Board of Directors
Dr. Federico Subervi, Center for the Study of Latino Media & Markets
Dr. Federico Subervi is Full Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Media & Markets at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University-San Marcos. Since the early 1980s, he has been conducting research, publishing and teaching on a broad range of issues related to the mass media and ethnic minorities, especially Latinos in the United States. He is the editor and an author of the book The Mass Media and Latino Politic. Studies of U.S. Media Content, Campaign Strategies and Survey Research: 1984-2004 (NY: Routledge, 2008).
Dr. Subervi was the Principal Investigator of a research project, funded by the McCormick Foundation, to assess the practices and policies of Texas and Illinois for communicating with non-English-speaking populations during emergency situations. From 2006-2008, he directed two research projects, one funded by the Ford Foundation, the other by the Social Science Research Council, which analyzed the diversity of Latino-oriented media in Central Texas.
Among his other activities, Dr. Subervi directs the Latinos and Media Project (www.latinosandmedia.org), a site dedicated to the dissemination of research and resources pertaining to Latinos and the media, and was founding Chair of the Board of Directors of Latinitas, Inc., and organization and Web-based magazine for Latina adolescents and teens (www.latinitasmagazine.org).
Dr. Subervi volunteers for the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program administered by the National Research Council. He has been advisor or consultant for Scholastic Entertainment’s animated series The Misadventures of Maya and Miguel, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Preview Forum, The Round Table Group, Spanish Broadcasting System, the and Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Nickelodeon (for Dora the Explorer), and Fox Family Worldwide (for the Boyz & Girlz Channels).
Over the years, Dr. Subervi has been featured in Hispanic Trends, and been interviewed and quoted for stories in CNN International, CNN Español, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, the Las Vegas Sun, The Miami Herald, the British Broadcasting Corporation, AP Wire Services, Hispanic Business, Hispanic Magazine, La Opinión (Los Angeles), El Diario-La Prensa (New York), El Nuevo Día (Puerto Rico), Al Día (Dallas), Univisión.com, Latino USA, and Folha de São Paulo, among others.