Mats Ekström

About Mats Ekström


Mats Ekström did his PhD in Sociology at Uppsala University. He has been a professor in Sociology (2001-) and in Media and Communication (2002-2011) at Örebro University. Since 2011 he is professor in Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg.

Research areas

  • Journalism
  • Media talk and interaction
  • Discourse and Conversation analysis
  • Media, politics and democracy
  • Young people’s media use and civic engagement
  • Methodology

Current research projects


Mats teaches courses in media and communication studies and on the journalism program.


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