Matthias Revers (PhD SUNY-Albany) is a Lecturer* of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. He was previously a Postdoc at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Frankfurt. He is a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University and a former Fulbright scholar.
His most recent research deals with professional cultures of journalism and their role in increasingly networked public spheres, for which he conducted ethnographic research on political reporters in the US and Germany over a period of 3.5 years. His areas of interest are media sociology, cultural sociology, comparative media research, journalism studies, political communication, history of sociology, science studies, gender studies, and qualitative methodology.
Revers is the author Contemporary Journalism in the US and Germany: Agents of Accountability (Palgrave Macmillan USA) and his work has been published in Journal of Communication, Information, Communication & Society, Media, Culture & Society, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, The American Sociologist. Full CV
*tenured position, equivalent to an Assistant Professor