Media studies

Section of Media Studies studies the role of media in culture, politics and society, including the social and cultural changes brought about by the commercialization, globalization and digitalization of media.

We are particularly interested in topics such as media and power, media and popular culture, news and journalism, social media, communication across platforms, visual communication, political communication, and media policy and regulation.

Section of Media Studies brings together scholars from the humanities and the social sciences who share an interest in theoretical approaches such as mediatization, datafication and individualization. Empirically we apply both quantitative and qualitative methods as well as current and historical perspectives. Section members especially teach at the BA-, MA- and elective programs in Film and Media Studies.
































































Name Title Phone E-mail
Chemnitz, Esther Research Assistant +4535336618 E-mail
Christensen, Christa Lykke Associate Professor +4535328116 E-mail
Hjarvard, Stig Professor +4535328113 E-mail
Jerslev, Anne Professor +4535328111 E-mail
Johansen, Mikkel Bækby PhD Fellow +4535332356 E-mail
Kristensen, Nete Nørgaard Professor +4535329361 E-mail
Marquart, Franziska Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535336017 E-mail
McCrow-Young, Ally Postdoc +4535330517 E-mail
Menke, Manuel Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535333526 E-mail
Mortensen, Mette Professor +4535329181 E-mail
Neumayer, Christina Associate Professor +4535333467 E-mail
Shapovalova, Valentyna PhD Fellow +4535334252 E-mail
Skytte, Maria Mørch Brinkmann PhD Fellow +4535334207 E-mail
Søndergaard, Henrik Associate Professor +4535328128 E-mail
Sükösd, Miklós Áron Associate Professor +4535331324 E-mail


Is there a particular ”Nordicness”?


The 2020 volume of Nordic Journal of Media Studies addresses the very title of the journal. Is there such a thing as a particular “Nordicness” is the challenging question which this issue poses.

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Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 11:00-12:30
Section meeting: Aggression and hate speech against (media) scholars
More information will follow.
Organiser: Manuel

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 12:00-16:30
Section seminar: What is media studies II?
In Dec. 2019, section of media studies had its first What is media studies seminar? Since then, the section has grown and developed a lot, and at this year’s What is media studies II?-seminar, we continue our discussions of our media studies identity and profile within the broader field of communication.
Organisers: Nete, Christina, Manuel

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 10:00-13:00
Section seminar: Media engagement
This section meeting is dedicated to a research seminar with Professor Annette Hill (Dept. of Communication and Media, Lund University). Annette Hill will present her current work ‘Parameters of Media Engagement’, co-authored with Professor Emeritus Peter Dahlgren. In the work, Hill and Dahlgren offer a model for theorizing media engagement through a matrix of five parameters across multiple media contexts, motivations, modalities, intensities, and consequences. The presentation will draw on a recent article published in Media Theory as well as a forthcoming monograph related to Media Engagement.
Organiser: Ally

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 9:30-21:00
One-day research seminar with Section of Film Studies and Creative Media Industries and Section of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums
Location: Arbejdermuseet/The Workers Museum.
At this seminar the three sections will 1) introduce the research profile and ongoing research of each section and 2) have themed discussion about “Democracy, the public (’offentlighed’) and public service” and “Value creation/legitimacy of culture, media and film”.
Organisers: Nete, Eva Novrup and Nanna Kann-Rasmussen

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 9:00-13:00
Section seminar: Feminist media studies
This section meeting is dedicated to a research seminar with Professor Rosalin Gill (City University of London) on feminist media studies. Rosalin Gill’s talk will focus on two main questions: What does it mean to study media from a feminist angle and how has feminist media studies developed during the recent decade? The talk will also include Rosalin Gill’s current work on a book titled Feeling Judged based on a new study of young women’s lives on social media.
Organisers: Anne and Valentyna

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