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Carlos Scolari

 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Professor, Department of Communication, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Carlos A. Scolari is Full Professor at the Department of Communication (Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona), where he coordinates the PhD Program in Communication. His last books are Media Evolution (2019) and Cultura Snack (2020). He was the PI of the H2020 TRANSLITERACY project (2015-18) and now coordinates the PLATCOM project.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Scolari’s journey

Selected readings

Scolari, C.A., Pires, F., and Masanet, M.-J. (2022). Gamers never play alone: An interface-centred analysis of online video gaming. First Monday, 27(1). DOI:


Scolari, C.A. (2020). From Media Ecology to Media Evolution: Towards a Long-Term Theory of Media Change. In: M. Filimowicz and V. Tzankova (eds.) Reimagining Communication: Meaning. London: Routledge, pp. 272-287.

Scolari, C.A. y Rodríguez-Amat, Ramón (2018). A Latin American Approach to Mediatization: Specificities and Contributions to a Global Discussion About How the Media Shape Contemporary Societies. Communication Theory, 28(2): 131–154.  DOI:10.1093/ct/qtx004

Scolari, C.A. (2013). Media Evolution: Emergence, Dominance, Survival and Extinction in the Media Ecology, International Journal of Communication, 7: 1418–1441. DOI:  1932–8036/20130005

Scolari, C.A. (2012). Media Ecology: Exploring the Metaphor to Expand the Theory, Communication Theory, 22(2): 204-225. DOI:

Watch Prof. Scolari present “On the evolution of media: Understanding media change” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Scolari’s insights about his professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast