Dr Niall Brennan

Dr Niall Brennan

PhD Alumni

Department of Media and Communications

About me


The Brazilian Television Mini-Series: Representing the Culture, Values and Identity of a Nation.

Year of completion: 2012

Supervisor: Sonia Livingstone

Email: niallpbrennan@gmail.com

After the PhD

I was adjunct lecturer at Fairfield University, Connecticut, USA, for about two years, then Visiting Assistant Professor for a three-year post. I assume a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication in fall 2018.


Forthcoming, “Authority, Resistance and Representing National Values in the Brazilian Television Mini-Series”, in Media, Culture & Society

Brennan, N. (2014) “New Articulations of Flow and Contra-flow: The Landscape of Critical Television Studies in and between Portugal and Brazil” in Critical Studies in Television, 9(1)

Brennan, N. (2013) “Mauro Alencar, A Hollywood Brasileira: Panorama da Telenovela no Brasil” in Critical Studies in Television, 8(2)

Brennan, N. (2012) “Melodrama, Modernity and the Brazilian Television Mini-series” in Modern Drama, 55(4)

Brennan, N. (2010) “The Brazilian Television Mini-series: Changes to a Genre and Representations of Brazil” in Observatório (OBS*), 4(1)

Brennan, N., Iqani, M. and Lesage, F. (2009) “Student-Centred Student Teachers: On Maintaining Teaching Opportunities While Expanding Learning Support Offerings” in Networks (journal of the ADM-HEA), volume 7

Under review, “Redefining the Context of Hybridity: from Postcolonial Space to the Brazilian Nation”, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies

In preparation, “Discourses of Expectation: Global Reporting on Brazil’s Preparations to Host the 2014 FIFA World Cup”, expected submission to Discourse Studies or Discourse and Society, Autumn 2014