During his master's program, Alexandre Gonçalves investigated recent controversies in Brazil across both traditional and independent media that have led to social and legal changes. He is interested in issues such as agenda-setting, framing analysis, and public opinion. These interests are fueled by his experience in the media and his knowledge of information technology – especially databases and natural language processing.
He also worked as a reporter at the Brazilian daily newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, where he covered biotechnology and science policy.
Before becoming a journalist, he had worked as an information architect at many software companies.
Thesis: Conflicting Frames: The Dispute Over the Meaning of Rolezinhos in Brazilian Media