Raúl Tovares is associate professor in the Communication Program at Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas, Austin. His M.A. in intercultural psychology is from the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico.
Dr. Tovares, a Fulbright scholar, is the author of Manufacturing the Gang: Mexican American youth on local television news, and co-author (with Alla Tovares) of How to Write About the Media Today. Dr. Tovares has also published articles in Latino Studies, Journal of Broadcast Education, Howard Journal of Communications and Journal of Communication Inquiry. He has also contributed articles to the Encyclopedia of Television and the Encyclopedia Latina.
Dr. Tovares has received fellowships from the Radio Television News Directors Foundation, the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Poynter Institute.
His major areas of interest are Latinos and mass communication, mass communication theory, television news production, international communication, and film theory.
Dr. Tovares is a member of the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
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