CV date  10/08/2022

Part A. PERSONAL INFORMATION 

First name María
Family name Luengo
E-mail maria.luengo@uc3m.es
Researcher numbers Researcher ID  K-7593-2017
Orcid code  0000-0002-6875-9000

A.1. Current position

Name of University Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
Department Communication
Address C/ Madrid 133, 28903 Getafe, Madrid, Spain
Phone number  91 6248581 E-mail maria.luengo@uc3m.es
Current position Associate Professor From 26/02/2019
Keywords Journalism; journalistic culture; journalism and civil sphere; cultural sociology; cultural pragmatics; performativity.

A.1.1 Previous professional position

University Department Position From To
UC3M Communication Adjunct Professor 06/09/2010 25/02/2019
UC3M Communication PhD Assistant Professor 10/03/2006 05/09/2010
UC3M Communication Assistant Professor 01/10/2005 09/03/2006
U. Navarra Communication Assistant Professor 06/09/1998 05/09/2002

A.2. Education

University Year
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science Universidad de Navarra 1995
PhD Communication Science (Journalism) awarded with the European Doctorate Distinction Universidad de Navarra 2002

A.3. General quality indicators of scientific production

Number of Journal Citation Report (JCR) articles: 8

Number of JCR articles in first (Q1) and second quartile (Q2): 6

Number of Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) articles: 9

Number of SJR in Q1: 7

Number of SPI books, edited books, and book chapters: 12

Number of SPI publications in first quartile (1out of 259 international publishers): 9

Number of theses supervised: 5

Research activity: 2 six-year research awarded by the National Assessment Commission on Research Activity (CNEAI).

H-Index = 12, 491 citations (August 2022)

A.5. Teaching activity 

Degree Subject Centre Period Hours Language
BA in Journalism (Bilingual) Media Theory Department of Communication UC3M From 2012 to 2021 54 ECTS (540 hours) English
– BA in Journalism

– Double BA in Journalism and Audio-visual Communication

– Double BA in Journalism and Humanities

Social Journalism (Periodismo social) Department of Communication UC3M From 2005 to 2021 192 ECTS (1920 hours) Spanish
BA in Journalism (Bilingual) Bachelor Thesis Department of Communication UC3M From 2016 to 2019 12 ECTS

(120 hours)

English

Spanish

Master’s research in communication  New Theoretical Frameworks in the Internet Age Postgraduate School, UC3M 2009-2010 3 ECTS

(30 hours)

Spanish
Master’s research in communication Introduction to the study of social communication Postgraduate School, UC3M From 2019 to 2021
Master’s research in communication Emerging Journalistic Profiles in a Network Society Postgraduate School, UC3M 2014-2015 3 ECTS

(30 hours)

Spanish
– BA in Journalism

– Double BA in Journalism and Audio-visual Communication

Global Media Systems Department of Communication UC3M 2006-2009 21 (ECTS)

(210 hours)

Spanish
– Double BA in Journalism and Audio-visual Communication Media Theory Department of Communication UC3M 2010-2011 6 (ECTS)

(60 hours)

Spanish

Part B. CV SUMMARY (max. 4000 characters, including spaces)

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). My work focuses on journalism and the civil sphere. It interprets developments at the nexus of social trends and movements, gender, migration, and journalistic culture and practice. My research adopts a cultural sociological approach in its examination of the media in the context of the independence of the civil sphere from other, more materially dominant, power spheres. Recent book publications include The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered: Democratic Culture, Professional Codes, Digital Future (co-edited with Alexander and Breese, Cambridge University Press, 2016) and News Media Innovation Reconsidered (co-edited with Susana Herrera, Wiley, 2021). My research has appeared in American Journal of Cultural Sociology, European Journal of CommunicationMedia, Culture and SocietyJournalism, and Journalism Studies, among others.

