Universität Zürich

IKMZ - Department of Communication and Media Research

Media Change & Innovation Division

Andreasstrasse 15
CH-8050 Zurich
Phone +41 (0)44 635 20 92
Fax +41 (0)44 634 49 34

Daniela Jaramillo-Dent

Daniela Jaramillo-Dent

Ph:+41 (0) 44 635 20 93
Office: Room AND 3.40








Daniela Jaramillo-Dent has been a Senior Research and Teaching Associate in the Media Change & Innovation Division since December 2022. Daniela has worked as research consultant for UNHCR Innovation Service, exploring digital leisure as a pathway to inclusion for refugees. In 2021, Daniela was invited to serve as part of the advisory board for the European project SMART-EU to design a social media resilience toolkit. She has also been part of two national R+D projects in Spain exploring social media influencers. Between 2019 and 2022, Daniela led the Spanish team in the European project A Chance 4 Change, exploring media education and restorative justice to face gender-based violence in youth contexts. 

Her doctoral dissertation focused on the ways in which social media platforms shape narratives about immigration created by different actors including politicians, general content creators, immigrants and immigrant influencers. Her work exploring othering, belonging, identity, activism, and minority content creation on visual social media has been published in journals such as New Media & Society, European Journal of Communication, Social Media+Society, and International Journal of Communication.

Selected Recent Talks

  • Immigrant tiktokers decolonizing algorithmic visibility. AoIR Conference: De-colonising the Internet (2022)
  • Influencers #Inmigrantes: Diverse profiles of microcelebrity and algorithmic (in)visibility on TikTok. 72nd Annual ICA Conference: One World, One Network. (2022)
  • #MoroccanSpanish TikTok couples against intolerance. 72nd Annual ICA Conference: One World, One Network. (2022)
  • #MigrantCaravan on Instagram: Opinions on immigration and media literate persuasion strategies. ECREA: 8th European Communication Conference. (2021)
  • #Migrantes on TikTok and platformed belongings. IAMCR Conference Rethinking Borders and boundaries: Beyond the global/local dichotomy in Communication studies (2021)

Selected Teaching

Spring 2023: BA Lecture Digital Inequalities and Platforms