About me

I am researcher at the Digital Democracies Lab of the School of Communication at the Simon Fraser University (SFU), with Professor Wendy Chun. My work focuses on mis- and dis- information. I have been invited as Visiting Scholar at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

I have a Ph.D. in Political Communication from the European University Institute (EUI), under the Supervision and guidance of Professor Alexander Trechsel. My Ph.D. dissertation explored and analyzed the interactions’ networks of users under Twitter hashtags of European relevance, as well as its content. The project strived to complement the literature of the European Public Sphere from an innovative computational social sciences approach.

I have been a Visiting Scholar at the Digital Media, Networks and Political Communication (Dimenet) research group at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania, with Professor Sandra González-Bailón. At the Dimenet I have been working with network science, data mining and political communication for my Ph.D. project.

I have also been Visiting Scholar at the Public Opinion & Media Lab (Pomlab) and Voices from the Blogs of the University of Milan, with Professors Mauro Barisione, Luigi Curini and Andrea Ceron. At the Pomlab and Voices I worked with content and sentiment analysis for my Ph.D.

Before I entered the world of academia, I have been working as a communications consultant and event organizer for different projects and organizations in different countries of Europe.

I speak several languages (Catalan, Spanish, English and Swedish, and Italian).

Research Interests

  • European Public Sphere, especially online.
  • Political Communication, especially at the European level.
  • Social media and politics.
  • Digital Diplomacy.
  • Digital Democracy.
  • Big Data and politics.
  • Mis- and Dis- information.
  • Computational methods, network analysis, content & sentiment analysis.
  • Digital methods: Data mining, Twitter data, issue mapping, social media analytics.