Adriana Calvo Viota

University of Deusto

Fellowship received in 2022
Academic supervisor: Maria Jesús Pando & Miren Gutiérrez
Current affiliation: University of Deusto, pre-doctoral researcher

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
BA in Journalism (Carlos III University of Madrid, 2012-2017).
Political Communication Master degree (University of Alcalá de Henares, 2017-2018).
Research in Journalism Master degree (Complutense University of Madrid, 2019-2020).
Erasmus+ (Nottingham Trent University, 2015-2016).
Pre-doctoral candidate of Leisure, Culture and Communication for Human Development (University of Deusto, since 2020).
Board Member of IMISCOE PhD Network.

I hold a degree in Journalism from the Carlos III University of Madrid and a Master’s degree in Political Communication from the University of Alcalá de Henares and another Master’s degree in Research in Journalism from Complutense University of Madrid. I have also completed part of my higher education at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. I am currently working on my doctoral thesis at the University of Deusto, which is focused on how undocumented migrant women develop digital communication strategies once they are settled in the destination country. Therefore, I am analysing- as a part of another project- the participation of migrant women during the Spanish feminism movement. In my professional career, I have worked as a journalist in various local and national media, as well as in institutional press offices and corporate communication.

My thesis is focused on how irregular migrant women develop digital communication strategies to cope with everyday life challenges at the destination country, while they are being oppressed because of multiple intersections such as race, gender, or citizenship status. Those challenges involve seeking for accommodation, opening a bank account, or finding an employment without a visa permit to work or stay at the destination country. Their irregular status prevents them from accessing to formal and non-precarious employments, integrating in the foster society without fearing of being deported, or reporting physical and mental abuses.

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