Moreno Almeida, Cristina

Dr Cristina Moreno Almeida Research Officer 


Position held

Research Officer


Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy; Creative Industries and Culture; Media Technology and New Media

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Algeria; Middle East; Morocco; Tunisia


Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

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First award of the Spanish Society for Arabic Studies (SEEA) and Casa Árabe for new researchers (2011). Extraordinary Prize for the Degree in Arabic Philology at University of Barcelona (2010). Personal website URL:

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Research Officer at Middle East Centre and the Department of Media and Communications at LSE working on the project 'Personalised Media and Participatory Culture'. Cristina Moreno Almeida completed her PhD dissertation in Cultural Studies at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) entitled 'Critical Reflections on Rap Music in Contemporary Morocco: Urban Youth Culture Between and Beyond State's Co-optation and Dissent' in 2015. She obtained an MA in Arabic Literature also at SOAS where she started to be interested in researching contemporary Moroccan cultural production. Previously, she earned a BA in Translation and Interpretation at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and a second BA in Arabic Philology at the University of Barcelona where she worked two years as an assistant editor and TA. Her research interests cover popular youth cultures, urban cultures, transnational identities, music, hip hop culture, nationalism, gender, ‘race,’ as well as Postcolonial and Cultural Studies. Cristina has published first author manuscripts in a number of edited collections and in high-impact scientific journals and is an active member of several international research groups based in the UK and Spain. She is also involved in organizing and participating in academic and public engagement events such as workshops and lectures that disseminate her work to broader audiences. During the past years, Cristina has established her residence in Morocco where she is committed to develop strategies of cultural intervention that stimulate on-going collaborations between young artists, institutions and academia.

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