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Dr Roser Beneito-Montagut

Dr Roser Beneito-Montagut

Senior Lecturer

+44(0) 29 2087 6124
1.13, Glamorgan Building
Available for postgraduate supervision


I see myself mainly as a sociologist, especially engaging with media, communication and technology studies. My current research focuses particularly on the topics of social connectedness and technologies, later life, the digital ageing body and care in the networked society. I am interested in everday life relations, emotions and affects. I have written about the socio-cultural and material dimensions of “being” and interacting online; emotions and about digital later life and ageing.  I make use of a range of digital, creative and mixed research methods in my work, including online ethnographies) and have published extensively about methodological innovations in relation to the availability of digital data.

I am Co-Director for Teaching and Learning (Digital Education) in the School of Social Sciences and member of the Research Committee.


I have a strong interdisciplinary background. Originally trained in Fine Arts (Sculpture), my doctoral thesis looked at hypertextuality and interactions in the digital art-work, making use of postmodern philosophical and social theories. During the PhD my main research interests shifted from the object of art to people and their interactions online, and from humanities to the social sciences -although part of the humanist approach remains in my way of doing research. After my PhD, I completed a Communication Degree and my training as social science researcher was completed with an MRes in Sociology.

Honours and awards

PhD (Fine Arts), MRes (Sociology), MA (Multimedia), BA (Communication) and BA(Fine Arts).

Academic positions

Senior Lecturer in Multimedia at the School of Computing, Multimedia and Telecommunications at the Open University of Catalonia;

Research Fellow at Aston Business School, Aston University (2012-2013);

Lecturer in Digital Art and Sculpture at the Fine Arts Faculty at the Miguel Hernández University (1998-2006).













I am the convenor of the module "Digital Society: Theory, Method and Data". I also teach in several other undergraduate modules of SOCSI and supervise undergraduate dissertations.


 I am interested in supervising research on a range of topics such as:

  • Relationships and affects online
  • Older people and technology
  • Mediated care practices
  • Digital sociology and digital social research

But I am always happy to consider any topic related with our "digital doings".

Past projects