Lucía Ballesteros Aguayo earned her PhD in Journalism by Universidad de Málaga (Spain) with the dissertation entitled “Children and youth magazines of the FET and the JONS and of Acción Católica during the Spanish post-war (1938-39): the press at the service of the Francoist State indoctrination” (2016). She currently develops her professional tasks as professor in the Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising of Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). She performed several research-stays in Università di Roma La Sapienza (Italy) and Università  di Macerata (Italy). Her research interests focus on political propaganda and mediatic manipulation. She has published many papers in collective books and academic international journals like Revista Latina de Comunicación Social or España Contemporánea. Recently, she has published scientific papers such as “Civil war told by the Italian fascism” or “Children’s press for youth in the Spanish post-war”. She is member of the research groups PILAR, LADECOM and AHC, and is also member of scientific committees in journals as well as academic coordinator of seminars, meetings and international congresses.