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Dr Carolina Matos

Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Media

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
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EC1V 0HB
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Dr Carolina Matos is a senior lecturer and researcher with over 26 years of professional experience. Matos is also a former journalist and has over 10 years experience as a full-time journalist. She has been teaching and researching for over 15 years in universities throughout the UK and has been a visiting researcher abroad. Dr Matos obtained her PhD in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths College, University of London, in January 2007, with a thesis on the relationship between journalism and democracy in Brazil. Matos does research on media, gender and development, communication for social change, the role of ICTs in development, media, democracy and the public sphere as well as health communications, gender equality, poverty and sexual and reproductive rights. In 2018, Matos was successful in obtaining funds for her next research project, Feminism, development and online activism in the digital age, through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), provided by Research England and which is a key component of the UK's overseas aid strategy and part of the UK's Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Before joining the Sociology department at City, University of London in 2013 as a lecturer, Dr Matos was a part-time lecturer in the Government department at the University of Essex, and previously an LSE Fellow in Political Communications, having also taught at UEL, Goldsmiths and St. Mary's Twickenham. Matos was also a visiting lecturer at the University of Helsinki, in Finland, and also received a grant to research in Sweden from the University of Orebro when she was doing her PhD, having also taught in Brazil and given many keynote speeches. In the last 15 years she has attended many conferences and workshops throughout the world, including in the US, Finland, Portugal, Brazil, Dubai and Egypt. In 2017, Matos was shortlisted by City Sociology students for the Learning and Enhancement Teaching Awards in the category of assessment and feedback.

Her research is multidisciplinary and draws from Media Studies, International Journalism, Gender and Development, Politics, Sociology and Latin American and Brazilian Studies. Matos' work has been concerned with structural inequalities in societies, particularly of gender but also the intersections with class and race; with democracy and the ways in which cultures of journalism and the media can contribute to processes of social change, having examined particularly in her earlier work the role of public service broadcasting and the media in a comparative perspective between Europe and Latin America. She is interested in both the mainstream media as well "alternative" journalism. Particularly her focus in her current research is on the political engagement of NGOs, civil society players and feminist movements with communication technologies for social change. Her methods include both qualitative and quantitative approaches, from content analysis and surveys to interviews and discourse analysis.

During the last years, Matos has been teaching in the areas of media, gender and development, political communications and journalism, international relations and the media, political economy of the media, news and society, globalization and the mass media as well as research methods. Her research is situated in the field of media, democracy and development, international communications, journalism and gender. Matos is particularly interested in colonial and post-colonial discourses, feminist theory and ICTs for development, and development communications. She published the books Media and politics in Latin America: globalization, democracy and identity (I.B. Tauris, 2012), Journalism and political democracy in Brazil (Lexington Books, 2008) and Globalization, gender politics and the media (Lexington Books, 2016), as well as having written many articles, chapters and done journalistic work. Media and politics in Latin America received in 2012 an honorable mention for the Cecil B. Currey Books Awards on the best book on the Third World by the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) and also the 2014 Premio Jabuti prize, first category in communications. In 2017, her research student, Matina Zestanaki, obtained her PhD with corrections in Greek politics and anti-austerity social movements.

Dr Matos obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in teaching in UK HE from the LSE in June 2011, having also taught at the LSE Executive as well as having done consultancy work for the LSE Enterprise. Over the last couple of years, Dr Matos has presented at the 2011 Waltham Literature and Arts Festival in Leytonstone-East End, at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford in 2012, at the International Journalism Week at Sheffield University in 2012 and has taken part in the University of Cambridge's department of History and Philosophy's ESRC funded project, Economics in Europe in a Comparative Perspective entitled “Interrogating Economics in the Public Sphere”, in April 2013, among others. Matos is also a member of professional organizations such as the ICA (International Communication Association), as well as the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

Dr Matos has given interviews to the press, including to television networks, from Al Jazeera English and CCTV to the newspapers Financial Times, The Guardian, De Standard, BBC Mundo, BBC Scotland as well as to the Brazilian media. She is also a contributor to the blog The Conversation and part of the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Digital Television. As a journalist, Matos worked for various newspapers and press organizations in the areas of politics, culture and international news, including Folha de Sao Paulo, Globo Organisations, Reuters and UNESCO. Matos is also the current Programme Director for the MAs in Media and Communications and International Communications and Development, as well as being part of the Sociology Ethics Committee.

