Researcher

 

Marta Lopera earned a Doctoral Fellowship at the Communication Department of Pompeu Fabra University  (UPF) where she works as a Graduate Teacher Assistant (GTA) in the subjects: Journalism Workshop in the B.A. of Journalism; Communication and Events Management and Analysis of Persuasives Discourses in the B.A. of Advertising and Public Relationships. She is a member of the Research Group Communication, Advertising, and Society (CAS).

She is an Editorial Member of the Observatorio de Cibermedios which is an on-line production related to the fields of: interactive media, documentation, social comunication, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), etc. of the Research Group in Digital Documentation and Interactive Communication (DigiDoc) of the Communication Department of UPF.

She is currently working in two other projects: As a Technical Member of the project “Prosodic variations to improve the cognitive response and the communicative interaction of Alzheimer’s sufferers with their caregivers” granted by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and as a Main Research Collaborator for the “Innovation Teaching Plan, Pla Clik” granted by the Center Learning for Innovation and Knowledge (CLIK, UPF).

She holds a M.A. in Social Communication from UPF and a B.A. in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Barcelona with two international stays at Hanzehogeschool University of Applied Sciences (Groningen, Netherlands) and La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia).

Her research lines are: British and American fiction television, mental illness, postmodern philosophy, aesthetics, and audiovisual narrative.

Besides her academic CV, she is currently the Second Vice President and Communication Director of the Mental Health Institute for Legal Professions (ISMA-MHILP).

 

Publications:

Book Chapter

Jiménez-Morales, M. and Lopera-Mármol, M. (2018).“Why Black Mirror is really written by Jean Baudrillard. A philosophical interpretation of Charlie Brooker’s series” In: Cirucci, A. and Vacker, B., ed., Black Mirror and Critical Media Theory, 1st ed. Maryland, USA: Lexington Books.

Articles

Pérez Pàmies, D. and Lopera-Mármol, M. (forthcoming). “Bodies afloat: Journey between Sunset Blvd. (1950) and Twin Peaks (1990-2017)” (published in English) accepted for publication for issue 13 In:”the corpse as a figure: aesthetics and politics of the dead body in the history of cinema” for the open access journal Cinema Comparat/ive Cinema.