I am an Associate Professor and Serra Húnter Fellow in Media Studies and Popular Culture in the Department of Communication at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where I have been working as a reseracher and lecturer since 2006. Currently, I am the coordinator of the Medium Research Group and Director of the B.A. programme in Audiovisual Communication (Film and Media).
I hold a PhD on Social Communication (UPF, 2010) and a BA on Audiovisual Communication (UPF, 2002). My research interests are television, media, popular culture and celebrity studies. Specifically, I am interested in the study of gender and class stereotypes in reality TV and celebrity gossip media, as well as the connections between popular culture and neoliberal values. I am also interested in video games and political communication (particularly politainment and celebritization of politics).
I have published several articles in academic journals such as Convergence, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Celebrity Studies, Games and Culture, Social Semiotics and Comunicar and I am the author of Telerrealidad, disciplina e identidad: Los makeover shows en España [Reality TV, Discipline and Identity: Makeover Shows in Spain) (Ed. UOC, 2013). I was Coprincipal Investigator, along with Óliver Pérez-Latorre, of the research project "Heroes of the crisis: Narrative and social discourse in contemporary popular culture" (CSO2014-56830-P, 2014-2019), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).
New article: In the end you adapt to anything’: Responses to narratives of resilience and entrepreneurship in post-recession Spain
New article: Offshoring & leaking: Cristiano Ronaldo’s tax evasion, and celebrity in neoliberal times
New article: From the handshake to the kiss: Visual motifs of affect in representations of politics in the Spanish press
Nova publicació: 'Autoría: La construcción discursiva de la figura del autor en los videojuegos y sus implicaciones ideológicas
New article: The screen that sees all: The visual motif of the control room in contemporary fiction
Nova publicació: 'From the literary field to reality TV: The perils of downward celebrity migration'
Leaking and offshoring:Iberian audiences react to Cristiano Ronaldo’s tax evasion. Celebrity Studies Journal Conference
La final d'Operación Triunfo
Nova publicació: Framing Sálvame: Public debates on taste, quality and television in Spain
OT treu rèdit a la nostàlgia (Diari Ara)
Cicle Investigar la Comunicación Social - Investigación en comunicación desde la perspectiva de género