Miyase Christensen is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Stockholm University and Guest 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.

She is Editor-in-Chief of "Popular Communication: International Journal of Media and Culture" and past Chair of the Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division of ICA. Christensen obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Christensen’s research is interdisciplinary in nature and comprises areas such as social theory perspectives on globalization processes and social change; environmental communication and climate change; technology, culture and identity; and, politics of popular communication. She serves on a number of international committees, editorial boards and is part of research networks.

In Spring 2015, the documentary film entitled "Cosmopolitanism" (which is associated with the project “Cosmopolitanism from the Margins” and for which, along with filmmaker Erik Gandini, funding through Film Institutet and Ander Foundation was acquired) involving Kofi Annan was finalized.

There will be a book and film launch (for the co-authored monograph Cosmopolitanism and the Media) and Gandini's film, taking place at Filmhuset on October 16, 2015.
 

Monographs

2015 (May) Christensen, Miyase and Jansson, A. Cosmopolitanism and the Media: Cartographies of Change, PalgraveMcMillan.

2009 Christensen, M. Connecting Europe: Politics of Information Society in the EU and Turkey, Istanbul: Bilgi University Press.

 

Books (edited)

2015 (in-press) Christensen, Miyase and Christensen, C. (eds), Understanding Media and Culture in Turkey: Structures, Spaces, Voices. London: Routledge.

2014 Jansson, A. and Christensen, Miyase. Media, Surveillance and Identity: Social Perspectives, Peter Lang Publishing.

2013 Christensen, M., Nilsson, A.and Wormbs, N. (eds.) Media and the Politics of Arctic Climate Change: When the Ice Breaks, PalgraveMcMillan.

2011 Christensen, Miyase, Jansson, A. and Christensen, C. (eds), Online Territories: Globalization, Mediated Practice and Social Space. NY: Peter Lang. 

2008/2009 Christensen, Miyase & Erdogan, Nezih. (eds) Shifting Landscapes: Film and Media in European Context, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (paperback version published in 2009).

 

Guest-Edited Journal Issues

2017 (forthcoming) “Postnormative Cosmopolitanism: Voice, Space, and Citizenship”,  doublespecial issue guest-edited by Christensen, Miyase and Jansson, A. International Communication Gazette .
2017 (forthcoming) “Mobile Elites: Sojourners, Dwellers and Homecomers”, special issue guest-edited by André Jansson and Christensen, M. European Journal of Cultural Studies.

Forthcoming "Environmental Themes and Popular Narratives " special issue guest-edited by Miyase Christensen, Larsen, K., Åberg, A. and Lidström, S.  Environmental Communication.

2014 (Oct-Dec issue) Christensen, Miyase and Titley, G. (guest editors) special issue entitled "Technology and the Question of Empowerment", Popular Communication: the International Journal of Media and Culture, 11(1).

2013 Burkart, P. and Christensen, Miyase (guest editors) special issue entitled “Geopolitics and the Popular”, Popular Communication: the International Journal of Media and Culture, 11(1).

2013 (July) Christensen, Miyase (guest editor), special issue entitled “New Media Geographies and the Middle East”, Television and New Media.

 

Research

Christensen’s main research areas reflect an interdisciplinary and international perspective. Her writing comprises of both academic publications and popular articles published in leading newspapers. Some recent examples are:


2014 Christensen, M. Robin, L. and Möller, N. “Climate Change Show and Tell”, Le Monde Diplomatique (Eng. Edition), November 2014.

2013 Christensen, M. Nilsson, A.E. and Wormbs, N. “Eyes on the ice”, Le Monde Diplomatique (Eng. Edition), November 2013.

 

Current Research Projects

"Arctic Governance and the Question of Fit in a Globalized World”, FORMAS (commenced May 2015-2018, Annika E. Nilsson and M. Christensen).

Cosmopolitanism from the Margins: Mediations of Expressivity, Social Space and Cultural Citizenship”,  (2013-present) (Project Chair M. Christensen – Co-Invs A. Jansson), VETENSKAPSRÅDET.

