Carlos Back Vianna
PhD Student
Journalism

Carlos Back Vianna is a Brazilian journalist and a PhD student in journalism studies in the College of Media, Communication, and Information. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from PUCRS (Brazil) and his master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State University.

Before moving to Iowa, Carlos had worked as a reporter, editor, press advisor, videographer, film producer and even photojournalist, but his career as a photographer ended when he missed a photo of Ringo Starr because a camera lens failed on him (allegedly). 

As a PhD student, Carlos is interested in the relationship between incivility and engagement on online partisan media.