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Carolina Matos

University of London City, United Kingdom


Carolina Matos is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Sociology at the Department of Media, Culture and the Creative Industries (MCCI) at the School of Communication and Creativity at City, University of London, and also a former visiting associate professor in Global Communications at the School of Communication, University of Miami, US. With more than 20 years experience in UK HE, Matos’ research is the area of gender, media and development, international journalism and media reform, as well as health communications and how communications can be used for social change. Matos has taught and researched at the LSE, University of Essex, Goldsmiths College, and UE in the Sociology, Politics and Media and Communications Departments. 

Matos investigates the role of media and communications in processes of democratisation and development, paying particular attention to structural inequalities of gender and race. She has conducted research in the global North as well as in the global South, from Latin America to India, and the US. Matos is the author of four books, various chapters and articles, including Gender, health communications and reproductive health in international development (McGill Queen’s University Press, 2023) and Media and politics in Latin America: globalization, democracy and identity (IB Tauris, 2013), which won the international Premio Jabuti prize, 1st category in Communications.


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