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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.

Lauren Downing Peters Photo: Unknown

Stoutwear and the Discourses of Disorder

In her dissertation, Lauren Downing Peters, examines how fashion media discourses created the conditions through which the fat, female body was both known and constructed within the context of the early large-size garment industry in the United States, or what between the years 1915 and 1930 was known as “stoutwear.”

Anu Kantola Photo: Linda Tammisto, University of Helsinki

In the mood for power: Media, emotions and power

Anu Kantola, Guest Professor at Stockholm University, gave a Public Lecture on April 10. The event was organized and sponsored by the Leading Research Environment and addressed the meaning of emotions in mediated performances of power and social change.

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How The Academy Awards became an international phenomenon

Media and fashion were the most important factors in turning The Academy Awards into the international phenomenon that it is today. This according to a new study from the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University.

Charles Bridge, Prague Photo: Julof67 © 2011 Mostphotos

ICA Pre-Conference: Global Media and Human Rights in Prague

Between 23-24 May an ICA Pre-Conference on Global Media and Human Rights will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, organized by the Leading Research Environment at The Department of Media Studies.

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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.

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