Manuel José Damásio is the Head of the Film and Media Arts Department at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias in Lisbon, Portugal. He Holds a Phd from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a Msc from Napier University in the Uk. He has worked extensively in the areas of media and audiences research and is the author of more than 50 articles in international journals with peer review and 25 chapters in peer reviewed international handbooks. He’s the author of two books on media theory and digital media. He’s currently the principal investigator in one h2020 and two Erasmus + research and training projects.