Global Americans and the Canadian Council for the Americas present “Two gringos with questions,” an interview series featuring political and cultural leaders from across the Americas. In the eighteenth episode, Chris and Ken speak to Ingrid Bejerman, Brazilian journalist and Associate Director of Blue Metropolis.
Dr. Ingrid Bejerman is a journalist, scholar and cultural manager specializing in cultural reportage, Latin American matters, and journalism education. She is currently the Associate Director of programming in Spanish and Portuguese for Blue Metropolis, the Montreal International Literary Festival, project manager for Hispanophone Magazine, and review and criticism editor for the Journal of Communication of the International Communication Association. She is also a programming advisor for prestigious literary festivals in the Americas, Spain and Portugal.
Dr. Bejerman served as program coordinator for the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for Journalism in Cartagena, Colombia. She has also directed the Cátedra Latinoamericana Julio Cortázar at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
During her time as a journalist, Bejerman was a reporter and columnist for the leading Brazilian daily O Estado de S. Paulo,with her work appearing in La Nación and Clarín (Buenos Aires), The Guardian (London), El País (Madrid), Diario de Notícias (Lisbon), among others. Bejerman also served as the coordinator of the “Canada in the Americas initiative” at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she earned her master’s and doctoral degree.
As a professor and researcher, Dr. Bejerman specializes in journalism theory and philosophy, journalism education and training, and the institutionalization of journalism, and she teaches practical and theoretical courses at Concordia University.
Hosts Chris and Ken speak to Bejerman about the latest trends in the Latin American literary scene, diversity in the industry, and the future of Latin American literature.