Meet Our Researchers

Karin Becker

Becker’s research centers on visual media forms and practices. Her work has included studies of documentary photography and photojournalism, of vernacular photography as practiced by amateurs, and of artistic and performative practices in public space. Critical visual ethnography has been a centr... Read more

Paula von Wachenfeldt

My research interests revolve around the textual and visual communication of fashion and its effects on the consumer behaviour. In my publications I have addressed the debate on luxury, its representations in media as well as the role of social media in the creation of self. I have been investiga... Read more

Anu Koivunen

My research centres on Finnish cinema and television history as well as the construction of gender, nation and sexuality in audiovisual culture. For a decade, the main focus of my research has been the cultural construction of emotions and affects in the public sphere, and the metatheoretical que... Read more

Miyase Christensen

Christensen’s research is interdisciplinary in nature. The areas she has researched and written about over the past two decades range from the political economy of communications and infrastructure to innovation policy to geopolitics, social shaping of technology, environmental communication and ... Read more

Bo Florin

Florins forskning har huvudsakligen ägnats den svenska stumfilmstiden. Ett RJ-projekt om Sjöström i Hollywood har resulterat i boken Transition and Transformation. Victor Sjöström in Hollywood 1923-1930 (AUP 2013). För närvarande arbetar han även tillsammans med Patrick Vonderau på en studie krin... Read more

Louise Wallenberg

I am 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 and manage... Read more

Meet Our PhD Students

Linn Lönroth

My PhD project is an archival study into the histories of character actors in Hollywood during the classical era. In particular, it focuses on the shifting d... 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

Helena Almqvist Hägglund

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

Martin Karlsson

Martin is particularly interested in the forms and conditions of politics in media through history, and what can and should be expressed during different per... Read more

Saki Kobayashi

Saki's PhD dissertation will study the stardom of Viveca Lindfors, arguably the largest female star in the 1940s Swedish cinema. Through analysing Lindfors' ... Read more

Tom Buurman Matheus

Former Radio Netherlands Worldwide journalist who ended up doing reseearch on media and the environment. Ba. in journalism from the Windesheim University of ... Read more