Bart Cammaerts - Biography#

Bart Cammaerts is Professor of Politics and Communication and Head of the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.

Prof. Cammaerts is the former chair of the Communication and Democracy Section of the European Communication and Research Association (ECREA) and former vice-chair of the Communication, Technology & Policy-section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).

His current research focuses on the relationship between media, communication and resistance with particular emphasis on media strategies of activists, media representations of protest, alternative counter-cultures and broader issues relating to power, participation and public-ness. He publishes widely and his most recent books include: The Circulation of Anti-Austerity Protest (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) Youth Participation in Democratic Life: Stories of Hope and Disillusion (co-authored with Michael Bruter, Shakuntala Banaji, Sarah Harrison and Nick Anstead, Palgrave MacMillan, 2015) and Mediation and Protest Movements (co-edited with Alice Matoni and Patrick McCurdy, Intellect, 2013).

After obtaining his MA degree in Political Sciences at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) in 1996 Prof Cammaerts worked as a spokesperson and as advisor information society for Elio Di Rupo, the then Belgian vice-Prime Minister and Minister for Economic affairs and Telecommunication. After that he joined the research centre SMIT at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) as a doctoral researcher. In 2002 he obtained a PhD in Social Sciences. This was followed by postdoctoral research within the EMTEL2-network, financed by the 5th Framework Program of the EU Commission. After that he obtained a Marie Curie Fellowship, based at the Department of Media and Communications at LSE where he continued to work until now.

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