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Professor David Buckingham FBA

Children, young people, media and education: media use, civic participation, consumerism, youth culture, sexuality, media literacy, media regulation, identity
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About this Fellow

David Buckingham is a scholar, writer and consultant specializing in young people, media and education. He is an Emeritus Professor at Loughborough University, and a Visiting Professor at Sussex University. David has directed numerous research projects on young people's interactions with media, and on media literacy education, funded by UK research councils, the European Commission and charitable foundations. He has been a consultant for bodies such as UNESCO, the United Nations, Unicef, Ofcom and the UK government. He is the author, co-author or editor of 30 books and more than 240 scholarly articles and book chapters, and his work has been translated into 15 languages. David has been a Visiting Professor at universities in the United States, Australia, Norway, Italy, Hong Kong and South Africa, and has taught and addressed conferences in more than 30 countries around the world. Among his most recent books are The Material Child: Growing Up in Consumer Culture (2011), The Civic Web: Young People, the Internet and Civic Participation (2013) and Youth Cultures in the Age of Global Media (2014). David's website and blog are at: davidbuckingham.net.

Website: http://www.davidbuckingham.net

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Media and Communications, Loughborough University; Visiting Professor, King's College London

Publications

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