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Gabriela Capurro

PhD Candidate


Gabriela is a PhD candidate in communication at Carleton University. She currently holds a SSHRC doctoral award. Her research interests include risk and health communication –particularly outbreak discourses related to viral and bacterial infections. Her dissertation project analyses the rhetorical construction of “superbugs” as a public health risk. Gabriela has a M.A. in Journalism Studies from Concordia University and a B.A. in Communication and Journalism from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She worked as researcher at the Concordia Science Journalism Project (Montreal) where she focused on public perception of new technologies. She has also worked for Agence France-Presse in Montevideo (Uruguay) as editor, translator and foreign correspondent.

Interests: Risk communication, science communication, public understanding of science, antimicrobial resistance.