Carol Muñoz Nieves develops research in the areas of political economy, media, and technology, and she is skilled in content analysis, documentary research, and other qualitative methods. For her master’s thesis, she conducted a political economy analysis on the commodification of wireless and Internet communications under state socialism in her home country, Cuba. At the Scholarly Communications Lab at Simon Fraser University, she is working on a project assessing current practices in review, promotion, and tenure across 129 universities in the United States and Canada.
Nieves loves to engage with academic and professional communities through her work, and has presented at international conferences in Berlin, London, Brasilia, and Havana. She is currently the Assistant Coordinator of the Celso Furtado Research Network on Communication, Culture, and Development, organized by Latin American scholars, and her recent work experience includes a collaboration with the Vancouver-based research team for the project “Policy Frameworks for Digital Platforms – Moving from Openness to Inclusion,” funded by IDRC and the NGO IT4Change. She holds a Master of Arts in Communication at Simon Fraser University, Canada, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at the University of Havana, Cuba. She has also worked as a lecturer, teaching assistant, press analyst, journalist, social media manager, and webmaster for organizations in Cuba and Canada.