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Sara Suárez-Gonzalo

Postdoctoral Researcher, UOC - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

PhD in Communication (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). She is a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral resercher at the Communication Networks and Social Change Research Group (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute) and lectures at the Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). At present, she conducts a research stay at the Data Justice Lab (JOMEC, Cardiff University) funded by a José Castillejo mobility fellowship.
Previously, she has been a visiting fellow at the Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale (Institut supérieur de philosophie, UCLouvain) and a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication of Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Her research focuses on the social and political implications of data-driven technologies, with special emphasis on their effects on democracy, social justice and fundamental rights. Beyond academia, she has professional experience in algorithmic auditing and digital public policy consulting.


  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral researcher, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • 2024–present
    Visiting researcher, Cardiff University


  • 2019 
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2023
    Mobility Grant José Castillejo
    Visiting Fellow
    Funding Source:
    Spanish Ministry of Universities
  • 2022
    Full Hoover Post-doctoral Fellowship in Economic and Social Ethics
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale (ISP, UCLouvain)
  • 2022
    Postdoctoral Fellowship Juan de la Cierva-Formación
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Spanish State Research Agency, Ministry of Science & Innovation
  • 2020
    Postdoctoral Fellowship Josep Irla for Research in Social Analysis and Thought
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Josep Irla Foundation

Research Areas

  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy (160609)
  • Information And Computing Sciences (08)
  • Communications Technologies (1005)
  • Communication And Media Studies (2001)
  • Marketing (1505)
  • Marketing Communications (150502)


XXXI CAC Research Award - Catalan Audiovisual Council. YERUN Research Mobility Award - Young European Research Universities Network