Qualifications

  1. PhD in Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College, United Kingdom, Jan 2007
  2. MA Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 1998 – 1999
  3. Professional Certificate in Strategic Gender Planning, International Centre for Parliamentary Studies UK, United Kingdom

Postgraduate training

  1. PG Certificate in Teaching in UK HE, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, Jun 2011

Employment

  1. Part-time lecturer, University of Essex, Colchester, Jun 2012 – Jul 2013
  2. LSE Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, May 2008 – Jun 2011
  3. Visiting tutor, St Mary's University Twickenham London, Twickenham, Aug 2007 – Jun 2008
  4. Visiting tutor, University of East London, London, Aug 2005 – Apr 2008
  5. Visiting tutor, Goldsmiths University of London, London, Jan 2003 – Dec 2006

Awards

  1. Learning and Enhancement Awards - City Student's Union (2017) Learning and Enhancement Awards
    Was shortlisted by City Sociology students for the Learning and Enhancement Teaching Awards in the category of assessment and feedback.
  2. Camara Brasileira de Livro (2014) Premio Jabuti
    Winner of the 2014 Premio Jabuti prize in the communication category, for the book Media and politics in Latin America: globalization, democracy and identity (I.B. Tauris and Editora Civilizacao Brasileira)
    http://www.city.ac.uk/news/2014/nov/city-academic-takes-top-brazilian-literary-prize
  3. ATWS Cecil B. Currey ATWS Book Awards - Best book on the Third World
    ATWS (Association of Third World Studies) - Cecil B. Currey ATWS Book-Length Publications Award
    Honorary mention - “Media and Politics in Latin America: globalization, gender politics and identity
    http://apps.gsw.edu/atws/assoc.htm

Languages

Portuguese and Spanish - Latin American.

Research Students

Matina Zestanaki

Thesis title: Greek politics and social movements

Penny Nakou

Thesis title: EU identity and Brexit

Role: 2nd Supervisor

Publications

  1. Matos, C. (2013). Midia e politica na America Latina: democracia, globalizacao e identidade. Editora Civilizacao Brasileira.
  2. Matos, C. (2012). Media and politics in Latin America: globalization, democracy and identity. London: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84885-612-7.
  3. Matos, C. (2009). Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. ISBN 978-0-7391-2351-5.
  4. Matos, C. (2015). Media reform in Latin America revisited: where do we go from here? In Steemers, J. and Flew, T. (Eds.), Media Policy (pp. 156–172).
  5. Matos, C. (2014). The Internet for the Public Interest: Overcoming the digital divide in Brazil. In Martens, C., McChesney, R. and Vivaveres, E. (Eds.), Regional responses to media regulation: the International Political Economy of Media in South America London: algrave Macmillan.
  6. Matos, C. (2014). Public service broadcasting and media reform in Brazil in comparative perspective. In Guerrero, M.A. and Márquez-Ramírez, M. (Eds.), Media Systems and Communication Policies in Latin America ISBN 978-1-137-40904-1.
  7. Matos, C. (2013). Media and globalization in Brazil. In Nederveen Pieterse, J. and Cardoso, A. (Eds.), Brazil Emerging: Inequality and Emancipation New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-83704-0.
  8. Matos, C. (2012). Globalization and the mass media. Encyclopedia of Globalization Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  9. Matos, C. (2015). The crisis of public communications and quality journalism in comparative perspective. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, Latin American Journalism edition.
  10. Matos, C. (2009). Comparing Media Systems: the role of the public media in the digital age. The Global Studies Journal, 2(3).

Books (2)

  1. Matos, C. (2016). Globalization, gender politics and the media. Maryland, USA: Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books. ISBN 978-1-4985-1244-2.
  2. Matos, C. (2008). Jornalismo e política democrática no Brasil. Sao Paulo: Publifolha. ISBN 978-85-7402-928-3.

