Dr Helton Levy is a journalist and academic based in London and Rome. He is interested in understanding forms of counter-hegemonic media online. He has also researched online activism, queer media, and Brazil studies. He is the author of Globalised Queerness: Global and Local Influences on Queer Media and Culture (Bloomsbury, 2023) and The Internet, Politics, and Inequality in Contemporary Brazil: Peripheral Media" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). He also has developed a body of work in photography and arts writing.