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Dr César Jiménez-Martínez

Dr César Jiménez-Martínez

Lecturer Global Media and Communications

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

Email
jimenezmartinezc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29225 10214
Campuses
Room 2.42, Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS

Overview

I am Lecturer in Global Media and Communications at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Culture. My research interests include Media and Nationalism, Visibility, Public Diplomacy, Nation Branding, Media Representation, Social Movements, and Media and Globalisation. I am interested in how nationhood is mediated, for both domestic and foreign audiences, in order to advance political, economic and cultural goals. My focus is on the different tensions and struggles that arise during this process, especially (but not exclusively) in the context of Latin American societies. Recently, I have also started looking at media representations of violence at times of protest. 

My research has been published in the The International Journal of Press/Politics, International Journal of Communication, International Communication Gazette, Nations and Nationalism, Geopolitics, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, Revista Trama Interdisciplinar (Brazil), Liinc em Revista (Brazil), Revista Internacional de Comunicación y Desarrollo (Spain), and CommonsRevista de Comunicación y Ciudadanía Digital (Spain). I am also author or co-author of book chapters and reports in my areas of interest. I was assistant editor for the reader Globalization and the Media (Routledge, 2019, with Professor Terhi Rantanen) and I recently authored the monograph Media and the Image of the Nation during Brazil's 2013 Protests (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).  

Before joining Cardiff University, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Loughborough University (working with Professor Sabina Mihelj) and a lecturer at Brunel Univesity. 

I hold a PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a double MSc/MA in Global Communications from the LSE and the University of Southern California, and a BA in Journalism from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Before becoming an academic, I worked almost a decade as a journalist for newspapers and television stations in Latin America. I also worked three years for Ogilvy Public Relations on different projects related with Nation Branding for several public and private organisations.

I have contributed with interviews or op-ed pieces to the media, including Al Jazeera, France 24, UOL (Brazil), Radio Duna (Chile) and The Conversation.

My languages are English (fluent), Spanish (native), Portuguese (intermediate) and German (basic). 

Biography

Education and qualifications:

  • 2017: PhD in Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2012: MSc/MA Global Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science and University of Southern California
  • 2003: BA in Journalism Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chille

Other qualifications:

  • 2008: Diploma in Advertising and Corporate Communications, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • 2007: Course in Documentary Filmmaking, International School of Film and TV, Cuba

Academic career:

  • 2019: Lecturer in Global Media and Communication, Cardiff University, School of Journalism, Media and Culture
  • 2018: ESRC Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Social Sciences, Loughborough University
  • 2017: Lecturer in Promotional Cultures, Brunel University

Non-academic professional experience:

  • 2007-2010 Nation Branding projects for Ogilvy Public Relations
  • 2003-2008: Researcher and producer for television series and documentaries for Nueva Imagen Productions, Chile
  • 2000-2002: Reporter for El Mercurio Newspaper, Chile

Honours and Awards

  • Honourable mention best article ICA Public Diplomacy Interest Group, 2021, for 'Soft Power and Media Power: How Foreign Correspondents react to Brazil's Nation Branding Initiatives'.
  • ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018, 'Communicating the Nation in Troubled Times: From the Brazilian June Journeys to Brexit Britain'.

Memberships:

  • ICA
  • IAMCR
  • SLAS
  • LASA

Publications

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Teaching

I teach on the undergraduate module 'Branding and Identity', the MA module 'Electoral Behaviour Public Opinion and the Media', and contribute to modules on methodologies for postgraduate students. 

My research interests include Media and Nationalism, Visibility, Public Diplomacy, Nation Branding, Media Representation, Social Movements, and Media and Globalisation. I am interested in how particular representations of the nation are created and communicated through the complex contemporary media space, for both domestic and foreign audiences, in order to advance political, economic and cultural goals. My focus is on the different tensions and struggles that arise during this process, especially (but not exclusively) in the context of Latin American societies. Recently, I have also started looking at media representations of violence at times of protest.