Professor, information design, journalism and public relations
After some experience as a reporter in Argentina, Victoria moved to Canada where she completed a Master of Arts in Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary, and a PhD in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University, in Ottawa. Victoria began her teaching career at MRU in Fall 2007, as a instructor of social research methods to journalism students. Since then, she has been teaching a series of communication theory classes (COMM 2500, COMM 2501, COMM 3500 and COMM 3501) to journalism, information design and public relations students.
Victoria has specialized in Aboriginal community media and new media art, postcolonial theory, visual culture and cultural studies. Her work on Aboriginal new media art was published in an anthology, Understanding Community Media (ed. K. Howley, 2009), and in art journals such as Art Inquiry and Seachange. Her most recent research passion is journalism education. She received a Nexen scholarship from Mount Royal University's Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in 2012 to investigate journalism students' learning of social research methods and, since 2014, she is involved in a collaborative investigation of journalism students' professional identity development also funded by Mount Royal University's Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.