Professor, Department of Political Science at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)
My research is in the field of comparative politics, the study of democracy in Latin America and, more specifically, on the role of media in sub-national politics in Brazil and Mexico. My recent work shows that local media systems have particular political dynamics, distinct from that of national ones, but pose a substantial challenge to the realisation of social pluralism and the access to diverse and independent sources of information.
My teaching activities focus on the introduction to political science, political systems in Latin America and theories of comparative politics.
My current research is follows two main themes
The role of media in the constitution and governance of subnational public spaces
The resilience of authoritarian forms of governance, conflict management and their renewal under new political conditions
Recent research projects
Media and Subnational Democracy: A Comparison of Bahia and the Federal District in Brazil
The Political Role of Hyperlocal Media: a comparative analysis of blogs in two regions of Bahia (Brazil)
Media and training violent public space in the state of Veracruz (Mexico)
Durazo-Hermann, Julian. (2019). Directeur, Espaces publics, démocratie et gauches en Amérique latine, Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval, 2019.
Durazo-Hermann, Julian. (2018). « Hall of Mirrors: Media, Democratization and the Public Sphere in Maranhão, Brazil », Latin American Perspectives, 45:3, pp. 208-223 (DOI: 10.1177/0094582X18757473).