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Universidad de Salamanca
Carlos Arcila Calderón
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales / Faculty of Social Sciences

CV (English)


Associate Professor at the University of Salamanca (Spain). Editor of the Anuario electrónico de estudios en comunicación social “Disertaciones”. PhD in Communication by Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Master in Data Science and Master in Journalism, both by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC). I have taught at the Universidad del Rosario (Colombia), Universidad del Norte (Colombia), Universidad de Los Andes (ULA) (Venezuela), and have been a researcher at URJC and the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB) (Venezuela). Additionally, I have been a visiting professor at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) (Spain), Universidad de la Sabana (Colombia), Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil).  I have published more than 50 peer-review papers, 30 of them in Journals included in the Journal Citation Report (JCR) or Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR). I have also published 9 books (2 as main author and 7 as editor) y 15 book chapters. I have been principal investigator (PI) of 10 funded projects and collaborator of 6 more. I have recently published the paper “From Media to Buen Vivir: Latin American Approaches to Indigenous Communication” (Communication Theory).

I am the principal investigator of the European project  Preventing Hate Against Refugees and Migrants (PHARM) (funded by the REC programme of the European Commission) and the national project Data Science in Spain: knowledge and public perception of big data and artificial intelligence (funded by FECYT), as well as the proof-of-concept Development and evaluation a hate speech detector in Spanish (STOP-HATE) (funded by TCUE), and local PI of Enhanced migration measures from a multidimensional perspective (HumMingBird) (funded by H2020). I participate as a researcher in three other  funded research projects:  Maps of Communication Research in Spain from 2007 to 2018 (Mapcom2) (funded by Spanish Ministry of Education) and If you want, you can give it up. Narrative tools to prevent smoking in adults (funded by the regional government of Castilla y Leon in Spain). I am also PI for Venezuela for the international projects Worlds of Journalism Study and Journalistic Role Performance, as well as consultant of Media Landscapes for this country.

My research interests are focused on ICT adoption, media and social media analysis, computational methods and big data.



  • Ph.D., Communication. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. December 2010
  • Master in Data Science. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. July 2016
  • Master in Journalism. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. December 2006
  • B.A. (Honors), Journalism. Universidad de los Andes. April 2005


  • University of Salamanca, Spain. Department of Sociology and Communication. Assistant professor (2016-current)
  • University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain. Department of Communication. Researcher (2015-2016)
  • Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. Department of Journalism. Lecturer (2014-2015)
  • Universidad del Norte, Colombia. Department of Communication. Lecturer (2011-2014)
  • Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela. Department of Communication. Lecturer (2007-2011)



Papers in peer-review journals
(Journal Citation Report / Scimago Journal & Country Rank)

