Miyase Christensen (Ph.D. the University of Texas at Austin) is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Stockholm University and Affiliated Professor at the Department of Philosophy and History of Technology, Science and Environment, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. Christensen is Director of Leading Environment in Global Media Studies and Politics of Mediated Communication at the Dept. Media Studies, Stockholm University.

Christensen is the Associate Editor of Annals of the International Communication Association and Annals of Crosscuts: Stockholm Environmental Film Festival, of which she is the co-founder. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of Popular Communication: International Journal of Media and Culture and as Chair of the Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division of ICA. Her previous posts also include Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE London School of Economic and Guest Professor at KTH the Royal Institute of Technology.

Currently, Christensen serves as the Chair of the International Communication Association's Sustainability Committee and a member of the the Global Arctic Mission Council of the Arctic Circle Assembly.

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Research Interests

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 climate change. She has experience in directing and participating in large national and international projects and in leadership-management and consultancy roles. She serves on a number of international committees, editorial boards and is part of research networks related with her areas of expertise.

Prof. Christensen is interested in taking part in/supervising projects that address themes and topics such as social theory and cosmopolitanism; geopolitics and mediation; environmental humanities and visual humanities; urban communication; social perspectives on technology use (e.g. surveillance studies); climate change and the Anthropocene; Arctic studies; and, politics of popular communication at large.

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Pågående forskning

Christensen is currently conducting research on European science diplomacy; Arctic geopolitics and the media; environmental communication; and, environmental themes in popular communication. She is also co-organizing the second Crosscuts: Stockholm Environmental Film Festival. A list of her ongoing and finalized funded projects are listed below.


2017-2021 “Inventing a Shared Science Diplomacy for Europe” granted EUR 2 499 861,25 under Horizon 2020-EU. - Promote coherent and effective cooperation with third countries. Coordinator: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS. Christensen’s WP: Environmental Change Communication as a Problem of Diplomacy” (with N. Wormbs as WPL of “Environment: Monitoring as an Arena for Science Diplomacy).

2018 “Crosscuts Stockholm Environmental Film Festival” granted 498 000SEK by FORMAS.

2015-2019 "Arctic Governance and the Question of Fit in a Globalized World”, granted 5,6 million SEK by FORMAS (Annika E. Nilsson and Miyase Christensen).

2015-2017 “The Social Journalist: News Work and News Organizations in an Era of Networked Sociality” granted 2,7 million SEK by the Swedish Research Council FAS (C. Christensen, Miyase Christensen and M. Djerf Pierre).

2012-2016 “Cosmopolitanism from the Margins: Mediations of Expressivity, Social Space and Cultural Citizenship”, (Director Miyase Christensen) granted 5,8 million SEK by VETENSKAPSRÅDET.

2013-2015 “Kinetic Élites: The Mediatization of Social Belonging and Close Relationships among Mobile Class Fractions”, (2012-2015) (A. Jansson and Miyase Christensen) granted 5,8 million SEK by VETENSKAPSRÅDET.

2008-2013 “Secure Spaces: Media, Consumption and Social Surveillance” (2009-2013) granted 2,6 million SEK by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (A. Jansson and Miyase Christensen)

2009-2013 “Models, Media, and Arctic Climate Change: Understanding the Interface between Sustainability Policies and Modeling of Climate and Ecosystems” granted 5,9 million SEK by the Swedish Research Council FORMAS (Dir: Sverker Sörlin).

2008-2010 “Media and Community Research Group” (2008-2010) research platform granted 140,000 SEK by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Miyase Christensen, A. Jansson and C. Christensen).

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