Dr. Miren Manias Muñoz
Miren Manias-Muñoz is Ph.D. in Film and Media studies at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (2015) and awarded ex-aequo as the 2015 Best Doctoral Thesis by the SGAE Foundation. Her thesis looked into the economics and production conditions of Basque- language cinema, based on the recent past Culture Policy of the Basque Government. In 2016 she obtained from the Basque Government the Basque Visiting Fellow grant to join the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) at the University of Glasgow. She was a postdoctoral researcher (2017-2019) at the University of Edinburgh (Celtic and Scottish Studies Department) working on a three-year project about minority-language media in Europe with a stress on Scottish Gaelic broadcasting. She is one of the co-founders of the International Association for Minority Language Media and member of the current steering committee. Her research interests are focused on the national audiovisual structures as well as the protection mechanisms for minority-language media.