  • Arcila, C., Blanco, D. & Valdez, B. (2020). Rejection and Hate Speech in Twitter: Content Analysis of Tweets about Migrants and Refugees in Spanish Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas (REIS), 172.
  • Arcila, C., Oller, M. & Olivera, D. (2020). Appreciation of students of professional roles of journalists in Cuba, Ecuador and Venezuela. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 8(3).
  • Amores, J., Arcila, C. & González, B. (2020). The Gendered Representation of Refugees Using Visual Frames in the Main Western European Media. Gender Issues, 37(4), 291-314.
  • Sánchez, P. & Arcila, C. (2020). Supervised Sentiment Analysis of Science Topics: Developing a Training Set of Tweets in Spanish. Journal of Information Technology Research, 13(3).
  • Igartua, J., Ortega, F. & Arcila, C. (2020). Los usos de la comunicación en los tiempos del coronavirus. Un estudio transcultural. El Profesional de la Información, 29(3), doi: 10.3145/epi.2020.may.1
  • González, B., Marcos, M. & Arcila, C. (2020). Grupos minoritarios en la ficción televisiva española: Análisis de contenido y percepciones ciudadanas para la creación de un índice de diversidad., 46
  • Blanco, D., Oller, M. & Arcila, C. (2020). Working conditions of Ibero-American journalists. Temporary and geographical differences in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Spain and Portugal. Comunicación y Sociedad, 35.
  • Arcila, C., Calderín, M. & Sánchez, P. (2019). Adoption of social media by scientific journals in Social Sciences. El Profesional de la Información, 28(1), doi: 10.3145/epi.2019.ene.05.
  • Arcila, C., Ortega, F., Álvarez, M. & Vicente, M. (2019). Distributed Supervised Sentiment Analysis of Tweets: Integrating Machine Learning and Streaming Analytics for Big Data Challenges in Communication and Audience Research. Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales, 42, 113-136, doi: 10.5944/empiria.42.2019.23254
  • Arcila, C., Barbosa, E. & Aguaded, I. (2019). Difussion and Topic Modeling of News in Social Media. Comunicación y Sociedad, 34.
  • Blanco, D. & Arcila, C. (2019).Deontology and fake news in Spanish journalism: a study of the opinions of the professionals in Spain. El Profesional de la Información, 28(3). doi:
  • Alonso, L.M.; Ríos, A.; Cervantes, M.; Arcila, C.; Alonso, J.; Brown, M. & Díaz, P. (2019, accepted). Empatía en estudiantes de la Universidad del Norte (Colombia): Comparación de dos grupos de Medicina 2012-2015″. Revista de la Facultad de Medicina, 68.
  • Oller, M., Arcila, C. & Olivera, D. (2019). Pre-professional journalistic culture of Cuba, Ecuador and Venezuela: Motivation, expectations and professional experience of students of Journalism and Social Communication. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 74, 477-498.
  • Oller, M., Olivera, D. & Arcila, C. (2019). Pre-professional journalistic cultures of Cuba, Ecuador and Venezuela: Perceptions of students about ethics and journalism practices.  Communication & Society, 32(4), 93-107. doi: 10.15581/
  • Sánchez, J., Arcila, C. & Stanek, M. (2019). Connotative Visual Frames of Migrants and Refugees in the Main Western European Media. Economics and Sociology, 12(3).
  • Blanco, D. & Arcila, C. (2019). Perceptions of Spanish journalists about the usefulness of journalistic ethics to face fane news.. IC Revista Cientifica de Informacion y Comunicacion, 16.
  • Arcila, C., Barranquero, A. & García, E. (2018). From Media to Buen Vivir: Latin American Approaches to Indigenous Communication. Communication Theory, 28(1), 180-201. doi: 10.1093/ct/qty004
  • Arcila, C., Alonso, L. & García, A. (2018). Enfoques big data para la comunicación en salud: análisis de redes y de sentimiento a gran escala. Salud Uninorte, 34(1). 
  • Herrero, B.; Arcila. C.; Carratalá, A. & Berganza, R. (2018). The Impact of Media and NGOs in Four European Parliament Discourses about Conflicts in the Middle East. Media, War & Conflict, 11(1), 65-84. doi:
  • Arcila, C.; Ortega, F.; Jiménez, J. & Trulleque, S. (2017). Supervised Sentiment Analysis of Political Messages in Spanish: Real-Time Classification of Tweets based on Machine Learning.  El Profesional de la Información, 26 (5)
  • Arcila, C.; López, M. & Peña, J. (2017). The Conditional Indirect Effect of Performance Expectancy in the Use of Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter by youngsters. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 52, 590-607
  • Arcila-Calderon, C., Barbosa-Caro, E., & Cabezuelo-Lorenzo, F. (2016). Big data techniques: Large-scale text analysis for scientific and journalistic research. El Profesional de la Información, 25(4), 623-631.
  • Berganza, M.R; Arcila, C.; & de Herrero, B. (2016). Digital vs. traditional media journalists: Sociodemographic characteristics and external and internal threats to their autonomy. El Profesional de la Información, 25 (2).
  • Berganza, M.R; Arcila, C.; & de Miguel, R. (2016). Negativity in Political News of Spanish News Media. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 71.
  • Berganza, M.R.; Herrero, B. & Arcila, C. (2016). Perceived influences and trust in political institutions of public vs private television journalists in Spain. Commununication & Society, 29(4), 185-201
  • Barredo, D., Arcila, C. & Barbosa, E. (2016). El perfil de los usuarios de Twitter más influyentes en Ecuador y la influencia del mensaje en la captación de seguidores. Observatorio (OBS*) Journal, 10(4), 219-230.
  • Arcila, C.; Mercado, M.; Piñuel, J. & Suárez, E. (2015). Media Coverage of Climate Change in Spanish Speaking Online Media. Convergencia, Revista de Ciencias Sociales, 68.
  • Arcila, C; Calderín, M. & Aguaded, I. (2015). Adoption of ICTs by Communication Researchers for Scientific Diffusion and Data Analysis. El Profesional de la Información, 24 (5).
  • Said, E., Fernández Fernández, J., Arcila, C., & Fernández del Moral, J. (2015). Noticias educativas y calidad informativa en Colombia. Revista de Ciencias Sociales, 21(2).
  • Barredo, D., Arcila, C., Arroyave, J. & Silva, R. (2015). Influence of Social Networks in the decision to vote: An exploratory survey of the Ecuadorian electorate. International Journal of E-Politics, 64(4).
  • Arcila, C., Freyle, J. & Mercado, M. (2015). De la Cumbre de Nairobi (2006) a Copenhague (2009): Cobertura del cambio climático en medios digitales en español., 37.
  • Alonso, L.M. y Arcila, C. (2014). La teoría de Difusión de Innovaciones y su relevancia en la promoción de la salud y prevención de la enfermedad. Salud Uninorte, 30(3).
  • Said, E., Serrano, A., García, Calderín, M., Arcila, C., Rost, A., Yezerzs’ka, L., Edo, C., Rojano, M. y Jerónimo, P.  (2014). Ibero American Online News Managers’ Goals and Handicaps in Managing Social Media. Television and New Media, 15 (6), 577-589.
  • Arcila, C. Piñuel, J. y Calderín, M. (2013). The e-Research on Media & Communications: Attitudes, Tools and Practices in Latin America Researchers. Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 40.
  • Said, E. & Arcila, C. (2013). Online Opinion Leaders in Latin America and the Middle East: The Case of the Top20 Most Viewed Twitter Users.  Informacao e Sociedade: Estudos, 23(2).
  • Arcila, C. y Said, E. (2012). Factores que inciden en la variación de seguidores en los usuarios TOP20 más vistos en Twitter en América Latina y Medio Oriente. Interciencia, 37(12)
  • Said, E. y Arcila, C. (2011).  The Cyber Media in Latin America and Web 2.0. Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 37.
  • Said, E., Arcila, C. y Méndez-Barraza, J. (2011). El desarrollo de los cibermedios en Colombia. El Profesional de la Información, 20 (1).
  • Said, E., y Arcila, C. (2011). Líderes de opinión en Colombia, Venezuela e Irán. El caso de los 20 usuarios más vistos en Twitter. Communication & Society, 24 (1).
  • E. García, L. Yezers’ka, A. Rost, M. Calderín, C. Edo, M. Rojano, E. Sahid, P. Jerónimo, C. Arcila, A. Serrano, J. Sánchez y L. Corredoira. (2011). Uso de Twitter y Facebook por los medios Iberoamericanos. El Profesional de la Información, 20 (6).



