Amparo Huertas Bailén is Professor in the Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) since 1993 and Director of the Institute of Communication in the same University (InCom-UAB) since 2016. Her research is focused on the relationship between culture and communication from the perspective of social minorities. The objective of most of her projects is to understand the cultural consumption of migrant population and its influence on their adaptation process in a new country.
She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in national and international communication, sociology journals. She has published seven books, like Yo soy audiencia: ciudadanía, publico y mercado (Editorial UOC, 2015), La audiencia investigada (Gedisa, 2002) or Diásporas, migraciones, tecnologías de la comunicación e identidades Transnacionales (InCom-UAB, 2012, with Denise Cogo & Mohammed ElHajji).
Amparo Huertas collaborates with the Center for Intercultural Dialogue (Washington, USA), IC3 (Interculturalidade, cidadania, comunicação e consumo ESPM-Sao Paulo, Brasil) and GECA (Género, Estética y Cultural Audiovisual, UCM, Madrid, Spain). She is also member of the Table for the Diversity in Broadcasting (Audiovisual Council in Catalonia-Spain).