Teaches courses on reporting in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and Latin America, and television news writing, reporting and production. Dr. González de Bustamante is an affiliated faculty member of the UA Center for Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies Department and Department of History. She conducts research on: the history and development of television news and media in Latin America (mainly Mexico, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, and Brazil); and violence against journalists in Mexico. During the 2013-2014 academic year she is a distinguished visiting professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She is the current head of the Border Journalism Network/La red de periodistas de la frontera, and head of the International Communication Division of the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication. She covered the U.S.-Mexico border on commercial and public television for more than 16 years.
She is also the director of the J-school's Center for Border and Global Journalism.