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Enrique Uribe Jongbloed

Dr Enrique Uribe Jongbloed


Research Associate Media Cymru

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

Welsh speaking


I like to undertake research at the intersection of media, identity and language.  I am currently working with Media Cymru as research associate. My goal is to discover new, innovative and unique characteristics of the Creative Industries taking place in the Cardiff Capital Region. To do so I work together with media producers, entrepreneurs and creative thinkers, learning from their craft and helping them reach their goals through research development and innovation.

I am also a founding member of the International Association for Minority Language Media Research and the Esports Research Network.

Some topics that I engage with are:

  • Bilingual and multilingual media production
  • Cultural transduction: Understanding what makes media products travel from one cultural market to different ones – and why some of them succeed all over the world!
  • Comics and graphic novels
  • International video games
  • Cultural representation and identity in media products
  • Latin American audiovisual markets

I love languages and hope to learn as many of them as possible! I like to think of myself as a new speaker of Welsh. Although I am still learning, I am glad to correspond in Welsh and improve my knowledge of the language every day.














Book sections



  • Uribe-Jongbloed, E. and Anderson, C. E. 2014. Minority languages in networks of overlapping, hierarchical communities in Colombia. Presented at: 2014, FEL XVIII Okinawa: Indigenous languages: Value to the community, Okinawa International University, Ginowan City, Okinawa, Japan, 17–20 September 2014 Presented at Heinrich, P. and Ostler, N. eds.Proceedings of the 18th FEL conference. Bath, U.K.: Foundation for Endangered Languages pp. 132-137.



Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed received his B.A. in Film and TV studies from the National University of Colombia. He moved to Germany to do an M.A. in World Heritage Studies at BTU in Cottbus. During his M.A. he did an exchange for a semester at Saitama University in Japan, and an artistic residency, funded by GASD, with Taigh Chearsabhagh in Lochmaddy, North Uist, on the Western Isles of Scotland, where he did a video on the audiovisual consumption of TV products in Scots Gaelic.

After staring to work as a lecturer at Universidad de La Sabana in Colombia, he did his PhD in Media Studies with the Department of Theatre, Film and TV studies at Aberystwyth University. His PhD addressed identity negotiations that take place in Minority Language Media in Wales and Colombia.

He has worked for several Universities in Colombia, including Universidad de La Sabana, Universidad del Norte and Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano. He has taught subjects ranging from Comics to Audiovisual Culture, though focusing mostly on Research Methodology and Design. Since 2018 he has worked as Researcher and Lecturer at the School of Social Communication and Journalism, Universidad Externado de Colombia, where he is head of the Recasens Research Group in Communication.

He was a member of the selection committee of the India Catalina Awards for the Colombian Audiovisual Industry from 2016-2020.

Dr Uribe-Jongbloed has also been an external evaluator for the Colombian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and for the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

He is currently engaged as Research Associate with the Media Cymru project.


  • Television and Film
  • video games
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Deaf-disabled and language-minority rights
  • Arts and cultural policy