Professor of Media, Communications and Social Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science

Nick Couldry is Professor of Media, Communications and Social Theory in the Department of Media and communications at LSE. As a sociologist of media and culture, he approaches media and communications from the perspective of the symbolic power that has been historically concentrated in media institutions. He is interested in how media and communications institutions and infrastructures contribute to various types of order (social, political, cultural, economic, ethical). His work has drawn on, and contributed to, social, spatial, democratic and cultural theory, anthropology, and media and communications ethics. His analysis of media as ‘practice’ has been widely influential. He is the author or editor of 11 books and many journal articles and book chapters.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Media, Communications and Social Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science

Education

  • 1998 
    Goldsmiths, University of London, PhD Media and Communications