Dr Cristina Miguel
Dr Cristina Miguel is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Communication at Leeds Business School. She is the Principal Investigator of the COLECO Erasmus+ project and an Expert evaluator for the COST Association - European Cooperation in Science and Technology.
Cristina received her PhD in Media & Communications from the University of Leeds, UK. She also holds a masters in Interactive Digital Communication from the University of Vic, Spain, and an honours degree in Advertising and PR from the University of the Basque Country, Spain. Prior to joining academia, Cristina worked in the internet industry in different companies (Autoscout24, Idealista.com, and the online Yellow Pages). After more than five years working in the internet industry in Barcelona, she conducted a MSc 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. 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.
She is the Principal Investigator of the Erasmus+ project COLECO, which examines different aspects of the collaborative/sharing economy, with a special focus on peer-to-peer accommodation. She is also an expert evaluator of proposals for the COST Open Call, funded by the EU. She is currently a management committee member for the UK in the COST Action "From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy". Also, Cristina is a Management Committee substitute for the UK for the COST Action “Network on Privacy-Aware Audio- and Video-Based Applications for Active and Assisted Living”, where she is collaborating in the working group WG1. Social responsibility: Ethical, legal, social, data protection and privacy issues.
- BA Digital Marketing (H6)
- MA Social Media Marketing & Management (H7)
- MA Dissertation Supervision (H7)
Ask Me About
- Social Media
Miguel C (2018) Personal Relationships and Intimacy in the Age of Social Media. Palgrave Pivot.
Miguel C (2017) Beyond engineered intimacy: Navigating social media platforms to manage intimate relationships. In: Mediated intimacies. Connectivities, relationalities and proximities.. London: Routledge,
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: Berry M; Schleser M ed. Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphone. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 139-147.
Miguel C (2016) Researching intimacy through social media: A cross-platform approach. MedieKultur : Journal of Media and Communication Research, 32 (60), pp. 50-69.
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, 9 (2), pp. 216-233.
Miguel C (2016) Visual Intimacy on Social Media: From Selfies to the Co-Construction of Intimacies Through Shared Pictures. Social Media + Society, 2 (2),
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
Miguel C; Perez-Vega R (2019) A comparative analysis of Airbnb in London and Barcelona: The ethnographic research process and its discontents. In: Travlou P; Colfi L eds. Ethnographies of Collaborative Economies Conference, 25 October 2019, Edinburgh.
Miguel C (2013) The Transformation of Intimacy and Privacy through Social Networking Sites. In: 1st SSI (Society for Socio-Informatics) International Workshop for Young Researchers: Adoption of Social Networking, 16 September 2012, Gunma, Japan.
Miguel C; Medina P (2011) The Transformation of identity and privacy through Online Social Networks (The CouchSurfing case). 23 May 2011 - 25 May 2011.