I am currently a HK PhD Fellow at the Department of Media and Communication City University of Hong Kong. More broadly, I am a former journalist, a scholar in training and a coding aficionado. I have taught undergraduate courses, online and offline, at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and City University of Hong Kong. In my dissertation I take a multidisciplinary approach (international relations, media and area studies) to study Chinese international broadcasting in Africa.

Four (random) facts about me

  1. I can communicate in 7 languages. They are, in order of proficiency, Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. If I ever add an eight to the list, it is likely to be Indonesian.
  2. I am a certified indoor cycling (some might call it spinning) instructor by both Schwinm (Bronze Level) and ANEF, the Spanish Association of Physical Education (Level 2).
  3. I was at some point in a distant past a qualified (American) football umpire, although that career path was short-lived.
  4. I enjoy travelling, cooking and hiking. I am terrible at singing and an even worse at sports.

Personal goals

A recap on how I am progressing with some of my current professional and life goals. Not necessarily accurate, but I am trying hard.

Finishing my dissertation
70% Complete
Learning Python
40% Complete
Mastering Chinese
10% Complete
Running 20k
40% Complete (danger)

Dani Madrid-Morales

BA Journalism, UAB

BA East Asian Studies, UPF

MA East Asian Studies, UAB

MA International Relations, FU Berlin