Dr Nelson Ribeiro
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Nelson Ribeiro is Associate Professor in Communication Studies at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa. He is currently the Dean of the School of Human Sciences where he has been the Chair of the Communication Studies Department since 2013. He was awarded a PhD in Media & Cultural Studies from the University of Lincoln (UK) and his main field of research has been media history, focusing on transnational communication fluxes and the usage of the media as instruments of propaganda and public diplomacy. Member of the Board of Directors at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC), Nelson Ribeiro is also the coordinator of the research line on Media, Technology, Contexts. He is presently a member of the network "Connecting the Wireless World - Writing a Global Radio History" financed by the Leverhulme Trust and led by Simon Potter (University of Bristol). Since 2016 he is the Chair of the Communication History Section at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and member of the General Council at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) where he chairs the History Section. He has been an invited guest professor at the University of Augsburg and at the University of Saint Joseph (China).