Noé Cornago Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of International Relations at University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) School of Social Sciences and Communication in Leioa (Spain), where he was responsible of the Graduate Programme in International Studies (2012-2018), and currently serves as academic coordinator of International Law and International Relations. Trained as both journalist and political scientist and keenly interested in transdisciplinary approaches, his research is focused on the past and present transformations of diplomacy, global regulation, critical sociology of knowledge, post-development, global media events, and aesthetics and politics. Amongst other publications, he is the author of Plural Diplomacies: Normative Predicaments and Functional Imperatives (Brill 2013), and Transprofessional Diplomacy (Brill 2017), the latter co-authored with Costas M. Constantinou and Fiona McConnell. He was the Basque Visiting Fellow at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford (2011-2012), and more recently he has been Invited Professor at Sciences Po Paris (Spring 2017), and Scientific Director (2018-2020) of the IISL, better known as the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law. He also serves as Advisory Editorial Board member at The Hague Journal of Diplomacy (2014-2022), and Diplomatica: Journal of Diplomacy and Society (2019-2023) and is a member of BITARTEZ, a research group focused on strategic communication across the domestic/foreign divide, based at the UPV/EHU’s Department of Journalism.
Cornago’s 2023-2025 CPD Research Fellowship project, ‘Hegemonic Transition through Communication? Evolving narratives and interplay between material and ideational elements in USA-China diplomatic incidents (1990-2020)’ examines an aspect of Chinese diplomacy that so far has been largely neglected, namely the communicative strategy that Beijing deploys in the context of its recurrent diplomatic incidents with the USA.