Dr Brambila is an expert on media, politics and gender. She has collaborated as a researcher and consultant for several projects funded by Unesco, United Nations Development Programme, Open Society Foundations, National Council on Science and Technology in Mexico as well as the United States Agency for International Development, among others. Also, she has lectured on politics and media at Mexican and UK based universities, including the University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, Universidad de las Américas Puebla and the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, among others.


Research and Consultancy Experience

Principal Investigator (2018 – present)

Worlds of Journalism Research Project – Mexico Consortium

Head of Research: Professor Thomas Hanitzsch (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) and Professor Tim Vos (University of Mossouri). Mexican team: Principal Investigator, Dr Sallie Hughes, (University of Miami), and Principal Investigator, Dr Mireya Márquez (Universidad de las Américas).


Consultant (2018 summer)

State of Freedom of Expression Annual Report commissioned by USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and NGO CASEDE.


Research Assistant (2015, fall)              

University of Sheffield and UNESCO (Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development).

Safety of Journalists World Project.

Head of Research: Professor Jackie Harrison (University of Sheffield).


Research Assistant (2015, summer)                  

Simon Fraser University and Open Society Foundations.

Public Service Media Initiatives in the Global South.

Head of Research: Dr Anis Rahman (Simon Fraser University) and Professor Gregory Lowe (Northwestern University in Qatar).


Research Assistant (2014, summer)

University of Sheffield and the British Academy.

Media Coverage of the European Election in British Newspapers

Head of Research: Professor Ralph Negrine (University of Sheffield).


Research coordinator (2012)

National Autonomous University of México, and United Nations Development Programme

Political campaigns in México’s national election.

Head of Research: Dr Julio Juárez Gámiz (UNAM).


Research Assistant (2011 and 2012)

Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Public Administration Division.

Historical pathway of public administration in Subnational México.

Head of Research: Dr Juan Fernando del Cueto (CIDE).


Teaching experience

Lecturer (2018 – present)

Communication Department, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico

Digital Communication and Globalization (MA level); Digital Journalism; Investigative Reporting; Citizen Journalism; Communication Theory; Media and Globalization; Media and Society in the 21st Century (BA level).


Part time lecturer (2016 and 2017)

School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

Communication and Power (MA level); Introduction to Media and Communication Research (BA level)


Part time lecturer (2013 and 2015)

Journalism Department, University of Sheffield

Journalism, Development and Globalization (MA level)


Lecturer (2012 and 2013)

Law and Politics Department, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, México City

Organizational theory; Political Science; Political Analysis; Public Policy, and Introduction to Politics (BA level)