Marcela Pizarro joined NU-Q’s Journalism Program in 2019 as assistant professor-in-residence. As a journalist, Pizarro works for the media critique show The Listening Post at Al Jazeera English. 

Her ongoing 13-year journey with Al Jazeera English was spent between London, Washington DC and Latin America in news and different programmes on the network. Prior to Al Jazeera, she served as a producer and video journalist at Associated Press TV.

Pizarro holds a BA in Spanish and French from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Hispanics from UCL. She is the recipient of a British Academy award for a full doctoral scholarship, which she completed in 2004.