Catalina Iordache is a PhD researcher in media and communication studies and a teaching assistant in the Social Sciences programme at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. Her dissertation focuses on the transnational flow of audiovisual content in the online environment and the rise of VOD platforms. In her recent publications, Catalina discusses the way on-demand services are reshaping the distribution of audiovisual content, traces the investments made in European ‘Netflix Originals’, investigates the various affordances for the discoverability and prominence of on-demand content, and examines the ways in which media policy is adapting to the new landscape. Previous projects include research on media literacy, digital literacy, and e-inclusion.
Catalina holds a master’s degree in Communication Studies from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a bachelor’s in International Relations, European Studies from the University of Bucharest. Before joining academia, she worked for several years in the cultural sector in Edinburgh, Scotland.