Mr Joseph Straubhaar, PhD, is the Amon G. Carter Sr., Centennial Professor of Communication, the Director of Media Studies in the Radio-Television-Film Department, and the Director of the Latino and Latin American Media Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin. His current research concerns the globalisation and transnationalization of both television and new media: television in Latin America, particularly Brazil; media and migration issues in the US and Portugal; the development of the Lusophone transnational cultural linguistic media space; and International Comumunication Technologies (ICT) and development in Brazil and South/Central Texas. He has extensive work on globalization of television, per se, as well as the development of transnational cultural-linguistic and geocultural television spaces. He has worked primarily on Latin America, including being director of Brazilian Studies at UT, but has also worked on Asia, Europe and Africa. He is the author of World Television: From Global to Local (Sage Publications, 2007) and editor of Inequity in the Technopolis: Race, Class, Gender and the Digital Divide in Austin (University of Texas Press, 2011). He is co-author of a new book due from BFI (British Film Institute) next year on Television in Latin America.