Mobile communication has been for Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol 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 on economics, she holds a PhD 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.
- mfernandezar (at) uoc (dot) edu
- BConnect @home
- COVID-19: Technology, social connections, loneliness & leisure activities
- Older audiences in the digital media environment: A cross-national longitudinal study
- Longitudinal analysis of smartphone usage
- ACT Project
Finished projects (selection):
- Grannies on the Net: Barcelona and Cali
- Smartwatches, adoption(s) and appropriation(s)
- COST Action IS1402 on Ageism
- D-CENT Project
- Balzan Project
- “It’s my choice”: Older people and mobile communication
- A-C-M Project