Mats Ekström

Assistant Head of Department

Journalism Media and Communication
Visiting address
Seminariegatan 1B
41313 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 710
40530 Göteborg

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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