Dr Pablo Morales is UKRI Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.
He leads a three-year multi-disciplinary research project (2023-26) that examines China’s international communication strategy in Latin America (CICLA), particularly in relation to the implications for journalism and the public sphere in the region.
Dr Morales’ research interests lie in the impact of globalisation on international media flows and journalistic cultures in the global South. Particularly interested in how collaborations by media organisations from the global South seek to challenge the hegemonic narratives spread by mainstream media. He holds a PhD in Media Studies from the Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster, where he conducted research on the reception of international news channels in Hispanic Latin America in relation to the soft power endeavours of China, Russia and Iran.
After obtaining a master's degree from Zhejiang University (China), he worked as a journalist and translator for China Radio International and People’s Daily Online in Beijing. In recent years he has contributed to BBC Chinese, Al-Jazeera and Iran International. Prior to joining the LSE, he was lecturer in media and communication at the University of Leeds. He has also taught at other universities both in the UK and overseas, including the University of Westminster, the University of the Arts London, and Huanghuai University (China).