Trained as a journalist, I turned this expertise to my decided advantage – as I have used media studies to analyse key cultural and symbolic, meaning-making processes in contemporary times, especially as they relate to power. Thanks to a competitive grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education, I was a long-term visitor at Yale University at the Centre for Cultural Sociology in 2011. I continued to be in touch with scholars at Yale and over the last five years, I have worked closely with social scientists there. I organized and co-edited The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered book project (Cambridge UP, 2016). During two-year period, I wrote many evaluations and instructions to leading journalist scholars in Europe and the USA. The long process involved a multi-day conference and massive revisions of a dozen chapters. My own empirical contribution to that book (I also co-authored the Conclusion) is a case study of the media in New Orleans, based on primary research I made in that city. The book has been very well reviewed by leading journals in the field such as European Journal of Communication and Journalism, and my own empirical contribution rightly noted.

As a result of this positive experience, I was invited to work closely with sociologists Jeffrey C. Alexander (Yale University) on a series of projects related to the sociological study of democracy, the media, and the civil sphere outside of the Western world. I contributed to a chapter in the volume The Civil Sphere in Latin America, which has been published with Cambridge University Press. The chapter consists of an investigation of the anti-femicide movement in Argentina, #NotOneLess, initiated by social media and journalists in Buenos Aires. I have been working, with a Norwegian co-author, on several publications on journalism, civil sphere, and radicalisation. One of our contributions was awarded with the 2019 European Journal of Communication prize for the best article of the journal’s issues published in 2019.

Part C. RELEVANT MERITS

C.1. Publications, selection

Luengo, M., Herrera, S. 2021 (eds.). News Media Innovation Reconsidered. Ethics and Values in a Creative Reconstruction of Journalism. Wiley: New York. SPI Ranking: 33 out of 259 Source: CSIC.

Luengo, M. 2021. “Journalism’s Creative Reconstruction: How Innovation in News Is Embracing Enduring Professional and Civil Codes.” In: Luengo, M. & Herrera, S. 2021 (eds.). News Media Innovation Reconsidered. Ethics and Values in a Creative Reconstruction of Journalism. Wiley: New York (107-123). SPI Ranking: 33 out of 259 Source: CSIC

Cortés, H., Luengo, M. 2021. “Data Journalism, Massive Leaks, and Investigation: What the Panama Papers Have Taught Us About Ethics.” In: Luengo, M. & Herrera, S. 2021 (eds.). News Media Innovation Reconsidered. Ethics and Values in a Creative Reconstruction of Journalism. Wiley: New York (vii-xvi). SPI Ranking: 33 out of 259 Source: CSIC

Luengo, M., García-Marín, D. 2020. The performance of truth: politicians, fact-checking journalism, and the struggle to tackle COVID-19 misinformation. American Journal of Cultural Sociology 8, 405–427. JCR Ranking: Q1. Sociology

Luengo, M., Kolankowska, M. 2020. “Authoritarian-Populist Echoes in Poland: Polarization, Conspiracy, Nativism, Cults—and the Destruction of Civil Solidarity Too?” In: Alexander, JC, Kivisto, P & Sciortino, G (eds.) Civil Sphere and Populism. New York: Polity.  SPI Ranking: 110 out of 259. 

Luengo, M., Msaed, K. 2020. “When Saving Lives Becomes a Crime: Performances of Solidarity with Migrants along Europe’s Southern Border.” In: Tognato, C, Jaworsky, BN & Alexander, JC (eds.) The Courage for Civil Repair: Narrating the Righteous in International Migration. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. SPI Ranking: 35 out of 259.

Luengo, M., Ihlebæk, K.A. 2019. “Journalism, Solidarity, and the Civil Sphere,” European Journal of Communication. JCR Ranking: Q2. Communication

Luengo, M.  Ihlebæk, K.A. 2019. “Restaging a Vital Centre within Radicalized Civil Societies: The Media, Performativity and the Charlie Hebdo Attack.” In: Alexander, JC, Stack, T & Khosrokhavar, F (eds.) Breaching the Civil Order: Radicalism and the Civil Sphere. New York/Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 123-144. SPI Ranking: 1 out of 259.

