is a third-year Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously she received a MA in Iberian and Latin American Literature from the same University, a BA in Journalism and a BA in Law, both from the University of Sao Paulo (USP), in Brazil. Her media experience includes a reporter position at O Estado de Sao Paulo, one of the main Brazilian newspapers, where she covered educational, environmental, scientific and cultural issues. She also worked as a reporter at Zero Hora newspaper, the main daily publication in the south region of Brazil. Her research interests involve political communication, civic engagement and cultural studies.

Career goals: To work as a professor of Journalism in the U.S. and to contribute as a freelance journalist writing news articles and nonfictional books focusing on Brazil and Latin America.

Research: Shahin, S., Zheng, P., Sturm, H.A., Fadnis, D. (2016). Protesting the Paradigm: A Comparative Study of News Coverage of Protests in Brazil, China, and India. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 21(2), 143-164.

Garcia-Perdomo, V., Sturm, H.A. (2016). Strangers in the field: Public Perception of Professionals, Technology, Audiences, and the Boundaries of Journalism. Paper Presented at AEJMC’s 99th Annual Conference, in Minneapolis.

Sturm, H.A. (2016).  “This is news worth sharing!” What makes news stories more likely to be shared on social media. Paper Presented at MAPOR’s 41st Annual Conference, in Chicago.

Sturm, H.A. (2016). Fracking on the News: an Environmental Problem or an Economic Solution? Paper Presented at MAPOR’s 41st Annual Conference, in Chicago.

Shahin, S., Zheng, P., Sturm, H.A., Fadnis, D. (2015). Protesting the Paradigm: A Comparative Study of News Coverage of Protests in Brazil, China, and India. Paper Presented at AEJMC’s 98th Annual Conference, in San Francisco

Sturm, H.A. (2015, 7 April). Brazilian Media in Times of Protest and Crisis. LLILAS Brazil Center Panel Discussion. Austin, TX.

Sturm, H.A. (2011) “The Epics and the Council of Gods: An Analysis of the Epic Genre in the Classical World and in the Renaissance.” Paper Presented at The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies, Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Sturm, H.A. (2010) “Three Races, One Nation: The Process of Formation of National Identity in Brazil under the view of the book Martim Cererê.” Paper Presented at APSA - American Portuguese Studies Association, 7th International Congress - Trans-Atlantic Exchanges.

Awards and Fellowships: Maxwell McCombs Graduate Student Award for Research Publishing (2016)

Ada Frances Miller Fellowship, School of Journalism (2015-2016)

Recruitment Fellowship, PhD Program in Journalism, Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin (2014-2015)

Recruitment Fellowship, Master’s Program at the Spanish and Portuguese Department, Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin (2009-2010)