New visiting researcher

The IEE-ULB is delighted to welcome Mr. Jose Antonio MorenoMr. Moreno is a predoctoral fellow at the Communication Department of Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, where he works under the guidance of dr. Núria Almiron.

He has a background in journalism and media studies with an emphasis on power relations and interests groups in the communication field. He holds a Graduate Degree in Journalism from the University of Sevilla (2017) and a Master in International Studies on Media, Power, and Difference from the University of Pompeu Fabra (2019).

Mr. Moreno will be at the IEE-ULB from 1 September 2021 to 31 November 2021. Professor Ramona Coman has accepted to act as his IEE-supervisor during this time.

His research at the IEE-ULB

Mr. Moreno’s PhD research focuses on climate change contrarian European think thanks. It is situated within the research project THINKClima (Climate change, denialism, and advocacy communication. Discourse and strategies of think tanks in Europe), which is funded by the Spanish State Research Agency and the European Regional Development Fund.

He is currently collecting data about the media and political influence of a list of contrarian think tanks to measure the visibility of their work. Next year, during his research stay in Brussels, Mr. Moreno intends to conduct interviews with members of the European Parliament and members of their team. The objective of this fieldwork is to uncover until which extent they are present in the policymaking process, if they have contact with MEPs or their team and if they are known in the European Parliament context.

How to become a visiting researcher at the IEE-ULB

The IEE-ULB regularly welcomes visiting researchers whose work focuses on its main lines of research.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications which must contain: an up-to-date CV, a research project highlighting the link to one or several of the IEE’s four research themes, the proposed research period, and the name of the IEE-affiliated professor who has agreed to act as the researcher’s supervisor.

Applications should be send to Prof. Ramona ComanMichela Arcarese, and Dr. Jozefien Van Caeneghem.

Decisions on visiting research applications are taken by the Council of the IEE, which gathers five times per year. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the dates are:

  • in 2021: 21 October 2021 and 22 December 2021
  • in 2022: 8 March 2022, 10 May 2022 and 23 August 2022.


For any questions about a visiting research stay at the IEE, please contact the IEE’s Research Logistic Coordinator, Dr. Jozefien Van Caeneghem.