I am Lecturer in Global Media and Communications at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Culture. My research interests include Media and Nationalism, Visibility, Public Diplomacy, Nation Branding, Media Representation, Social Movements, and Media and Globalisation. I am interested in how particular representations of the nation are created and communicated through the complex contemporary media space, for both domestic and foreign audiences, in order to advance political, economic and cultural goals. My focus is on the different tensions and struggles that arise during this process, especially in the context of Latin American societies.
My research has been published in the International Journal of Communication, The International Journal Press/Politics, Geopolitics, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, Revista Trama Interdisciplinar (Brazil), Liinc em Revista (Brazil), and Revista Internacional de Comunicación y Desarrollo (Spain). I am also author or co-author of book chapters and reports in my areas of interest. I was assistant editor for the reader Globalization and the Media (Routledge, 2019, with Professor Terhi Rantanen) and I recently authored the monograph Media and the Image of the Nation during Brazil's 2013 Protests (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020).
Before joining Cardiff University, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Loughborough University (working with Professor Sabina Mihelj) and a lecturer at Brunel Univesity.
I hold a PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a double MSc/MA in Global Communications from the LSE and the University of Southern California, and a BA in Journalism from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Before becoming an academic, I worked almost a decade as a journalist for newspapers and television stations in Latin America. I also worked three years for Ogilvy Public Relations on different projects related with Nation Branding for several public and private organisations.