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Dani Madrid-Morales

Assistant Professor in Journalism at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, University of Houston

Dani Madrid-Morales is an Assistant Professor at the Valenti School of Communication, University of Houston, where he researches global communication. He specializes in the study of Africa-China media relations, global journalism, soft power and public diplomacy, as well as disinformation on social media.

He has written on China’s international broadcasting towards Africa and its reception and impact in Kenya and South Africa, the globalization of South Korean pop culture and China’s online public diplomacy. He is co-author of two books and half a dozen academic publications, as well editor of the book Comunicación y poder en Asia Oriental [Communication and Power in East Asia], published in 2017 by Oberta Publishing.

Before pursuing an academic career, Dani worked as a broadcast journalist covering East Asia for Spanish media.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant professor, University of Houston


  • 2018 
    City University of Hong Kong, PhD Media and Communication
  • 2013 
    Freie Universität Berlin, MA International Relations