Elisenda Ardèvol

Director of mediaccions Digital Communication and Culture Research Group. Associate Professor in Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the Department of Arts and Humanities, at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya .

She participates in different Master and Phd. Programs in media, digital and visual anthropology and has been Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Visual Anthropology of the University of Southern California, USA, and EU Visiting Fellow at the Digital Ethnography Centre at the RMIT, Melbourne.

She is also an active member of international research networks such as the Media Anthropology Network and the Future Anthropology Network of the EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) and the Section of Digital Culture and Communication ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association).

Her main research lines are related with digital culture, visuality and media in everyday life. Currently, she is exploring design, creativity and collaborative practices in digital technologies.

Her publications include “Digital ethnography and media practices” in Darling Wolf, Research Methods in Media Studies (2014); “Virtual/Visual Ethnography: Methodological Crossroads at the Intersection of Visual and Internet Research” in Pink, Advances in Visual Methodology (2012); Playful practices; Theorising new media cultural production in Brauchler and Postill, Theorising Media and Practice (2010); editor of Researching Media through Practices (2009) and the books (in Spanish) Key debates (2014); A Gaze’s Quest (2006) and Representation and Audiovisual Culture in Contemporary Societies (2004).
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