Maria Elena VILLAR

Tenured Associate Professor in Communication Sciences. Florida International University

María Elena Villar is associate professor of the Department of Communication at the School of Communication + Journalism at Florida International University and teaches courses in communication theory, research methods, multicultural communication, and advanced seminars in strategic communications. Her research focuses on communication for social change, especially with culturally diverse or marginalized audiences.  Many of her projects are based on community-based participatory research and focus on stigmatized issues including mental health and substance abuse, domestic/sexual violence and HIV.