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Dr. Tracy Mae Ildefonso | Humanities Award | Best Scholar Award

Dr. Tracy Mae Ildefonso, Dublin City University, Ireland

Dr. Tracy Mae Ildefonso, a versatile professional with a background in TV broadcast and a passion for academia. Holding a PhD in Communications from Dublin City University, her research delves into LGBT representations in advertising and the experiences of exiled journalists. As a Postdoctoral Research Assistant, she contributes to innovative projects like “SHINE” funded by Science Foundation Ireland. With extensive teaching experience, Tracy is adept at fostering learning in diverse settings. Fluent in English, with a knack for intercultural communication, she brings a blend of academic prowess and practical skills to her roles. πŸŽ“πŸŒ #CommunicationExpert #AcademicInnovator


Publication Profile

πŸŽ“ Education:

She holds a PhD in Communications from Dublin City University, where she investigated LGBT representations in Filipino advertising. Tracy’s academic journey also includes a MA in Visual Communications Design and Advertising from Kocaeli Üniversitesi, Turkey, and an AB in Mass Communications from Lyceum of the Philippines University. πŸ“–πŸ”

πŸ’Ό Professional Experience:

Tracy excels as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at DCU, contributing to pioneering projects like “SHINE.” Her previous roles span from media monitoring at GMA Network Inc. to production assistance at PTV 4, Philippines. πŸ“ŠπŸ’‘

πŸ‘©β€πŸ« Teaching

Her teaching experience at DCU underscores her commitment to nurturing future communicators, while her academic achievements include publications and presentations on diverse platforms worldwide. πŸ“πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

Research Focus

Dr. Tracy Mae Ildefonso’s research focus primarily revolves around LGBTQ+ issues and media dynamics, particularly in the Philippines. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Her extensive work delves into the societal attitudes towards LGBTQ+ representation in advertising, the roots of homophobia in Philippine history, and the lived experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. Through her academic contributions, speeches, and articles, she illuminates the persistent battles against discrimination and strives to foster understanding and acceptance. Tracy’s dedication to shedding light on these critical issues reflects her commitment to social justice and inclusivity. 🌟


Tracy Mae Ildefonso | Humanities Award | Best Scholar Award

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