Olivier Driessens, Ph.D.

Department of Communication · University of Copenhagen, Denmark — Assistant Professor

Research Areas

  • Communications Theory
  • Media Theory
  • Media, Information and Communication Technology
  • Popular Culture
  • Social Media

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In 2018 I joined the Department of Communication (University of Copenhagen) as an assistant professor in media studies. Before I was a lecturer in the Sociology of Media and Culture in the Department of Sociology (University of Cambridge) and LSE Fellow in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I obtained my PhD in Communication Sciences at Ghent University.

My research is concerned with the consequences of mediation in terms of unequal visibility and attention, recognition and changes in the social and cultural fabric. It is situated at the intersection of media sociology, media and social theory, digital media and communications, and social and cultural change.