Before joining Sheffield Hallam University (June 2015), Joan was appointed as postdoc in the chair of Media Governance, Media Organisations and Media Industries with Professor Katharine Sarikakis at the University of Vienna (2011-15). Prior to that he enjoyed a permanent position at the University of Vic (Spain).
I joined Sheffield Hallam in 2015, after having built research and teaching experience as a Postdoc at the University of Vienna (2011-2015). I have been invited and participated in teaching and research exchanges in more than ten different universities around Europe including Austria, Germany, France, Spain and Catalunya and of course, the United Kingdom; and I have presented more than 45 research papers in International Conferences.
As a social scientist, I fight monsters of social injustice, social discrimination and social inequalities; and as a teacher find personal pleasure in learning, as a form of changing the ways of thinking. Perhaps this explains why science is for me also a way of creativity more than as a Techne, or why I am so terribly scared of monkeys with weapons.
Department of Media Arts and Communication
Science, Technology and Arts
- Communication and Computing Research Centre
- Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute
Three axes of exploration capture his research
- Governance of communicative spaces and urban action
- Media Governance, Cultural production and Democracy
- The Financial crisis and the European public sphere
These three axes intersect in conceptual discussions about the technologies of communication, about the cultural constructions of time and space and about citizenship and power. This area of interests informs and integrates his teaching and research.