Belinha De Abreu

Global media literacy educator (U.S.)

Belinha S. De Abreu, PhD. is a global media literacy educator. She served as an International Expert to the Forum on Media & Information Literacy for UNESCO’s Communication & Information Section. Her research interests include media and information literacy education, educational technology, global perspectives, critical thinking, privacy & big data, young adults, and teacher training. Dr. De Abreu is the founder of the International Media Literacy Research Symposium which has been held in the USA and Portugal. Her work has been featured in Cable in the Classroom, Civic Media Project, and various other publications. She is the author of Teaching Media Literacy (ALA: Neal-Schuman, 2019), Mobile Learning through Digital Media Literacy (Peter Lang, 2017), and the author/co-editor of Global Media Literacy in a Digital Age (Peter Lang, 2016), Media Literacy Education in Action: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives (Routledge, 2014), and the author of Media Literacy, Social Networking and the Web 2.0 World for the K–12 Educator (Peter Lang, 2011).