Johan Lindell is an Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies. Lindell specializes in field theory and the works of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. He has published his research in a wide range of international journals including European Journal of Communication, Cultural Sociology, Communication Theory, Poetics, New Media & Society and Digital Journalism. Lindell is the programme coordinator of the international master's programme Digital Media & Society (DIMS).
Keywords: inequality social inequality consumption class news globalization cultural sociology mediatization journalism mass media
Johan Lindell (PhD, 2014, Karlstad University) is an Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies.
Johan Lindell's research area is broad and comprises media use, fields of cultural production, lifestyles and social stratification, mediatization, and the Nordic media system. Lindell specializes in field theory and the works of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu – a framework which he has applied to understand cultural production in the journalistic field, the field of television production, and the scientific field, and to study media and news consumption and lifestyles in terms of social reproduction and inequality.
Lindell has published his research in a wide range of international journals including European Journal of Communication, Communication Theory, Poetics, New Media & Society, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Information, Communication & Society, Cultural Sociology, Media, Culture & Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Social Media + Society and Digital Journalism.
Lindell's research has been awarded "Top Paper" by the Philosophy, Theory and Critique-division (2019 and 2022) and by the Journalism Studies-division (2021) of the International Communication Association. He has also received the Wolfgang Donsbach outstanding article of the year-award (2018).
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