education and training
- Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film, The University of Texas at Austin - (Austin, Texas, United States) 1999
- M.A. in Communication and Theater, University of Illinois at Chicago - (Chicago, Illinois, United States) 1993
- B.A. in Social Communication and Journalism, Methodist University of Sao Paulo - (São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil) 1988
- La Pastina, A. C., Straubhaar, J. D., & Sifuentes, L. (2014). Why Do I Feel I Don't Belong to the Brazil on TV?. Popular Communication. 12(2), 104-116.
- Campbell, H. A., & La Pastina, A. C. (2010). How the iPhone became divine: new media, religion and the intertextual circulation of meaning. New Media and Society. 12(7), 1191-1207.
- La Pastina, A. C. (2006). The implications of an ethnographer's sexuality. QUALITATIVE INQUIRY. 12(4), 724-735.
- La Pastina, A. C., & Straubhaar, J. D. (2005). Multiple proximities between television genres and audiences: The schism between telenovelas' global distribution and local consumption. Gazette. 67(3), 271-288.
- La Pastina, A. C. (2004). Selling political integrity: Telenovelas, intertextuality, and local elections in rural Brazil. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. 48(2), 302-325.
- La Pastina, A. C. (2015). Mapping Macambira's media environment and how it changed over time. Moreira, D. (Eds.), Interfaces Sociais e Textualidades Miditicas. Federal University of Mato Grosso Press.
- Rêgo, C. M., & La Pastina, A. C. (2006). Brazil and the globalization of telenovelas. Media on the Move: Global Flow and Contra-Flow. (pp. 89-103).
- La Pastina, A. C. (2005). Audience ethnographies: A media engagement approach. Media anthropology. (pp. 139-148). Sage Publications, Inc..
- La Pastina, A. C., Patel, D. S., & Schiavo, M. (2003). Social merchandizing in Brazilian telenovelas. Entertainment-Education and Social Change: History, Research, and Practice. (pp. 261-279). Routledge.
- La Pastina, A. C. (2003). \"Now that you're going home, are you going to write about the natives you studied?\": Telenovela reception, adultery and the dilemmas of ethnographic practice. Global Media Studies: Ethnographic Perspectives. (pp. 125-146). Routledge.
chaired theses and dissertations
- Yadlin Segal, Aya (2017-05). Online Homelands: Israeli-Persian Identity between the Online and the Offline. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- French, Nina Casetra (2017-05). Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Doshi, Marissa J (2014-12). The Promises and Pitfalls of Modernity: An Ethnography of Young Catholic Women's Media Practices for Claiming Cultural Citizenship in Urban India. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Davis, Mamie C. (2014-08). Don't Judge a Man by the Color of his Rag: The Reality and Resistance of Gangsta Rap Among Los Angeles Gang Members. (Master's Thesis)
- Cui, Xi (2011-08). Shanzhai Online Videos in China: Governance and Resistance through Media. (Doctoral Dissertation)
Texas A&M University; 4234 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4234