The Digital Culture and Communication section of ECREA
The management team of Digital Culture and Communication is very happy to welcome two new delegates: Anne Mollen (University of Bremen, Germany) and María-José Establés-Heras (University of Alcalá, Spain). It’s our pleasure to introduce our new members.
Anne has been affiliated with the University of Bremen since 2011, where she is writing a dissertation on citizens’ political interactions in digital communicative spaces. She is focusing on users’ appropriation of media technologies in the context of civic participation and engagement. Her perspective on the field is informed by media sociology, cultural studies and transcultural communication. Apart from that, Anne has worked on online political communication in a project on the transnationalization of public spheres in the EU.
Here is Anne’s aims for her work at DCC.
In the Digital Culture and Communication Section I want to support the network of scholars with relevant information on current developments in the field of digital communication and media. My second aim is to strengthen our outreach and publication activities to make the section’s profile more visible to the outside and to potential new members.
María is a predoctoral researcher in the ‘Images, Words and Ideas’ research group at University of Alcalá (Spain). She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies (Complutense University of Madrid – UCM ), an M.A. in Journalism (UCM) and a M.A. Communication and Learning in the Digital Society (University of Alcalá – UAH).
Her research interests are focused on fandom and online communities, with special interest in fan content for social, pedagogical and political purposes. In addition, she has published several articles about online journalism, e-politics and audiovisual narrative.
She has also been a visiting researcher at the Agora Game Lab at University of Jyväskylä (Finland), participating in several research projects on media education in Finnish and Spanish schools. She has been a visiting researcher at Bournemouth University (United Kingdom) for six months too.
Before joining University of Alcalá, she has previously worked as a journalist and producer in different Spanish newspapers, radio and television, and she still collaborates with some local media from her native province. She is Vice-chair of Association of Journalists of Guadalajara (Spain).
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