  • Van Atteveldt, W., Trilling, D. & Arcila, C. (2020, manuscript in preparation). Computational Analysis of Communication. Wiley.
  • Barranquero, A., Arcila, C. & Arroyave, J. (2017). Manual de Teoría de la Comunicación. II. Perspectiva latinoamericana. Barranquilla: Fundación Universidad del Norte.
  • Arcila, C.; Calderín, M. & Castro, C. (eds.) (2014). An Overview to Digital Media in Latin America. London: University of West London.
  • Sosa, J. y Arcila, C. (2013). Manual de Teoría de la Comunicación. I. Primeras explicaciones. Bogotá: Fundación Universidad del Norte.
  • Arcila, C. (2011). La presentación del sí-mismo en los entornos virtuales. Comunicación, identidad y alteridad en chats, blogs y redes sociales. Saarbrücken, Germany. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Quantitative methods, communication theory, media psychology, visual communication, filmmaking, digital media, science communication and science policies.

VISITING SCHOLAR: GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Germany)Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB) (Venezuela); Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) (Spain), Universidad de la Sabana (Colombia), Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Universidad Mayor (Chile) y Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil).

CURRENT PARTICIPATION IN FUNDED PROJECTS: PI of the proof of concept Development and evaluation a hate speech detector in Spanish (STOP-HATE) [PC-TCUE18- 20_016], funded by Fundación General de la Universidad de Salamanca; PI for Venezuela of the international networks: Worlds of Journalism Study and Journalistic Role Performance; Member of the projects: Narrative tools for smoking prevention in adults, funded by the Junta de Castilla y León (Spain) [SA032G18] and Maps of Communication Research in Spain from 2007 to 2018 (Mapcom2) [PGC2018-093358-B-I00 ], funded by Mineco (Spanish Government).

PREVIOUS GRANTS:  Real time classifier for political opinions using machine learning techniques, funded by Fundación General de la Universidad de Salamanca; Mapping Communication Research in Spain (MapCom), funded by Mineco (Spanish Government); Informing conflict prevention, response & resolution (Infocore), funded by the FP7 (European Commission); e-Social Science in Latin America, funded by CLACSO; ICTs for science communication, funded by UniNorte; Opinion leaders in Twitter, funded by UniNorte; Culture and communication in Venezuelan press, funded by ULA; Creation of the Venezuelan Observatory of Cultural Industries, funded by ULA; The presentation of the self in virtual environments, funded by ULA.

Editorial Services: Disertaciones, Comunicar, Journal of Latin American Communication Research. Ad hoc reviewer: New Media & Society; Journal of Computer Mediated Communication; El Profesional de la Información; Temas de Comunicación.

STATISTICAL SOFTWARE SKILLS: SPSS, R (different statistical packages), Python (Pandas, Numpy), Spark (Spark Streaming, Spark R and Spark ML).

AFFILIATIONS: International Communication Association (ICA), Spanish Association of Communication Researchers (AE-IC) and Latin American Association of Communication Researchers (ALAIC)





Address: Universidad de Salamanca. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales. Campus Unamuno (Edificio FES). 37007 Salamanca

Office: Edificio Departamental del FES, office 416
Phone: +34.923.29.44.00 (Ext. 6784)

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