Iñaki Garcia-Blanco is a media scholar interested in the study of the relationships and interplays between media, politics and citizenship.
His research appears in international, peer-reviewed journals such as Media, Culture & Society,Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice or Feminist Media Studies. At JOMEC, Iñaki teaches BA modules on journalism, new media and politics, and MA modules on political communication and social research methods. Iñaki is vice-chair of the Communication and Democracy section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).
Iñaki Garcia-Blanco graduated in Journalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and holds an MSc in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He got his PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona with a dissertation analysing the discursive construction of democratic politics through the media.
Prior to his appointment as a lecturer in Cardiff University, Iñaki worked as a research associate for the EUROSPHERE project (funded by the European Commission), and as an associate lecturer at the UAB. During the academic year 2007-08, Iñaki carried out research at the Free University of Brussels (VUB)
Iñaki Garcia-Blanco’s current research focuses on the relationships between journalism and new media, and citizens’ political participation.