Hans-Jörg Trenz

Hans-Jörg Trenz

Guest researcher

Hans-Jörg Trenz is EURECO Professor for Modern European Studies with responsibilities both within CEMES (Centre for Modern European Studies) and at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication. He has a background in media and communication, political sociology and sociology of European integration with previous positions held in Norway, Germany and Italy. Hans-Jörg Trenz will offer regular courses on European Media and Public Sphere, European collective identities and European democracy and democratisation. He can be contacted for teaching and supervision on any related topic

Current research

For current academic activities in European Studies at CEMES, Center for Modern Euroepan Studies see


For current academic activities in European Studies at EURECO, University of Copenhagen see

http://eureco.ku.dk/english/about/ and www.eurochallenge.ku.dk/

For current research activities see my webprofile at www.eurochallenge.ku.dk/, www.arena.uio.no and www.reconproject.eu

Check also transsol.eu for transsol, European paths to transnational solidarity in times of crisis related research activities (Horizon 2020 grant)

Primary research areas: political communication, comparative media studies, journalism and news-making, public sphere, media and democracy

Teaching journalism, media institutions and organisations, media sociology, comparative media studies, political communication, transcultural communication

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Narrating European Society: Toward a Sociology of European Integration

    Trenz, Hans-Jörg, 2016, Lanham: Lexington Books. 209 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Europe's Prolonged Crisis: The Making or the Unmaking of a Political Union

    Trenz, Hans-Jörg (ed.), Ruzza, C. (ed.) & Guiraudon, V. (ed.), Jul 2015, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 298 p. (Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology).

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    The Internet and European Integration: Pro- and anti- EU debates in online news media

    Michailidou, A., Trenz, Hans-Jörg & de Wilde, P., 2014, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers. 250 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

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