Meet Our Researchers

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

Kristoffer Noheden

Kristoffer Noheden is an interdisciplinary scholar, whose research straddles art history, cinema studies, comparative literature, and esotericism studies. His main focus is surrealism across the art forms. Noheden's monograph, Surrealism, Cinema, and the Search for a New Myth (Palgrave Macmillan,... 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

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

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

Meet Our PhD Students

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

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

Tom Buurman

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

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

Jono Van Belle

Jono Van Belle is a PhD candidate at IMS at Stockholm University, Sweden, in cooperation with CIMS at Ghent University, Belgium. Her project aims to capture ... 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

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

Anna Hanchett

Anna's most pressing intellectual interests include fashion history and theory; feminist, gender and sexuality studies; fashion materiality; studies of corpo... Read more