Rafael Ventura is Fellow Researcher (Spanish Predoctoral Fellowship Program) at the University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (UPF) since January 2013, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
He holds a Bachelor's in Advertising and Public Relations from the Universitat Jaume I (UJI), an International Master in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies from the same university, a Master in Social Communication from the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and a Postgraduate degree in Intercultural Relations and Management of Cultural Diversity ("La Caixa" Bank Fundation -UJI). He also furthered his studies of Communication at the Panteion University of Athens (Greece) and at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (Mexico). He has been a visiting researcher at the San Francisco State University (United States), Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia) and University of Leicester (United Kingdom), funded by the National Mobility Program (MINECO).
He has participated in the research project funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation "Analysis of audiovisual stories about civilizations and cultures. Representations and interpretations of television news stories," directed by Dr. Miguel Rodrigo (UPF), and in the project funded by the Institute for Women "Study on the inclusion of courses on equality between women and men and the introduction of a gender perspective in the undergraduate curriculum at the University Jaume I of Castellón" (Isonomia-UJI).
He has presented papers at several international conferences arranged by prestigious organizations such as the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) held in India, or the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS), held in Ireland.