Isabel Rodríguez de Dios



Isabel Rodríguez de Dios is a Ramón y Cajal Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology and Communication at the University of Salamanca. Previously, she worked as a Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Fellow at Pompeu Fabra University, and as lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. She has been a visiting scholar at the Antwerp Social Lab and research group MIOS (University of Antwerp), the Institute for Media Studies (KU Leuven), and the Center for research on Children, Adolescents and the Media (Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam). She holds a PhD with international mention from the University of Salamanca (2018), Master’s Degree in Applied Communication Research (2013), Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication (2012) and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism (2010).



Research lines:

  • Adolescents and social media
  • Adolescents and online risks and opportunities
  • Digital literacy and digital skills
  • Narrative persuasion

Research projects:

  1. Transitional characters in entertainment-education narratives designed to reduce prejudice against immigrants: Attributes, boundary conditions and explanatory mechanisms (TRANCHAR)
  2. LGBTI+ representation in Spanish serial fiction and its effectiveness in reducing prejudices due to sexual orientation and gender identity (LGBTI+SCREENS)
  3. Does social media use impact adolescents’ well-being state or the opposite? A longitudinal study on social media, loneliness, and personality traits.
  4. Prosody variations for improving the cognitive response and the communicative interaction between Alzheimer patients and their caregivers.
  5. “If you want, you can quit.” Narrative tools for smoking prevention in adults. Effects of similarity with the audience and narrative voice
  6. Narrative tools to reduce prejudice. Effects of similarity, imagined contact, empathy and narrative voice