Cerianne Robertson is a PhD student in Communication at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her research focuses on the media narratives, discourses, and practices that sustain power relations, as well as the opportunities available to disrupt and change them. She is particularly interested in contested storytelling about cities and sports mega-events.
Cerianne previously worked as the Editor and Research Coordinator for RioOnWatch.org, a Rio de Janeiro-based media platform that worked to amplify favela resident perspectives and monitor urban transformations in the build-up to the 2016 Olympics. Since moving to Los Angeles and engaging with NOlympics LA, she has continued studying and reporting on the ways the Olympics impact host cities.