Spain, Barcelone (InCom-UAB)

UNESCO Chair in Communication (InCom-UAB)

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Description and Mandate of the Chair

About the UNESCO Chair in Communication (InCom-UAB)

The UNESCO Chair in Communication (InCom-UAB) was created in 1990 and it was the first of its kind worldwide to specialize in communication.  The Chair is attached to the Institute of Communication at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (InCom-UAB).  Currently our activity is focused on the following topics: citizenship, technology, diversity, health, religions, gender and social cohesion.

Main projects underway during the 2020-2024 period

  • Master’s Degree in LGTBI+ Communication: This is the last project of the InCom-UAB, designed to be developed within the framework of the Chair.  It is coordinated by Amparo Huertas Bailén.
  • Brazil-Spain Dialogue for teaching innovation in inclusive communication (2021-2023): Project carried out in collaboration with ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing) – São Paulo / Brazil, which has received a grant from the Fundació Autònoma Solidària.  The objective is to contribute to the training of future communicators (journalism, advertising, …) in inclusive communication from an action research developed in Brazil and Spain in a dialogic way.  With a transnational and intersectional perspective, problems related to: migration, refugees, indigenous communities and gender expressions (LGTBI +) will be addressed.

Selection of previous projects

  • Doctoral Training Collaboration with the School of Journalism at Maputo (Mozambique) (2012-2020): The agreement established in June 2012 between the Chair and the School of Journalism (Escola Superior de Jornalismo) at Maputo (Mozambique) has finished on 2020. Two projects approved and funded by Fundació Autònoma Solidària have contributed to the development of this collaboration: « Contribution to the training of doctoral teachers and the creation of a Doctoral Program of the School of Journalism of Maputo (Mozambique) » (2016–2018) and « Contribution to the creation of the postgraduate program in journalism at the School of Journalism of Maputo (Mocambic) » (2019–2020).  First was directed by Maria Dolores Montero Sánchez and the second one by María Corominas.
  • III Jornades Internacionals Comunicació i Salut #parlemdeVIH? (Barcelona-Spain, november 2018): UNESCO Chair in Communication InCom-UAB has collaborared with InCom-UAB and Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC). Coordinated by José Luis Terrón, Amparo Huertas and Ramón G. Sedó.  The conference was part of the Science Week 2018 program of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Interdisciplinary workshop on indigenous communities: methodological notes (Barcelona-Spain, September, 2016): UNESCO Chair in Communication InCom-UAB has collaborated with Institute of Communication (InCom), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). The workshop was part of the project « Approaching the sociocultural realities, struggles and resistance of the indigenous communities of Latin America », funded by Fundació Autònoma Solidària and coordinated by Amparo Huertas Bailén.  It was an international workshop, with the participation of 25 experts, from Catalonia, Brazil, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland and Venezuela.  A call for abstracts was open from 12,2015 to 5, 2016 and finally 13 proposes were approved.  Public were formed by students, especially doctoral students.

Recent Publications

  • Terrón, José Luis; Peñafiel, Carmen; Catalán, Daniel; Ramos Rodríguez, Mar, coords. (2021): Comunicación y promoción de la salud en la era digital. Madrid: Dykinson. ISBN: 978-84-1377-416-9. ISBN (e-book): 97884-1377-541-8.
  • Huertas Bailén, Amparo (2020): “Interreligious Dialogue in Public Service Broadcasting. A Case Study in Catalonia (Spain)”. Religions 2020,11 (9), 441. ISSN 2077-1444.
  • Huertas-Bailén, Amparo; Terrón-Blanco, José-Luis (2020). “Pluralismo religioso en la televisión pública: estudio del caso catalán”. En: Comunicación y diversidad. Selección de comunicaciones del VII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Investigación de la Comunicación (AE-IC). Valencia, España.
  • Huertas Bailén, Amparo; Peres-Neto, Luiz (2020): “Migrantes que se autoproclaman autoridades discursivas: «¿Qué pasa en Venezuela?»”.Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, núm. 124, abril, págs. 147–169.
  • Mohammed ElHajji, Denise Cogo & Amparo Huertas (eds.) (2020): Migraciones transnacionales, interculturalidad, políticas y comunicación. Institut de la Comunicació, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. ISBN: 978-84-120344-8-6
  • Theodoro, Hadriel; Cogo, Denise; Huertas Bailén, Amparo (2020): “Dinámicas de (in)visibilidad en la migración LGTBIQ+: una cuestión comunicacional”. Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana – REMHU, vol. 28, núm. 59, págs. 113-131
  • FRANCO COELHO, Rafael; HUERTAS BAILÉN, Amparo (2018): “Medios de comunicación e identidad A’uwẽ Xavante: mito, ritual y política en el Brasil central”. Disertaciones, volumen 11, número 2 (juliol-desembre), pàgs. 66-85.
  • HUERTAS BAILÉN, Amparo (2018): “Islam and Mass Media Consumption in Post-Migration Contexts among Women from Northern Africa in Catalonia (Spain)”. Societies, 8, 91.
  • Huertas Bailén, A. y Luna, M. (Eds.) (2018): Culturas indígenas: investigación, comunicación y resistencias. InCom-UAB Bellaterra: Institut de la Comunicació, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. ISBN 978-84-948252-0-0
  • HUERTAS BAILÉN, Amparo; TERRÓN, José Luis; LUNA, Maria (2017): Per un tractament mediàtic inclusiu de l’islam. Barcelona: Direcció General d’Afers Religiosos, Departament de Governació, Administracions Públiques i Habitatge de la Generalitat de Catalunya; Bellaterra: Observatori de la Comunicació a Catalunya (OCC InCom-UAB). ISBN: 978-84-945378-9-9.
  • HUERTAS BAILÉN, Amparo; TERRÓN, José Luis; LUNA, Maria (2017): Guia de recomanacions per a la planificació de projectes destinats a incrementar l’empoderament tecnològic de les dones musulmanes migrants. Barcelona: Direcció General d’Afers Religiosos, Departament de Governació, Administracions Públiques i Habitatge de la Generalitat de Catalunya; Bellaterra: Observatori de la Comunicació a Catalunya (OCC InCom-UAB).

(Ver. 07-2021)

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