Herrera Damas, S., Maciá Barber, C. and Luengo, M. 2018. “When one is not enough. Professional Perception of Traditional Ethical Mechanisms for New Times in Journalism,” Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodístico 24 (1), 213-23.

Luengo, M. 2017. “Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital.” Review. Contemporary Sociology. JCR Ranking: Q1. Sociology

Luengo, M. 2017. Shaping Solidarity in Argentina: The Power of the Civil Sphere in Repairing Violence Against Women. In Alexander, J.C. and Tognato, C. The Civil Sphere in Latin America: New York/Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  SPI Ranking: 1 out of 259.

Luengo, M. 2017. “Gender violence: the media, civil society, and the struggle for human rights in Argentina.” Media, Culture & Society. DOI: 10.1177/ 0163443717713259. JCR Ranking: Q2 Sociology / Communication

Alexander, J.C., Breese, E., Luengo, M. eds. 2016. The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered. Democratic Culture, Professional Codes, Digital Future. New York /Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. SPI Ranking: 1 out of 259.

Luengo, M. 2016. “When Codes Collide: Journalists Push Back Against Digital Desecration”, in Alexander, Jeffrey C., Breese, E. Luengo, M. eds. The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered. Democratic Culture, Professional Codes, Digital Future. New York /Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 119-134. SPI Ranking: 1 out of 259.

Breese, E.B., Luengo, M. 2016. “News Innovations and Enduring Commitments,” in Alexander, Jeffrey C., Breese, E. Luengo, M. eds. The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered. Democratic Culture, Professional Codes, Digital Future. New York /Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 282-289. SPI Ranking: 1 out of 259. 

Luengo, M., Maciá-Barber, Requejo-Alemán, JL. 2016. “Evaluating organisational ethics in Spanish news media.” Journalism. DOI: 10.1177/1464884916643682 JCR Ranking: Q2 Communication / Sociology

Luengo, M. 2015. “When Codes Collide: Journalists Push Back Against Digital Desecration.” Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences 8 (1), 33-48. SJR raking Q2. Sociology (2020)

Luengo, M. 2014. “Constructing the Crisis of Journalism. Towards a cultural understanding of the economic collapse of newspapers during the digital revolution.” Journalism Studies 15: 576-585. JCR Ranking: Q1. Communication

Luengo, M. 2012. “Narrating Civil Society: A New Theoretical Perspective on Journalistic Autonomy,” Communication & Society, 25 (2), 29-56. JCR Ranking: Q4 Communication

Luengo, M. 2006. “Cultural studies: foundations and shortcomings. A theoretical and critical review of the popular culture field. Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas. Reis. 115(6): 101-133 JCR Ranking: Q3. Sociology

C.2. Latest conferences, selection

  • Luengo, M. y Msaed, K: “When Saving Live Becomes a Crime. Performances of Solidarity along Europe’s Southern Border, Mararyk University, Civil Repair through Narrative Intervention Conference, Czech Republic, 17-18/10/2018.
  • Luengo, M. “Interrogating Algorithms through Journalistic Storytelling.”, Cardiff University, Future of Journalism 2017 Conference, Cardiff, 14/09/2017.
  • Luengo, C.; Ihlebæk, K. A. “Reporting on Muslim Immigration in Europe: Radicalization, Civil Repair, and the Democratic Values of Professional Journalism, University of Aberdeen, The Civil Sphere and Radicalization Conference, Aberdeen, 20/10/2017.
  • Luengo, M. “Journalism’s Creative Reconstruction: How News Start-ups Are Embracing Enduring Professional Values in Spain.” International Communication Association, 66th International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference Communicating with Power, Fukuoka, 9-13/06/2016.
  • Luengo, M. “Shaping Solidarity in Argentina’s Civil Sphere: The Public Reframing and Repair of Invisible «Macho» Gender Violence, Yale University, The Civil Sphere in Latin America Conference, New Haven, 24/06/2016.
  • Luengo, M. “The Game is Not Over! The Journalistic Storytelling of the Contemporary Democratic Role of El País Amid Traumatic Changes.” Centre for Media and Journalism Studies of University of Groningen, The Unlovable Press Conference, Groningen, 17/6/2014.
  • Luengo, M. “Constructing the Crisis of Journalism.” Cardiff University, Future of Journalism 2013 Conference, Cardiff, 12-13/10/2013.
  • Luengo, M. “A Theoretical Claim for Journalism’s Autonomy.” The International Communication Association (ICA) 62nd Annual Conference, Phoenix, 24-28/05/2012.
  • Luengo, M. Public, Commercial and Civil Television in Europe’s New Media Landscape, International Communication Association, Communiquer dans un monde de norms, Roubaix, 7-9/03/2012.