Chapters (4)

  1. Matos, C. (2017). Democracy, pluralism and the media in South America. Handbook of South American Governance (pp. 275–285). ISBN 978-1-317-33929-8.
  2. Matos, C. (2014). Public communications and regulation. In Guerrero, M.A. and Ramirez, M.M. (Eds.), Globalization, Media Policies and Markets in Latin America London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  3. Matos, C. (2013). Brazil Emerging: inequality and emancipation. In Nederveen Pieterse, J. (Ed.), Brazil Emerging: inequality and emancipation London: Routledge.
  4. Matos, C. (2001). Isaac Julien. In Allon, Y. (Ed.), Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors New York: Wallflower Press. ISBN 978-1-903364-21-5.

Conference papers and proceedings (6)

  1. Matos, C. (2013). Inequality and emancipation: Brazil’s changing role in the world. Pre-ICA London Conference London.
  2. Matos, C. (2013). Television, entertainment and the public interest. ICA London Conference London.
  3. Matos, C. (2013). Gender politics, blogging and the 2010 Brazilian elections. Political Studies Association (PSA) Conference Cardiff.
  4. Matos, C. (2013). Public service broadcasting and media reform in Brazil in comparative perspective. 2013 IAMCR Conference Dublin.
  5. Matos, C. (2008). Between crisis and cultural emancipation: re-evaluating the role of the public media in the digital age. 5th year anniversary of the Media and Communications Department LSE, London.
  6. Matos, C. (2008). Partisanship and professionalism: the role of the journalist in the democratization process. US-Brazil (BRASA IX) conference Tulane University, New Orleans USA.

Internet publication

  1. Matos, C. (2014). The colourful reality of Brazilian society – it’s more than football and samba.

Journal articles (13)

  1. Matos, C. (2018). Facing Poverty and Marginalization: Fifty years of Critical Research in Brazil - edited by Kontopodis, Michalis, Magalhaes, Maria C. and Coracini, Maria Jose. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 37(3), pp. 387–388. doi:10.1111/blar.12827.
  2. Matos, C. (2017). ROSALIND GILL: “WE DON’T JUST WANT MORE CAKE, WE WANT THE WHOLE BAKERY!” MATRIZes : Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Comunicação da Universidade de São Paulo, 11(2), pp. 137–160. doi:10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v11i2p137-160.
  3. Matos, C. (2017). New Brazilian feminisms and online networks: Cyberfeminism, protest and the female ‘Arab Spring’. International Sociology, 32(3), pp. 417–434. doi:10.1177/0268580917694971.
  4. Matos, C. (2016). Harbinger of modernity. Marcos Aguinis and the democratization of Argentina. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 15(3), pp. 528–529. doi:10.1080/14725886.2016.1186377.
  5. Matos, C. (2015). The Brazillian Road Movie: Journeys of (Self) Discovery. BULLETIN OF LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH, 34(3), p. 394. doi:10.1111/blar.12336.
  6. Matos, C. (2015). Brazil: the struggle for press freedom. Dialogue, (07), pp. 19–20.
  7. Matos, C. (2014). Brazil: the struggle for press freedom. Dialogue.
  8. Matos, C. (2014). Brazilian society and politics post-world cup 2014: Global and local media narratives for democratization. International Journal of Digital Television, 5(3), pp. 255–259. doi:10.1386/jdtv.5.3.255_7.
  9. Matos, C. (2012). Media Democratization in Brazil: Achievements and Future Challenges. Critical Sociology, 38(6), pp. 863–876. doi:10.1177/0896920512441636.
  10. Matos, C. (2012). Media democratization in Brazil and future challenges. Journal of Critical Sociology, 38(6).
  11. Matos, C. (2011). Media and democracy. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture.
  12. Matos, C. (2004). Lula is pop!: an analysis of a celebrity politician. Journal of Culture and Communications of the Federal University of Bahia.
  13. Matos, C. Feminist media studies across borders: re-visiting studies within the Brazilian national context. Journal of International Women's Studies, 19.

