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
Christensen, Christa Lykke Associate professor +45 353-28116 E-mail
Hjarvard, Stig Professor +45 353-28113 E-mail
Jerslev, Anne Professor +45 353-28111 E-mail
Johansen, Mikkel Bækby PhD fellow +45 353-32356 E-mail
Kristensen, Nete Nørgaard Professor +45 353-29361 E-mail
Lassen, Julie Mejse Münter Research assistant +45 353-33934 E-mail
Liisberg, Kasper Bering Part-time lecturer +45 353-28127 E-mail
Marquart, Franziska Postdoc +45 353-36017 E-mail
McCrow-Young, Ally Postdoc +45 353-30517 E-mail
Menke, Manuel Assistant professor, tenure track +45 353-33526 E-mail
Mortensen, Mette Professor +45 353-29181 E-mail
Neumayer, Christina Associate professor +45 353-33467 E-mail
Skytte, Maria Mørch Brinkmann PhD fellow +45 353-34207 E-mail
Søndergaard, Henrik Associate professor +45 353-28128 E-mail
Sükösd, Miklós Áron Associate professor +45 353-31324 E-mail
Trenz, Hans-Jörg Professor +45 353-28160 E-mail


New book: Rethinking Cultural Criticism: New Voices in the Digital Age


Nete Nørgaard Kristensen and co-editors Unni From (University of Aarhus) and Helle Kannik Haastrup (University of Copenhagen) publish the international edited book with Palgrave MacMillan.

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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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January 1, 2021
The section welcomes a new colleague, postdoc Franziska Marquart
 to be part of Nete Nørgaard Kristensen’s H2020-projekt INVENT.

Tuesday January 12, 2021, 14.00-15.30
Section meeting
Professor Nete Nørgaard Kristensen  and professor Mette Mortensen present their joint research about The memefication of political leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday February 23, 2021, 13.00-14.30
Section meeting
Associate professor Stine Lomborg from DICO/COMM presents her DFF- and ERC-projects on “Datafied Living”.

March 1, 2021
The section welcomes a new colleague, Matthias Hoffmann, to be part of Christina Neumeyer’s VolkswagenStiftung projekt, ProDem.

Tuesday March 16, 2021, 11.00-12.30
Section seminar
David Buckingham, Emeritus Professor of Media and Communications at Loughborough University, gives a talk on “Media and cultural education in the age of digital capitalism”. Read more

Tuesday April 20, 2021, 11.00-12.30
Section meeting
Postdoc Ally McCrow-Young presents her ongoing research on media policy related to the Christchurch shooting and Facebook livestreaming. 

Tuesday May 18, 2021, 11.00-12.30
Section meeting
Topic to be announced

June 10, 2021
Joint research seminar with Section of Film and Creative Media Industries and Section of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum.

Tuesday June 15, 2021, 11.00-12.30
Section meeting
Mikkel Bækby Johansen presents his ongoing PhD-research on Intellectuals in the digital age,

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