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Lecturer in Sociology, City, University of London

Dr Carolina Matos is a journalist, lecturer and researcher with more than 20 years of professional experience; 10 years as a full-time journalist in Brazil and over 10 years working in universities throughout the UK. Dr Matos obtained her PhD in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2007 with no corrections.

Before joining the Sociology department at City University London, Dr Matos was a part-time lecturer in the Government department at the University of Essex, and previously an LSE Fellow in Political Communications. Dr Matos was a LSE Expert and Visiting Fellow at the Media and Communications department at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of East London (UEL) and St. Mary's University College, Twickenham. Her research is multidisciplinary, drawing from Media and Communications, Politics, Sociology and Latin American and Brazilian Studies.

Dr Matos has taught in the areas of media and democracy, political communications, international relations and the media, political economy of the media and globalisation and, the mass media. Her research is situated in the areas of comparative political communications, media and democracy, globalization and development, international communications and journalism. She published the books Media and politics in Latin America: globalization, democracy and identity (I.B. Tauris, 2012) and Journalism and political democracy in Brazil (Lexington Books, 2008) as well as many other articles and chapters as well as journalistic work.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Sociology, City University London