Meet Our Researchers

Timothy Hutchings

Dr Hutchings is a sociologist and ethnographer of digital religion. His research explores new digital forms of authority, community and ritual, the relationship between online and offline activity, and the role of media technologies in social change. His PhD (Durham University, 2010) was an ethno... Read more

Patrick Vonderau

I am interested in media and cultural history, technology and social theory, and especially in understanding the multi-faceted relations between “media” and “industries” in their broad historical, aesthetical, theoretical, and technological contexts.

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

Anja Hirdman

Hirdman´s current research addresses how findings in neuroscience, cognition and affectstudies have contributed to our knowledge of how the human body processes words and pictures and allows us to relate to cultural and mediated representations. The understanding of this complex relationship betw... Read more

Paula von Wachenfeldt

My research interests revolve around the cultural expression of materiality and luxury culture and consumption. My studies have focused on the debates on luxury, its represenations in the media as well as the role of social media in the creation of the self. When investigating these issues I have... Read more

Meet Our PhD Students

James Losey

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

My current research is primarily concerned with digital media technologies, particularly the hardware, software, and interfaces of different streaming video ...
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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...
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Martin Karlsson

Martin's research is focused on the symbolic representation of reality in the media through history, and how it has and continues to express itself in forms ...
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Jonathan Rozenkrantz

Jonathan's research interests revolve around the relation between aesthetics, media technologies, and the theoretical discourses that emerge at their interse...
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Chiara Faggella

Chiara's research interests include contemporary history of Italian culture; history of dress and costume; material culture of fashion; fashion history; hist...
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