(born 15 March 1971) is a British sociologist
and media theorist
. He specialises in the study of contemporary media audiences
, the everyday making and sharing of digital media, and the role of such media in self-identity and self-expression.
Gauntlett graduated from the University of York
in Sociology in 1992. He then took his PhD and then taught at the University of Leeds
from 1993 to 2002, then was appointed Professor of Media and Audiences at Bournemouth University
. In 2006 he joined the School of Media, Arts and Design at University of Westminster
as Professor of Media and Communications.
Gauntlett's critique of media 'effects' studies sparked controversy in 1995,Will Woodward (1999), , The Guardian
newspaper, Friday 30 April 1999<ref... Read More