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Clua Infante, Ana Maria

Professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya's (UOC) Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences. She is the director of the AGORA research group and, together with researchers from other universities, she also participates in the consolidated research group Critical Spaces.

 Holder of a doctoral degree in Information Science (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2001). Visiting researcher at the Department of Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (1999) and at the Department of Geography, Durham University, United Kingdom (postdoctoral stay 2003-2005).

Her research has been funded by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Spain, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education, the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, the Spanish Institute for Women and the European Commission, among others. She has been co-director of a study on ICT access and use by women in Catalonia (covenant between Incom-UAB and the Government of Catalonia, 2005).

Between 2011 and 2012, she coordinated the study of the Spanish case in the project "Youth Participation in Democratic Life" (European Commission/EACEA/2010/03). Between 2017 and January 2020, she has coordinated the analysis of social media use and access by young people in the project "Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities" (H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-EURYKA).

Her research interests target social inequalities from the perspective of studies in communication and citizenship, urban studies and gender studies.

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