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Migratory flows, communication, consumption and citizenship: media (in)visibilities in the experiences of LGBT immigrants in the City of São Paulo

Grant number: 18/18712-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 19, 2018
Effective date (End): October 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications
Principal Investigator:Denise Maria Cogo
Grantee:Hadriel Geovani da Silva Theodoro
Supervisor abroad: Amparo Huertas Bailen
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain  
Associated to the scholarship:16/24566-1 - SOCIOCOMMUNICATIONAL (in)visibilities in the lives of LGBTIQ+ immigrants and refugees in the City of São Paulo, BP.DR


The doctoral research developed at PPGCOM-ESPM analyzes experiences related to the sociocommunicational (in)visibilities of LGBTIQ+ immigrants and refugees residents in the city of São Paulo. The theoretical contributions are divided into three main axes: a) Communication, consumption and citizenship; b) Globalization and migration flows; c) Studies on gender and sexuality and LGBTIQ+ migration. The methodology, of a qualitative nature, assumes a multi-methodological aspect that includes: a) bibliographic research; b) data collection, having as participant observation procedures, the application of the semi-structured interview and the data collection in a digital environment; and c) analysis of empirical data, based on a descriptive and interpretative perspective that draws from the empirical data the dimensions related to sociocommunicational (in)visibilities in the experiences of LGBTIQ+ immigrants and refugees in São Paulo. Therefore, the objective of the Research Internship abroad is to broaden the scope of research to two global cities (São Paulo and Barcelona), allowing the comparison between two different socio-cultural contexts in terms of the acceptance of LGBTIQ+ immigrants and refugees. In the stay abroad, it is hoped to strengthen the methodological process with different actions: a) Expansion of the theoretical references; b) Field research: semi-structured interviews (between 8 and 10) with LGBTIQ+ immigrants and refugees in Barcelona and exploration of the activities of specific social organizations to carry out case studies; c) Descriptive analysis of the information collected in the field work and interpretation based on the extended theoretical reflection.