Vanessa Bravo publishes journal article and book review
The article was published in the International Journal of Communication and the book review was featured in International Migration Review.
Vanessa Bravo, assistant professor in the School of Communications, published a peer-reviewed article in the International Journal of Communication and a book review in the journal International Migration Review.
In IJOC, Bravo published a sole author paper titled "El Salvador and Costa Rica’s State-Diaspora Relations Management." In this paper, Bravo compares the state–diaspora relations of two Central American countries, one where the state considers the diaspora a key transnational public (El Salvador), and one where the state interacts at a low level with its diaspora and does not consider this group a priority in its policies (Costa Rica).
This article also offers eight propositions for studying state–diaspora relations, a model of the main factors that influence the strength of the state–diaspora relationship in Central America, and implications for international public relations. The article is available at http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc
For IMR, Bravo was asked to write a review of the book "Diaspora Online: Identity Politics and Romanian Migrants," authored by Romanian professor Ruxandra Trandafoiu.
IJOC is a peer-reviewed, online academic journal founded byLarry Gross and Manuel Castells, both professors at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. IMR is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal considered the principal journal in the study of human migration, ethnic group relations, and refugee movements.
Bravo has published work in Public Relations Review, Global Media Journal (American Edition), Revista Internacional de Relaciones Públicas (Universidad de Málaga, Spain) and Palabra Clave (Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia). She has also authored a book chapter in "Communication and Community" (Hampton Press). She came to Elon in 2011.