Rousiley C.M. Maia is full-professor of political communication at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science (Nottingham University, UK) and is coordinator of the Research Group in Media and the Public Sphere (EME / UFMG), partner of the Institute of Democracy and Democratization of Communication (INCT). She is the author of Deliberation across Deeply Divided Societies (with J. Steiner, M. C. Jaramillo and S. Mamelli, Cambridge University Press, 2017), Recognition and the Media (2014, Palgrave McMillan), Deliberation, the Media and Political Talk (2012, Hampton Press), Media e Deliberação (2008, FGV), Comunicação e Democracia (with Wilson Gomes, 2008, Paulus). Her work has been published in journals such as European Political Science Review, Political Studies; Policy Science; Journal of Democratic Deliberation, Human Communication Research, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, International Press Politics, Representation, Journal of Political Power. She is currently associate editor of Journal of Communication and Journal of Information, Communication & Society.