Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Cristina Miguel
About Dr Cristina Miguel
Dr Cristina Miguel is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Communication at Leeds Beckett University.
Cristina 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 conduct her PhD in Communications at the University of Leeds. Her PhD focused on intimacy in the age of social media. In 2013 she started to work as a Part-Time Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, where she is currently a Senior Lecturer. Dr Miguel became a Higher Education Academy Fellow in 2017.
At the University of Leeds she worked as 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 she started to work as a Part-Time Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, where she is currently a Senior Lecturer. Dr Miguel became a Higher Education Academy Fellow in 2017.
Dr Miguel has recently published a book titled "Personal relationships and intimacy in the age of social media". In addition, she has published book chapters and articles in several journals including Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, MedieKultur and Social Media + Society. Dr Cristina Miguel often presents her work at international conferences, such as the International Communication Association Annual Conference, International workshop on the Sharing Economy, ECREA, MeCCSA or the World Social Science Forum. She has also been invited to speak as a keynote at conferences such as the 'Dating through the Screen' conference in Lisbon.
- BA Digital Marketing (H6)
- MA Social Media Marketing & Management (H7)
- BA Marketing Communications (H5)
- MA Dissertation Supervision (H7)
Accepting PhD students on the following topics:
- Influencer Marketing
- Online Dating
- Online Privacy
- Sharing Economy
- Social media and personal relationships
Dr Miguel has conducted research about social media data mining and personal relationships through social media.
Currently, she is involved in four research projects:
- "Examining the ethics of the sharing economy: A multi-level perspective on Airbnb in London and Barcelona" (research leader).
- "On public opinion: The perceived impact of short term rentals in Europe".
- "Food influencers on Instagram" (research leader).
- "Privacy issues that arise from the use of AI to analyse customer data".
Journal articles (4)
- Miguel C (2016), Researching intimacy through social media: A cross-platform approach. MedieKultur : Journal of Media and Communication Research, vol. 32 (60), p. 50-69.
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- Golzard V; Miguel C (2016), Negotiating intimacy through social media: Challenges and opportunities for Muslim women in Iran. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, vol. 9 (2), p. 216-233.
- Miguel C (2016), Visual Intimacy on Social Media: From Selfies to the Co-Construction of Intimacies Through Shared Pictures. Social Media + Society, vol. 2 (2)
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- Kennedy H; Elgesem D; Miguel C (2015), On fairness: User perspectives on social media data mining. Convergence: the journal of research into new media technologies
- Gómez-Cruz E; Miguel C (2014) I'm doing this right now and it's for you: The role of images in sexual ambient intimacy. In: Gómez-Cruz E; Miguel C Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphone. : Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 139-147.