Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol


Mobile communication has been one of her main areas of study since 2003, with a combined sociological and economic focus. Her interests are set both in developed and in developing countries.

With a background in economics, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Barcelona. She approaches research from a multidisciplinary point of view, combining quantitative and qualitative techniques.

She develops this interest from three different perspectives: the analysis of the contribution of mobile communication to development, poverty reduction and democratization processes –mostly focused in Latin America; the analysis of the relationship older people have with and through mobile communication technologies; and the analysis of the role of mobile technologies in networked social movements.