Research group in Communication for the Transformation of the Public Sphere


Anna Clua Infante
Lecturer at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), and researcher at the inter-university research group Espais Crítics. She holds a PhD on Information Sciences (Autonomous University of Barcelona,2001). Visiting researcher at the Department of Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (1999), and at the Department of Geography, University of Durham, UK (2003-2005). Her research has been funded by the Danish and Spanish Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education, the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, and the Spanish Woman Institute, among others. She has co-directed a study on women networking and the Internet in Catalonia (collaboration agreement between the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Catalan Government, 2005). From 2011 to 2012, she was responsible for the Spanish case study in the project “Youth Participation in Democratic Life” (European Commission/EACEA/2010/03). Her research interests include media studies, urban studies, gender studies, and social exclusion.

Núria Ferran-Ferrer

Lecturer of Information and Communication Sciences at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) since 2005. With an European Ph.D. from the University of Barcelona (UB), a Degree in Journalism (UAB), in Documentation (UOC) and Master’s in Information Society (IN3-UOC). She has been an associate professor since 2004 at different universities, UAB, UPF and UOC. He is currently an associate lecturer at UOC in journalism in the Bachelor of Communication, Master’s in Journalism and Master in Data Science, among others.

At the research level, she is working on the Euryka project, focusing on the analysis of the media and social networks in the participation of young people in politics and social movements. He is also working on the WAWW project, which analyzes the presence of women in Wikipedia, from a qualitative point of view in order to get insights on the reasons why women participate less and leave before this collaborative encyclopedia.

Ludovic Terren

Research assistant at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Ludovic holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent, UK (2012-2013) as well as an MSc in International Public Policy/Security Studies from University College London, UK (2013-2014). Before joining the UOC, he worked as a research coordinator on the development of United Cities and Local Governments’ Fourth Global Report on Decentralization and Local Democracy (GOLD IV).

He is currently working on the European research project EURYKA on youth political participation and social media use.

Núria Font-Casaseca
Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and researcher at the inter-university research group Espais Crítics . She holds a PhD on Geography (UB, 2018). BSc in Geography, Bsc in Architecture, MSc in Architecture and Heritage (Universidad de Sevilla-IAPH). She is now teaching economic geography and urban studies at Universitat de Barcelona. Her research interests include urban studies, social and health inequalities and critical cartography.

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