Leonarda Garcia-Jimenez, Ph.D. in Communication, is Associate Professor at the University of Murcia (Spain) and Affiliate Faculty at Colorado State University (USA). Throughout her career, she has also taught and researched in other US, Swiss, Mexican, Colombian and Spanish universities. Dr. García-Jiménez has published more than forty works in communication theory, media culture and intercultural communication. Her H Index in Google Scholar Citations is 10. She loves spending time by the Mediterranean Sea. .
Garcia-Jimenez has done more than forty works (articles, books, chapters, as well as conference papers) on her specialist field of study: communication theory, culture and media. Her works have been published in Communication Monographs, European Journal of Communication, Estudios del Mensaje Periodistico, ZER, Razon y Palabra, Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies among others. Her book about communication theory published in one of the most important publishing companies of Latin America and Spain (Tecnos, 2007) sold out the first edition (1500 books). She has participated in some of the most important conferences in communication (WAPOR, ICA, NCA, IAMCR, ECREA, Bienal de Comunicacion, IBERCOM, ISA, etc.).
Her most recent publications focus on communication as a constitutive phenomenon that transforms the world. This approach has been developed in epistemological and practical (cross cultural comparison) ways like “Some Foundational Conceptions of Communication: Revising and Expanding the Traditions of Thought” (Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication, 2012) or “The Pragmatic Metamodel of Communication: A Cultural Approach to Interaction” (Studies in Communication Sciences, 2014). She is also developing with her research group from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) the analysis of discourses about interculturality (intercultural interaction) in television news as a way of promoting a more dialogical/conciliatory world.
Leonarda thinks that education in the understanding of communication (in epistemological, interpersonal, media or socio-cultural ways) would promote a better and more peaceful world.