C.2. Research projects, selection

2022-24    Researcher at the R&D national project on “Moral disagreements in the digital sphere. Interactive dynamics, micro-mechanism, and cultural indicators – DGI_morals, Fundación BBVA.

2020-23    Researcher at the R&D national project on “Media accountability instruments against disinformation: The impact of fact-checking platforms as media accountability tools and curricular proposal” (FACCTMedia), funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (PID2019- 106367GB-I00).

2018-20     Participant in the Civil Sphere and Populism Project, funded by the Center for Cultural Sociology and the Center for International Studies, Yale University. New Haven, US.

2016-18     Participant in the Civil Sphere and Radicalization Project, funded by the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL), University of Aberdeen. UK.

2014-17     Researcher at the R&D national project on “Big data, social networks and data journalism,” a coordinated research project between UC3M and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Innovation.

2014-16     Participant in the Civil Sphere theory (CST) Globalization Project – Civil Sphere in Latin America, funded by Corporación Visionarios por Colombia and Yale University.

2011-14     Researcher at the R&D project on “Ethics and Excellence in News Information,” funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

2010-12     Researcher at the R&D project on “New Scenarios for Civic Participation in Digital Media,” funded by the Madrid regional government (CAM).

2009-10    Researcher at the international project on “The Status of Woman in the News Media,” founded by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).

C.3. Visiting scholarships, selection

2022    Visiting Scholar at the Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield, UK (12 months).

2011       Visiting Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, US (six months).

1999    Visiting Fellow at the Graduate Centre for Culture and Communication (CulCom), University of Sussex, UK (six months).

C.4. Other merits 

  • Positions of trust, selection

Organising Committee Member of The Civil Sphere Working Group

Regular reviewer of Journal of Communication, Journalism Studies, Journalism, Palgrave Macmillan, among other academic journals and publishers.

Member of the International Communication Association (ICA), the International Sociological Association (ISA), and the Spanish Journalism Association (SEP).

  • Grants and academic acknowledgements, selection

2022    Salvador de Madariaga Movility Grant, Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

2021    Teaching and Movility Grant for the requalification of permanent teaching staff (2021), Next Generation EU, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

2019    European Journal of Communication Award.

2019    Participation as PI for Spain in the BOUNDFREE project that was selected as one of the 46 best projects by NORFACE Governance, Outline Proposal stage, May 2019.

2018     Academic Excellence Award for the second highest research performance and the first highest teaching performance (2016, 2018 & 2022) of Carlos III Faculty Fellows.

2017    Seal of Excellence of the European Commission for the research proposal “INEXTREMIS, The Inclusion/Exclusion Dynamics of Reporting on Islamic Radicalism.” Submitted under the Horizon 2020’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions call H2020-MSCA-IF-2017.

2019 Erasmus teaching mobility scholarship, University of Wroclaw (Poland).

2014     Erasmus teaching mobility scholarship, Söderton University (Sweden).

2013     Erasmus research exchange scholarship, University of Minho (Portugal).

2011     José Castillejo mobility scholarship granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education.