Manel Jiménez-Morales has been a lecturer on Film and Television at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) since 2000. He holds a PhD in Social Communication from this University, a Master’s of Advanced Studies in the same field, and two undergraduates degrees: Audiovisual Communication (UPF) and Comparative Literature (University of Barcelona). Doctor Jiménez-Morales has also been a visiting scholar in the Department of Literature in the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) and the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and has contributed to research for the British Film Institute (London). Currently, he is the delegate to the Rector for the introduction of new technologies at the university, and the Assistant to the head of research in the Department of Communication.
His tasks as an academic extend to several lectures at the Open University of Catalonia, Ramon Llull University and several German universities (Hamburg, Heidelberg, Tübingen and Saarbrücken). Furthermore, he is the codirector of the Masters in Writing Humor and Entertainment for Television, organised by El Terrat, one of the biggest production companies in Spain, and he has helped to create the Master’s in Quality and Innovation on Television, coordinated by Catalan the public broadcasting network (Televisió de Catalunya).
In the field of research, Manel Jiménez-Morales has contributed to several studies, most of them developed by recognized research groups, and he is the programming director of the European Film Festival/Congress in Barcelona. He was also editor of Formats, a research journal on Communications, edited by Pompeu Fabra University, and he is currently producing an interactive documentary about the 25th anniversary of UPF.
A part from his academic CV, he as worked as a scriptwriter, producer and director for radio and television, and has contributed to several publications as an essayist and critic.