Joan Josep Bestard Bou is a Ph.D student in Translation and Intercultural Studies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He holds a B.A. in Literary Studies from the Universitat de Barcelona (2014) and also an M.A. in Media, Communication and Culture from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2015).
The Catalan government has awarded him with the scholarship FI-DGR in 2016. He is involved in ACT, a European project that aims to improve accessibility to scenic arts.
His research interests are disability studies and cultural policies and accessibility, mainly to scenic arts. On the other hand, he participates in various associations and since 2015 he is part of the board team of the Youth Council of Barcelona.