Global Media Studies and the Politics of Mediated Communication

Leading Research Environment

Research conducted at the Journalism and Media-Communication Studies (JMK) Division of the Department of Media Studies (IMS) revolves around questions related with global media forms and cultures, and political aspects of mediated communication from critical and societal perspectives. In addition, our research on globalization and media is interdisciplinary and critical, aspiring to combine theoretical finesse with innovative scholarship. Global Media Studies, which constitutes the first thematic area of the LRE is an area in which JMK excels nationally-internationally. Equally significant are expressive cultures and cross-cultural social movements as well as broader concerns with the globalization of formats and styles, media technology, and narrative forms, often including a critical interrogation of visual dimensions of these forms and practices. In addition to analyses of media globalization and transnational news, our research comprises of cosmopolitanism, war and conflict; identity and politics; global media events, media witnessing, cultural diversity and geography; climate change and the media; technology and society; critical geopolitics and popular communication; representation and the media; and, audiences and consumption.

Another, historically prominent, research focus is on the politics of mediated communication including studies of the societal roles played by the news media; power relationships between politicians and journalists; the politics of news reporting; surveillance, social movements; political communication and PR; gender and diversity; media in historical and contemporary conflicts; and, how media narratives and social media negotiate emotions and existential issues. In much of this work, national and international media representations, with a focus on the visual as well as textual elements, are a continuing theme.

A central concern of research conducted under the rubrics of Global Media Studies and Politics of Mediated Communication is to produce innovative, meaningful, cutting-edge research that significantly contributes to the field by way of promoting social perspectives. In the larger departmental context (with Cinema and Fashion Studies), the LRE embodies an even greater potential to enhance what is already a vibrant, productive and increasingly well-known component of Stockholm University.

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Title Duration Members
The Hybridization of Political Communication 2022 - 2024 Mattias Ekman, Andreas Widholm
Eyewitness video and human rights rights practice 2021 - 2025 Kari Andén-Papadopoulos
Diversity Management as Innovation in Journalism 2021 - 2023 Greta Gober
Just Information. Information Inequality in a Global Perspective 2019 - 2023 Alexa Robertson
“Inventing a Shared Science Diplomacy for Europe” 2019 - 2021 Miyase Christensen, Nina Wormbs
When sexualized violence becomes part of your job description. 2018 - 2020 Greta Gober
“Crosscuts Stockholm Environmental Film Festival” 2018 - 2019 Miyase Christensen
The Worlds of Cultural Journalism 2016 - 2019 Kristina Riegert, Anna Roosvall, Andreas Widholm
Arctic Governance and the Question of Fit in a Globalized World 2016 - 2019 Tom Buurman Matheus, Miyase Christensen, Annika E. Nilsson
Screening Protest 2015 - 2018 Karin Becker, Luiza Chiroiu, Diana-Andreea Grecu, Martin Karlsson, Martin Karlsson, Ola Lopatynska, Alexa Robertson
Resistance-by-recording 2015 - 2018 Kari Andén-Papadopoulos
"Arctic Governance and the Question of Fit in a Globalized World” 2015 - 2019 Miyase Christensen, Annika E. Nilsson
PR, politics and democracy 2014 - 2016 Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack
Organized Crime on the Agenda 2014 - 2017 Janne Flyghed, Anita Heber, Ester Pollack
“Cosmopolitanism from the Margins" 2013 - 2017 Miyase Christensen, Andre Jansson, Tindra Thor
“Kinetic Élites" 2012 - 2015 Miyase Christensen
Nordic Research Network in Digital Visuality 2011 - 2014 Karin Becker
I-Witnessing 2011 - 2013 Kari Andén-Papadopoulos
The Nature and Impact of the Arabic Blogosphere: What Kind of Publics? 2010 - 2012 Kristina Riegert
Changing Places 2010 - 2014 Karin Becker
Mediating local and global events through screen practices in public space 2010 - 2014 Karin Becker, Andreas Widholm
“Models, Media, and Arctic Climate Change" 2009 - 2013 Miyase Christensen, Ralf Döscher, Annika E. Nilsson, Sverker Sörlin, Nina Wormbs
Nordic Research Network in Journalism Studies 2009 - 2012 Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack
Media and European Identity 2009 - 2010 Kristina Riegert
“Secure Spaces" 2009 - 2013 Miyase Christensen, Andre Jansson
Europe as Other 2008 - 2010 Alexa Robertson
“Media and Community Research Group” 2008 - 2010 Miyase Christensen, Christian Christensen, Andre Jansson

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