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Cerianne Robertson

Cerianne Robertson researches the media narratives, discourses, and practices that sustain power relations, as well as the opportunities available to disrupt and change them. She is particularly interested in the stories we tell about cities and sports mega-events. Cerianne previously worked as the Editor and Media Monitoring Coordinator for, a Rio de Janeiro-based media platform that emerged to amplify favela resident perspectives and monitor urban transformations in the build-up to the 2016 Olympics. She graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Social Studies and from the University of Cambridge with an MPhil in Sociology.


  • –present
    PhD student in Communication, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism