Marco T. Bastos

I joined the Department of Sociology at City, University of London in 2016 after a decade of shuttling between London, Sao Paulo, and the East and West coasts of the U.S.

At City, University of London I investigate the cross-effects between online and offline social networks and lead the modules SGM307 Media & Communication Theories and SGM302 Research Workshops.

Before coming to City I held appointments in the Department of Environmental Sciences & Policy at the University of California at Davis, the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, and the Department of Journalism and Publishing at the University of Sao Paulo.

I hold a PhD and a MSc. in Communication Sciences from the University of Sao Paulo and a PhD (ABD) in Cultural Anthropology from Goethe University Frankfurt. My undergraduate work focused on the history of Brazilian press at the State University of Sao Paulo.

My research lies at the crossroads between computational social science and internet studies. I'm an affiliate of the Duke University's Network Analysis Center and the UC Davis Data Science Initiative.

My research agenda is motivated by sociological aspects of digital media, and substantively by the cross-effects between online and offline social networks. I'm particularly interested in the conflicting ecosystem of print and digital news and the geography of protest communication. 

I am trained in qualitative and quantitative methods and my work relies on for statistical computing and visualization. Portuguese is my mother tongue and I am fluent in English, Spanish and German.

My research has appeared in leading journals in the fields of communication and information sciences and I'm grateful for the generous support I have received from the NSF, FAPESP, Alßan Programme of the European Commission, CNPq, and CAPES.