Dr Pablo Morales

Dr Pablo Morales


I hold a PhD in Media Studies from the Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster. My doctoral research discussed the reception of international news channels in Hispanic Latin America and the audiences’ response to the soft power endeavours of China, Russia and Iran.

Part of the findings of my research have featured on Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. I am currently working on a new project looking at how collaborations by news channels based in the Global South are challenging the hegemonic narratives spread by Western mainstream media.

After obtaining a Master’s degree from Zhejiang University, I worked as a journalist and translator for China Radio International and People’s Daily Online in Beijing. Prior to joining the University of Leeds, I was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster, Associate Lecturer at the London College of Communication at the University of the Arts in London, and Lecturer at Huanghuai University in China. 

Research interests

My research interests are in global media and public diplomacy, with a particular focus on China and Latin America.

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  • PhD Media Studies
  • MA Journalism
  • BA Social Communication
  • BA Spanish

Professional memberships

  • ICA
  • BISA

Student education

I teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules including:

- Technology in Communication and Media

- Media and Communication Theory

- Communication and Public Opinion

- The Reporting of Politics