Emilio Fernández Peña

Emilio Fernández Peña is full professor at the School of Communication and Director of the Centre d’Estudis Olímpics of the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. He chairs the MOOC Course entitled The Olympic Games and the Media on Coursera Platforms with more than 20.000 enrolled students from 143 different countries for the last four years. Professor Fernández Peña is the founder director of the Sport Communication Lab, a research initiative promoted along FC Barcelona. At the same time, he is the executive director of the Master on Communication Partnership Management on Sport Organizations, jointly organized with FC Barcelona too. He has been lecturer and invited professor at international universities like the University of Southern California (Annenberg School for Communication), the University of Beijing, University of Athens, University of Bolonia, Université de Paris 3, Gama Fihlo and Pontificia Universidade Católica de Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil),  as well as the International Olympic Academy, among many others. He is the author of more than 50 books, book chapters and academic articles. Dr. Fernández Peña has been interviewed frequently by international media outlets like BBC, CNN International, TVE, Folha de Sao Paulo, El País, La Vanguardia or La Nueva España, among others, to talk about sport, olympism and media.