Matt Reichel is a doctoral candidate in Journalism and Media Studies specializing in the interplay between emergent digital communication technologies and social movements; media portrayals of education, teachers and teachers’ movements; the interplay between media and education as cultural institutions; critical/ radical pedagogy; political economy and history of media institutions; democratic theories of media; critical journalism studies; writing for journalism; media criticism; media and popular culture; media activism; intellectual history of communication; media ethics; social movement theory; political communication; and ideology and political theory.
His dissertation research centers on the teachers’ movements of the last decade: specifically, how it has employed digital communication technologies, how it has been ported by dominant news media, and how it has been able to shift the overall public discourses on the role of education in society.
American Graduate School (Paris)
M.A., International Relations and Diplomacy
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
B.A., Political Science