Joaquin Lopez Mugica

Educational Background

PhD in Visual/Cultural Studies. University of Nottingham, UK.

MA in Film Studies School of Film Studies Barcelona (Aula Crítica), Spain.

MA in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory. University of Valencia, Spain.

MA in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language. University Francisco de Vitoria, Spain.

Msc in E-Commerce Applications.  University of Sunderland, UK.

BA (Hons) Global Business Management, University of Bournemouth, UK.

BA (Hons) European Business with French, University of Lincoln, UK.

Biography

Dr. Joaquin Lopez-Mugica, PhD, FHEA

Joaquin Lopez-Mugica is presently a lecturer in Spanish studies at the University of Wenzhou-Kean in China. Joaquin has also been teaching undergraduates and postgraduate courses (including BA and MA supervisions) at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China from 2005 to 2019. He became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2019. His teaching and research focuses mainly on modern languages, comparative literature, cultural and media studies within the contexts of China, Spain and Latin America.

 

Professional service and membership

 

Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK (HEA), 20109.

External Member (Research fellow), Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies (CEACS). University of Nottingham, UK.

External Member (Research fellow), The Gender Studies (GS) Research Priority Area at University Nottingham, Ningbo China.

Research interests

Cultural, literary and media studies related with China, Latin America and Spain.

 

Second language acquisition new technologies and social media.

Selected Publications/scholarly and creative work

Journal Articles

 

Whyke, TW and J  Lopez- Mugica (2020). Content and Discourse Analysis of Cruelty towards Stray Dogs as Presented in Chinese Social Media

Society & Animals 1 (aop), 1-20.

 

Whyke TW and J  Lopez- Mugica, Brown MS (forthcoming).

Contemporizing the National Style in Chinese Animation: The Case of Nezha (2019). Animation journal (Sage).

 

J  Lopez- Mugica, (forthcoming). La contemporaneidad transcultural en las pinturas de Juan Baños en China. TRANS/FORM/AÇÃO: REVISTA DE FILOSOFIA. Journal of philosophy.

 

Doucet, C. and J  Lopez- Mugica (forthcoming). Apprentissage à distance d’une L3: quels impacts sur les émotions et la motivation d’étudiants universitaires sinophones. Paris. Numérique et didactique des langues et cultures. Nouvelles pratiques et compétences en développement. Editions des Archives contemporaines. Collective publication.

 

Scholarly book chapters

 

Marion Sadoux. and Dorota Rzycka and M. Jones and J  Lopez- Mugica (2016)  ‘Overcoming navigational design in a VLE: students as agents of change’ in C. Gloria, O. Speicher & Stolhans (Eds), Innovative Language Teaching and Learning. At University Enhancing Participation and Collaboration. Dublin Research-Publishing.net.

 

B Liboriussen, J Lopez-Mugica, A White (2018). Contemporary Chinese creatives as literati. Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia, 2018

 

Non-Peer-Reviewed Academic Articles

J  Lopez- Mugica (2020). ‘Elisa y Marcela: un matrimonio sin hombre’. Journal of Critical thinking. Rockford University (US).

 

J  Lopez- Mugica (2013). ‘Contemporary traces and specters in Juan Antonio Baños’ vibrant paintings of Shanghai’ Instituto Cervantes (Spain).

 

 

 

 

Media Impact

 

Collaborator in the following online film magazine (main audiences across Spain and Latin America).

Please see: http://www.elespectadorimaginario.com/author/joaquinlopez/

 

 

Podcasts literary series (2019). University Nottingham Ningbo. The Poetry of Lorca (interview about A poet in New York).

 

 

Conference Papers

 

 

September 2021–University of Zagreb

 

Doucet, C. and  Lopez- Mugica (2020). How pair-work activities influence positive emotions in Chinese university students learning a L3. The 12th International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism. Zagreb, September 2020. (Paper accepted for 2021 due to covid).

 

September 2020–INALCO. Sorbonne University, Paris

 

Doucet, C. and J  Lopez- Mugica (2020). Apprentissage à distance d’une L3: quels impacts sur les émotions et la motivation d’étudiants universitaires sinophones. Paris, Novemeber 2020. Numérique et didactique des langues et cultures. Nouvelles pratiques et compétences en développement.

 

 

June 2019–University of Cyprus

 

J  Lopez- Mugica. 4th UCY-LC International Forum of Early Researchers (APSA 2017). School of Modern Languages, University of Cyprus. ‘Teaching Intercultural Communications in a Spanish/Latin American context to the Chinese other through films’’.

 

October 2017–Tsinghua University

Fernando Ortiz-Moya and J  Lopez- Mugica. 14th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA 2017) School of Architecture, Tsinghua University. ‘Sino-British synergies in Creativity, Industry and Education, a Case Study of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China’.

 

July 2017 Pontificia Universidad de Católica de Chile

 

J  Lopez- Mugica U21Early Career Researcher Workshop on ‘Interculturality and Multiculturalism’. Workshop at Pontifícia Universidad de Católica de Chile, in Chile (University of Nottingham Award).

 

 

July 2017 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

J  Lopez- Mugica . 2nd International Workshop on Chinese Migration in Spain. ‘Portraying the mobility of the Chinese self between modernity and tradition in China en la Maleta (2014)’.

September 2016 University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

 

Marion Sadoux. and Dorota Rzycka and M. Jones and J  Lopez-Mugica. Teaching and Learning Conference. ‘Designing Moodle as a platform of exchange’.

 

June 2015 University of Nottingham, UK

 

Marion Sadoux. and Dorota Rzycka and M. Jones and J  Lopez-Mugica. InnoConf2015 (“Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University: Enhancing Participation and Collaboration”) – ‘Overcoming navigational design in a VLE: students as agents of change’.

 

Special Academic Awards

 

Wenzhou-Kean University´s student Faculty with Faculty Staff (2021) Research Program Grant (20,000 RMB)

£2,500 Early Career Researcher Workshop on ‘Chinese Migratory Realities’. University of Alberta Award. Workshop at University of Alberta and Calgary (2018).

Honored with the long service award at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, 10 years’ service anniversaries (2017).

£2,500 U21Early Career Researcher Workshop on ‘Interculturality and Multiculturalism’. University of Nottingham Award. Workshop at Pontifícia Universidad de Católica de Chile, in Chile (2017).

£6,000 Teaching Bursary Application Awarded by the School of Education, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China (2016)

Lord Dearing Teaching Award Winner with the Language Centre at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China (2015)

£6,000 PhD Research Bursary Application Awarded by the School of International Communications (Symposium organizer), University of Nottingham (2012)

One-Year Postgraduate Studentship Awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council in UK (2002).  This award included a maintenance grant (£10,000) and the payment of tuition fees for the year of study on my Msc course in Sunderland/UK.

Courses

  • Spanish (beginners, level 1 and 2) (convenor)
  • Hispanic Literature 3200 (convenor)
  • History of Spanish Cinema 4000 (convenor)
  • History of Latin American Cinema 4002 (convenor)
  • Transition to Kean GE 1000 (General education module)