I am

Tiago Mata

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies of University College London.

In 2012-16 I was Principal Investigator of an European Research Council (ERC) funded project, “Economics in the Public Sphere”, leading a team of scholars in researching the communication of economic knowledge since 1945.

The two main subjects of my research are political movements in economics and the communication of economic knowledge and statistics. On the first subject, I have been mainly interested in the resurgence of the Left in 1960s and 1970s North America and how it enacted new ways to think the economy, expertise and social justice. On the second topic, I have studied the development of business magazines and how they straddle the worlds of print and management, accommodating transformations in American corporate capitalism. In addition to these interests, I have also written on social science methodology and the funding regimes of the social sciences.