Antoni Castells i Talens (Castells-Talens in his English-language publications) is an associate professor at the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations. He studied at the University of Florida, where he earned an M.A. in International Communication in 1994 and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication in 2004. He holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from Ursinus College, Pennsylvania.

Castells has worked as a journalist for two daily newspapers: Avui (Barcelona) and Diario de Yucatán (Mérida). He has published articles in several college newspapers. His media experience also includes college radio stations WVOU, WRUF, and, and an internship at WTXF-TV29 in Philadelphia. He has collaborated with Vilaweb, La Jornada de Oriente, Diario de Xalapa, and Setmanari d’Informació Directa.

From 2012 to 2015, he coordinated La Oveja Negra, a program to build spaces of freedom and non-violence through music in the Pacho Viejo, Veracruz, state prison. 

Antoni Castells i Talens is a Catalan-born Mexican who enjoys juggling and playing with national and cultural identities. He is a member of OurMedia, a supporter of Memòria contra la Tortura, and a fan of Anna Roig i L’ombre de ton chien.