University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Mercè Oliva is Associate Professor and Serra Húnter Fellow in Media Studies & Popular Culture in the Department of Communication at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). She is the Director of the BA programme in Audiovisual Communication and the Coordinator of UNIC Research Group (Communication Research Unit). Her research focuses on popular culture, media studies, and neoliberal imaginaries. She has published articles in journals such as the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Convergence, Celebrity Studies and Games and Culture, and is the author of the book Telerrealidad, disciplina e identidad: Los makeover shows en España (2013). Dr. Oliva is the Principal Investigator in the European research project Redistributive imaginaries: Digitalization, culture, and prosocial contribution, funded by CHANSE-ERA and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness-AEI.