Meet Our Researchers

John Sundholm

Most of the research focus on memory studies and on minor cinemas. The work on memory studies deals with theoretical and methodological issues; cultural trauma and national victimhood, and with questions regarding nationalist historiography. The research on minor cinemas has for the most part bee... Read more

Nadi Tofighian

My research interests include colonial history, early cinema, documentary and ethnographic film, postcolonial theory, and Southeast Asia. My current project ‘Let the American Show You’: Cinema in U.S. Colonial Territories, 1898-1919 examines how U.S. government institutions and private film comp... 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

Ester Pollack

Pollack’s research covers three different fields: media and crime, journalism's role in the history of politics and political communication. Media and crime concerns the relationships between crime journalism and criminal policy, the interplay between several of society’s institutions, with symb... 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

Kari Andén-Papadopoulos

Min forskning berör en rad olika forskningsfält, framför allt visuella kulturstudier, American studies, medier och globalisering, nyhetsjournalistik, politisk kommunikation samt kris- och konfliktkommunikation. Den omfattar också ett brett spektrum av olika medietyper såsom dagspress, populärpres... Read more

Meet Our PhD Students

Annika Wickman

Annika Wickman's PhD dissertation, “Film in the Service of the Armed Forces: Military training films in Swedish military education 1920–1939,” examines the e... Read more

Martin Karlsson

Martin's research deals with the representation of political protests in television news from a historical perspective. The intention is to understand how te... Read more

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

Helena Hägglund

Helena’s research interests surround the relationship between media and migration, social movement activism, protest and new media technologies. 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

Mats Carlsson

My dissertation work aims at disclosing the intertwined and shared characteristics of film and money. I will examine how money is represented primarily, but ... Read more

Jonathan Rozenkrantz

Jonathan's research interests revolve around how media techniques and technologies condition aesthic and conceptual expressions. He is particularly intereste... Read more

Rebecca Bengtsson

Rebecca's research explores how, in predefined places and distinct moments in time, the interaction between refugee migration and visual representation takes... Read more

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