Miklos Sukosd

Miklos Sukosd

Associate Professor

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    Miklos Sukosd is a media researcher, sociologist and political scientist, associate professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Copenhagen. Previously he served as associate professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong. He had also worked as academic director of the Center for Media and Communication Studies at CEU (Central European University), where he also taught as associate professor of political science.

    Miklos served in major international media research and consultancy projects, including Chair of the COST A30 Action "East of West: Setting a New Central and Eastern European Media Research Agenda", and key expert and team leader in the European Union's "Independent Study on Indicators for Media Pluralism in the Member States". His research interests include media in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and China; and environmental communication. He has published over 20 books and many book chapters and journal articles. Miklos has an MA in sociology from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in political science from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has received several international research awards and fellowships (including Fulbright Fellowship at Columbia University; Japan Foundation Fellowship at the University of Tokyo; ACLS Research Scholarship at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.; and a General Research Fund grant, Hong Kong). He has also served as co-convenor of the research priority area  “Media and Communications in Transition Societies” at the University of Copenhagen. 

    Miklos is a participant in the PIN (People's Internet) project, supported by the Carlsberg Foundation. He is also a researcher of the Jean Monnet Network "Post-Truth Politics, Nationalism and the (De)Legitimation of European Integration" between 2020-2022. He also serves as co-director of the "European Culture and the Media" research group at CEMES (Center for Modern European Studies) at the University of Copenhagen.

    His recent books include

    - Valcke P., R. Picard and M. Sukosd (eds.). Media Pluralism and Diversity: Concepts, Risks and Global Trends. Basingstoke (UK), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 

    - Jakubowicz K. and M. Sukosd (eds.). Media, Nationalism and European Identities.Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2011. 

    - Dobek-Ostrowska B., M. Glowacki, K. Jakubowicz and M. Sukosd (eds.). Comparative Media Systems: European and Global Perspectives. Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2010. 

    - Jakubowicz K. and M. Sukosd (eds.). Finding the Right Place on the Map: Central and Eastern European Media Change in Global Perspective. Bristol: Intellect Books, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008.

    Primary research areas

    • political communication, media policy, media politics
    • media and communication in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and China
    • media systems,  media and the European Union, media and globalization
    • environmental communication

    Current research 

    • censorship in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and China in a comparative historical perspective 
    • challenges to media freedom and pluralism in Europe
    • right-wing populist parties and communication in Europe


    • 2020 fall: "Digital media and political communication: journalism, populism, fake news" (MA seminar), “Research design and empirical methods" (MA lecture course); "MA thesis writing seminar"; "Misinformation og demokrati" (BA/MA elective, co-teaching in Vincent F. Hendricks' course).
    • BA courses currently taught: “Film and media sociology”; “Media sociology and cultural analysis”; “Media, politics and the environment” (all seminars).
    • Master's courses recently taught: “Organizational and institutional analysis” (lecture course); "Fake news, fake worlds: media, populism and authoritarianism" (seminar); “Media and politics” (seminar); “Critical issues in journalism and global communications” (lecture course and seminars); “Environmental communication (seminar)”; “Media and nationalism (seminar)”; “Media and democracy” (seminar).


    • supervision areas: media sociology, media politics, political communication, digital media, media policy, environmental communication, gender and media, and other areas of media and communication research
    • supervised ca. 110 MA theses, several BA, and 3 PhD projects.

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