Meet Our Researchers

Sven Ross

Ross’ research has mainly focused on media and social class. First, the class structure of the content of Swedish television was analyzed through content analysis. The main finding was a typical pattern of middle class dominance and symbolic annihilation of working class characters (Ross 1988). S... Read more

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

Jonathan Rozenkrantz

Based on media archaeological perspectives and an investment in both media theory and media history, Jonathan's research revolves around the relation between audiovisual expressions, their media conditions, and the imaginaries surrounding media technologies. His research is particularly focused o... Read more

Maaret Koskinen

At present Koskinen is working on a book with professor Louise Wallenberg, which brings international scholars from different disciplines within the Humanities together with practitioners in film, theatre and television production, in order to explore what theory and practice can ‘do’ for each ot... Read more

Klas Nyberg

Klas Nyberg is an economic historian and researcher in the field of textile history, consumption history and material culture. He has published numerous books, including Till salu. Stockholms textila handel och manufaktur 1722-1846; Kommers. Historiska handelsformer i Norden under 1700- och 1800-... 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

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

Paulina Rydén

My primary interests are fashion history; fashion and materiality; sustainability; and concepts of myth within the fashion industry. Read more

Anna Hanchett

My most pressing intellectual interests include fashion history and theory; feminist, gender and sexuality studies; fashion and materiality; studies of corpo... 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

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

Leo Hansson Nilson

My PhD project will attempt to theorize the "algorimage," or the abundant, algorithmically, circulating digital images we interface with on social media plat... Read more

Esmé Fransen

Esmé’s PhD project focuses on the phenomenon of the lesbian icon and her contradictory position - simultaneously relying on and denying queer female visibili... Read more