Dr Cristina Miguel
About Dr Cristina Miguel
Dr Cristina Miguel holds a BA in Advertising and Public Relations by the University of the Basque Country (2002). After more than five years working in the Internet industry in Barcelona, she conducted a MS in Interactive Digital Communication at the University of Vic (2010). In 2012 she moved to the UK to start her PhD in Communications at the University of Leeds. Her PhD focused on intimacy in the age of social media. At the University of Leeds she worked as research and teaching assistant (2012-2014). She also collaborated on a project exploring social media monitoring and the social media industries sponsored by HEIF V funding. In 2013 Dr Cristina Miguel started to work as a Part-Time Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, where she is currently a Senior Lecturer of Digital Marketing.
- BA Digital Marketing
- BA Futures: The Evolution of Media
Cristina is interested in social media, from a psycho-social and communicational perspective. Her main research interests are related to social media interaction: intimacy and privacy, trust and safety, online self-(re)presentation, and the political economy of social media. In particular, she is interested in online dating platforms and their business models.