Noemi Mena Montes PhD


Biographical Note

Noemi Mena Montes works as a Lecturer at the department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University. She has eight years lecturing experience in BA and MA courses in Journalism, Communication & Media Studies, and Marketing.

She has a European Doctorate in Political Communication by the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Madrid. In her PhD dissertation she used the Agenda Setting and Framing Theories to study how media and politicians cover the topic of migration and how they influence public opinion.

She received a Spanish National Award for best research on Migration Studies in 2011 (Premio Santo Padre Rubio) and a prize by Latina Communication Journal for an article about framing migration and public opinion. 

Her main research interest includes media coverage of migration-refugees, the conflicts in the Middle East, intercultural communication, identity and religion.

In the past, Noemi Mena has been working as a radio journalist in Spain, freelance correspondent and researcher in the Middle East. Nowadays she also works as a communication consultant and as intercultural communication trainer for companies and and NGO´s.