Education

Undergraduate

- SG2051 News and society
- SG1005 Media history and Politics
- Sociology 3rd year project

Postgraduate

- SGM004 Political communication
- SGM223 Communication, culture and development
- SGM111 Sociology Dissertation

Other Activities

Editorial activity (3)

  1. Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Digital Television:
    http://www.intellectbooks.ac.uk/journals
    .
  2. Book review for BLAR (Bulletin of Latin American Research), Brandellero, Sara (ed) (2013) The Brazillian Road Movie: Journeys of (Self) Discovery,
    University of Wales Press (Cardiff), xix+288 pp. £90.00 hbk
    .
  3. Review of articles for a series of top journals, including the American Political Science Review, Global Media and BLAR (Bulletin of Latin American Research)..

Events/conferences (4)

  1. King's College: Where now for Brazil? http://www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/worldwide/newsevents/newsrecords/Whats-Next-for-Brazil-From-the-turmoil-to-the-near-future.aspx (2016).
  2. Globalization, gender politics and the media. Gender & Sexualities Research Forum, City (2014).
    Description: http://www.city.ac.uk/events/2014/jun/gender-and-sexualities-research-forum
  3. LSE/Oxford - Brazil Forum UK. http://brazilforum.co.uk/index.php/speakers/
  4. Pre-BSA (British Sociological Association) conference. Birmingham
    Description: https://bsapgforum.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/sociological-explorations/

Keynote lectures/speeches (7)

  1. Reuter's Institute University of Oxford. http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/challenges-media-democratization-brazil-and-latin-america
  2. International Journalism Week, 2012 - University of Sheffield. http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/journalism/events/ijw2012/programme
  3. Interrogating the Economics in the Public Sphere -. http://www.econpublic.hps.cam.ac.uk/events/workshop-interrogating/
  4. Delivered the lectures “Gender and social development” and “Gender equity and citizenship”. Institute for Parliamentary Studies (2015). Delivered lectures as part of the course Professional Certificate in Gender Planning
  5. Women Festival - University of Southampton. Southampton https://portal.solent.ac.uk/events/events-articles/2016/january/women-festival.aspx?ContensisTextOnly=true
  6. Universidade Metodista. Sao Paulo http://portal.metodista.br/cienciameto/noticias/midia-e-democracia-e-experiencia-da-emissora-britanica-bbc-e-tema-de-debate
  7. Media and Governance in Latin America. University of Leeds http://mgla.leeds.ac.uk/about-the-conference/

Media appearances (7)

  1. Is David Cameron really commited to promote more women? http://www.city.ac.uk/news/2014/jul/city-university-london-academics-comment-ahead-of-rumoured-cabinet-re-shuffle
  2. Al Jazeera Listening Post. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2016/03/dilma-rousseff-caught-media-firestorm-160319130043686.html
  3. CCTV America - The Heat is on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGf-KaByG1w
  4. Faculti Media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Haoj6ktcDCI
  5. Al Jazeera Listening Post. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2014/07/an-alternative-angle-world-cup-201475134952225371.html
  6. Financial Times. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d15a8694-f621-11e5-9afe-dd2472ea263d.html#axzz4Gw2F9AEk
  7. The World Weekly. http://www.theworldweekly.com/reader/view/magazine/2016-04-21/after-rousseff/7618

Online articles (4)

  1. Gender politics, blogging and the 2010 Brazilian elections. The Political Studies Association http://www.psa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/975_496.pdf
  2. The colourful reality of Brazilian society is more than football and samba. (2014). The Conversation https://theconversation.com/the-colourful-reality-of-brazilian-society-its-more-than-football-and-samba-28161
  3. How Brazil's media is hounding. The Conversation
  4. Unesco World press freedom 2016 Finland. World celebrates 250 years of freedom of information

Production activity

  1. Globalization, gender politics and the media (Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2016)

Other (5)

  1. International Centre for Parliamentary Studies - Professional Trainer on the Certificate in Gender Planning
    http://genderequity.parlicentre.org/trainersDetails.php?name=carolina-matos​
  2. Unesco - http://en.unesco.org/world-press-freedom-day-2016/carolina-matos
  3. Academia - https://city.academia.edu/CarolinaMatos
  4. Research Gate - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carolina_Matos2
  5. City magazine 2015 - https://issuu.com/cityuniversitylondon/docs/7158_cityuni_citymagazine_sp_web