Meet Our Researchers

Jan Olsson

Jan Olsson's primary research interests are historical reception and emerging media in a cross-cultural perspective. For a comprehensive account of research interst and key publications, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Olsson_(film_scholar)

Joel Frykholm

My primary research interest is early American cinema, including issues of industrial and cultural change, historic reception, and local film history. Recently I've been exploring the place of American popular culture in processes of cultural globalization, specifically looking at Hollywood's imp... Read more

Jörgen Skågeby

Skågeby works in areas where HCI, media studies, and informatics overlap. Specifcally, he is interested in the continuities and disruptions that can be explored in the relation between temporally separated media technologies and designs. Examples of such research areas are media archaeology, huma... Read more

Louise Wallenberg

I am Associate Professor of Fashion Studies at the Centre for Fashion Studies at IMS and I hold a PhD in Cinema Studies from Stockholm University (2002). My research has so far focused on issues dealing with gender, sexuality, class and ethnicity in cinema and fashion, as well as in organization ... Read more

Magnus Danielson

My research centers around power and professional identity within the field of journalism. I am interested in how configurations of power between journalism and its objects are established and maintained. My main method is narrative analysis by means of which constructions of meaning and formatio... Read more

Paula von Wachenfeldt

My research interests revolve around the cultural expression of materiality and luxury culture and consumption. In my publications I have addressed the debate on luxury, its representations in the media as well as the role of social media in the creation of the self. These issues have been examin... Read more

Meet Our PhD Students

Katerina Linden

Katya is working on a dissertation focused on death online in contemporary Russia, investigating the role of memory, forgetting and the connective presence o... Read more

Linn Lönroth

My PhD project focuses on the supporting cast/minor characters in 1930s and '40s Hollywood comedy. In particular, my focus is on the scene stealing acts, com... Read more

Gert Jan Harkema

I am a doctoral student at the Department of Media Studies (Cinema Studies). In my research I try to describe what the earliest cinema audiences (from 1895 t... Read more

Olivia Eriksson

Olivia’s research centers around the moving image within an art context. Research interests include the construction of space and questions of migration and ... Read more

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith is a PhD Candidate in Media Studies at Stockholm University. She received her MA in Cinema Studies from Stockholm University in 2010 and undergr... Read more

Chris Baumann

Chris Baumann's current research is primarily concerned with digital media technologies, particularly the hardware, software, and interfaces of different str... Read more

Sara Skillen

Particular areas of research interest include mid-late twentieth century design, particularly history of dress and costume, and the material culture of fashi... Read more

James Losey

James has eight years experience in public policy and over ten years researching the intersection of information, technology and power. He is currently a PhD... Read more

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