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Department of Media Studies

The Department of Media Studies at Stockholm university offers courses and conduct research in journalism, media, communication, fashion and cinema studies.

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Cinema Studies

The Department of Media Studies is seeking for a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Cinema Studies. Please apply no later than 15 November 2017. 

Brenda Photo: Unknown

VIDEO: What's it like to study Media and Communication Studies? Ask me!

My name is Brenda, and I studied the Master’s Programme in Media and Communication studies at the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University. If you have any questions, email me, and I will do my best to answer your questions.

‘Street Art is Boring’. Photo: Tindra Thor © London, November 2015

The reciprocal city: Performing solidarity—Mediating space through street art and graffiti

The latest issue of the International Communication Gazette tackles the pressing political - cultural questions of the past few years and also includes an article by professor and guest-editor Miyase Christensen, co-written by doctoral student Tindra Thor.

Professor Kari Andén-Papadopoulos Photo: James Losey

Producing Image Activism

The Symposium Producing image activism after the Arab uprisings took place at Filmhuset between September 6 and 8, 2017.

Emmy-nominated journalist Safa Al Ahmad in the capital of Yemen, Sanaa. Photo: Self-portrait

“It takes generations to make a revolution”

“There was no appreciation of how long it would take to remove a dictator. It’s not just one event that makes a revolution,” says Emmy-nominated Saudi journalist Safa Al Ahmad. She is critical of how Western and Arab news media have depicted the Arab uprisings. She visited Sweden last week as part of a conference at Stockholm University.

Donald Trump Photo: Gage Skidmore © 2011 Flickr CC

"Trump Keeps His Promise - And Delivers Hate"

"Those who voted for Trump got exactly what they voted for. There was no false advertising", professor Christian Christensen, Stockholm University, stated on Wednesday.

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"Trump's silence after the London mosque attack speaks volumes"

On Tuesday professor Christian Christensen commented the absence of Trump tweets after the mosque attack in London.

Tahrir square Photo: Unknown

Producing Image Activism after the Arab Uprisings

Between September 6-8, 2017 Stockholm University hosts a symposium that aims to explore the different facets of a growing global activist image industry with a particular focus on the Arab world.

Christian Christensen

Right-wing provocateurs pretend they are being silenced

"It’s hard to sympathise when arch-capitalists such as Bill O’Reilly, Katie Hopkins and Sean Hannity find themselves at the receiving end of corporate savagery", Christian Christensen wrote in The Guardian.

Ambulance Photo: Baloncici © Mostphotos 2016

Repeated stream of violent images plays into terrorists hands

Professor of journalism Christian Christensen, Stockholm University, is critical to the constant display of violent footage on tv news and social media.

Strasbourg, France: Covers of international newspapers Photo: Ifeelstock © 2015 Mostphotos

Daily Mail and Daily Express often hostile towards newcomers

"The U.K. press, with its right-wing papers like the Daily Mail and Daily Express, often shows a marked hostility toward newcomers", writes professor Miyase Christensen in the World Policy Journal after having examined the spread of xenophobic and racist values in Western news. 

Blomsterhav efter terrordåd Publicerad: 20170409 Foto: Magnus Fyhr © Mostphotos

Why rightwingers want Sweden to ‘fail’

"Of course Sweden isn’t perfect, but those who love to portray it as teeming with terrorists (...) are just cynical hypocrites", wrote professor Christian Christensen one week after the terror attack.

Fataneh Farahani gives the opening keynote at “A Second Home”, March 8, 2017. Photo: Martin Karlsson

Where is home?

Fataneh Farahani, Associate Professor at Stockholm University’s Department of Ethnology, Gender Studies and History of Religions, gave the opening keynote at the Global Media Café "A Second Home: Mediating Borders and Hospitality" on March 8, 2017.

Christian Christensen

'Last night in Sweden' was a figment of Trump's Fox News-inspired imagination

Read Professor Christian Christensen op-ed article in the Guardian about Trump's speech referring to 'Last night in Sweden'.

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VIDEO: Populism and the dangers of anti-liberal communication

Watch the recorded public lecture with professor Silvio Waisbord, George Washington University, from last Wednesday.

Immigrants with Swedish flag Photo: Folmer © 2013 Mostphotos

Hard to stop circulation of fake news

– Once the rumour has been spread there is no point in trying to deny it, said Christian Christensen Professor in Journalism, Stockholm University, to the French newspaper Le Monde, regarding the false reports that have been spread by Conservative media abroad.

Silvio Waisbord Photo: Svante Emanuelli © 2016

Trump’s populism threatens freedom of the press

American professor Silvio Waisbord is currently visiting JMK where he will give a public talk about the new media landscape in the US.

Donald J. Trump new USA president TV news Photo: ifeelstock © 2016

Professor attacks incoming US President

“People should not respect the President simply because the President holds the position", writes professor Christian Christensen, in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Foto: Telefónica in Deutschland © 2012 Flickr CC

Dissertation about Uppdrag granskning to be presented

On November 25 Magnus Danielson will present his dissertation "The investigating power" about SVT's TV programme Uppdrag granskning.

Paula von Wachenfeldt, Head of studies at the Centre for Fashion studies Photo: Anna-Karin Landin

Fashion research in focus

Luxury and sustainability in the clothing industry were two of the topics on the agenda when the Global Fashion Conference was organized at Stockholm University 20-21 October.

Meet our researchers