Professor Chris Atton

Professor Chris Atton Mail
Edinburgh Napier University

Chris Atton is a Professor of Media and Culture in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University. He was awarded his PhD in 1999 with a study of the British alternative press. He also holds an MA in Latin Studies from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester. His teaching includes cultural theory, genre theory, audience studies and research methods. His research is primarily interested in popular culture that is produced by 'ordinary', non-professional writers and editors. He has written four books as well as numerous articles and book chapters. His most recent book is Alternative Journalism (Sage, 2008, with James F. Hamilton).