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

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 media as well as the role of social media in the creation of the self. Lately I have been investigating ... Read more

Andreas Widholm

Andreas Widholm is Associate Professor of journalism in the Department of Media Studies (IMS) at Stockholm University, Sweden. His research addresses the relationship between media, politics and culture with a particular focus on journalism and social media. This broad area includes studies of on... 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

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

Meet Our PhD Students

Sofia Lampropoulou

Sofia’s research interests lie primarily in history of dress and costume as well as in fashion theory; history of ancient Greek dress; concepts of myth and c... 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

Ole Johnny Fossås

Ole Johnny's PhD project focuses on Scandinavian industrial films commissioned by mining companies. Through combining methods of non-theatrical film research... 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

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

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

Saki Kobayashi

Saki's PhD dissertation will explore the concept “Swedish star” and the star-making mechanism in the 40s Swedish film industry with focus on five female Swed... 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