María Jose Canel, PhD in Communication (University of Navarre, Spain), she is a tenured professor with a Chair in Political and Public Sector Communication at the Complutense University of Madrid. Leading author in the field, Founding President of ACOP Asociación de Comunicación Política, Co-Chair of the Section Political Marketing and Communication of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA). Visiting Scholar London School of Economics (1992), Jyväskylä University (2014, 2015) and George Washington University (2016-2017).
She is specialized in Political, Government and Public Sector Communication and is leading author in the field. She has published nationally (2nd in the ranking of most cited author in her country) and internationally in major communication publishing companies (Wiley-Blackwell, Palgrave, Sage, Hampton Press) as well as in specialized journals and in different countries (Spain, USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina). Her work has been quoted in international relevant journals, and received different awards (the Álvaro Pérez-Ugena Award to the promotion of communication research, the Victory Award to one of the 12 most influential women in Political Communication, Washington, 2016). She has a public sector practitioner background: was chief of a Minister’s Cabinet, Government of Spain, involved in several election campaigns and in the development of government communication in different countries. She is also experienced in training public sector communicators in different countries (Spain, France, The Netherlands, México, Colombia, Guatemala, Chile).
Álvaro Pérez-Ugena Award to the promotion of communication research. Victory Awards to one of the 12 most influential women in Political Communication, Washington, 2016