Lidia Valera holds a PhD in Communication (Extraordinary Prize, University of Valencia, 2014) and a Postgraduate Specialization in Social Research and Data Analysis Techniques (CIS, 2015). She holds a BA in Political Science (UNED, 2017) and one in Journalism (University of Valencia, 2009). She is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Valencia, after serving as professor for the University of Valladolid and winning a postdoctoral grant for developing a joint project between the University of Valencia and Suffolk University (Boston, MA). Her research lies in the field of political communication, the sociology of communication, and public opinion. She has published more than 20 articles in scientific journals, and has attended numerous national and international conferences. Moreover, she has participated in various national R&D projects. She has been a visiting scholar abroad in French and American institutions (Suffolk University, Sciences-Po, Boston College and Paris University 8) and has taught different courses in three different Spanish universities.