Kinetic Élites: The Mediatization of Social Belonging and Close Relationships among Mobile Class Fractions”, (2013-present) (Project Chair A. Jansson and Co-Invs Miyase Christensen), VETENSKAPSRÅDET.

“The Social Journalist: News Work and News Organizations in an Era of Networked Sociality” (2013-present) (C. Christensen, M. Djerf-Pierre and M. Christensen)

2014-2015, Coordinator of TheoryNord: Re-developing International Theories of Media and Migration in a Nordic Context -(Nordforsk); Nordic international network addressing migration and transnationalism.


By 2013, Christensen finalized two other three-year projects she took part in:

I.  Secure Spaces: Media, Consumption and Social Surveillance (with A. Jansson, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) focusing on cultural and everyday subjective dimensions of contemporary surveillance practices.

II.  Models, Media, and Arctic Climate Change (with Sverker Sörlin et al, funded by FORMAS,) focusing on mediatization and climate change. The overall objective of the project was to generate an understanding of how policymaking on issues such as the environment and sustainable development is influenced by the modeling of climate and ecological change on the one hand, and by the media coverage on the other.

 

Recent Publications (Selection)


Refereed Work (Journal Articles and Peer-reviewed Conf. papers 2013-2015)

2015 Christensen, Miyase and Titley, G. “Technology and the Question of Empowerment”, Popular Communication: the International Journal of Media and Culture, 11(1), pp. 202-207.

2015 Christensen, Miyase and Morley, D. “New Media, New Crises, New Theories?”, Popular Communication: the International Journal of Media and Culture, 11(1), pp. 208-222.

2015 Christensen, M. and Thor, T. “Postnormative Cosmopolitanism: Voice, Space, Citizenship”, ICA, San Juan 2015, Popular Communication Division.

2014 Christensen, M. and Jansson, A. “Complicit Surveillance, Interveillance and the Question of Cosmopolitanism: towards a Phenomenological Understanding of Mediatization”, New Media and Society, April.

2014 Christensen, M. “Sea Ice Minima and the News Coverage of Arctic Climate Change: Views From the USA, UK, and Sweden", ICA, Seattle 2014, Environmental Communication Division.

2014 Christensen, M. “Communicating through the Wall: Representations of Difference in Stockholm via Graffiti”, ICA, Seattle 2014, Popular Communication Division.

2013 Christensen, M. “TransNational Media Flows: Key Concepts and Debates”, International Journal of Communication, 7 (2013), 2400-2418.

2013 Burkart, P. and Christensen, Miyase  “Geopolitics and the Popular”, Popular Communication: the International Journal of Media and Culture, 11(1)

2013 Christensen, M. “New Media Geographies and the Middle East”, Television and New Media, vol. 14 no. 4 267-270.

2013 Christensen, M. and Christensen, C. “The Arab Spring as Meta-Event and Communicative Spaces”, Television and New Media., July 2013 vol. 14 no. 4 351-364.

2013 Christensen, M. "Politics of Race and Sexuality, and Moral Proximity: View from Sweden", ICA, London 2013, ERIC and Popular Communication Divisions.

2013 Christensen, M. "Internationalizing Popular Communication Research" , ICA, London 2013, Popular Communication Division.

2013 Christensen, M. “Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Europe”, ICA, London 2013, ERIC Division.


Book Chapters

2015 (in-press) Christensen, M. and Wormbs, N. “The Arctic in the Media”,  in Jennifer Newell, L. Robin and K. Wehner, Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change, University of Hawaii Press, pp. 153-168. (refereed book chapter).

2014 Christensen, M. “Technology, Place and Mediatized Cosmopolitanism” in Andreas Hepp and F. Krotz (eds) Mediatized Worlds: Culture and Society in a Media Age. NY: Palgrave-McMillan (refereed book chapter).

2014 Christensen, M. “Complicit Surveillance and Mediatized Geographies of Visibility” in André Jansson and M. Christensen (eds) Media, Surveillance and Identity: Social Perspectives. NY: Peter Lang, pp. 15-31.

2014 Jansson, A. and Christensen, M. “Introduction” in André Jansson and M. Christensen (eds) Media, Surveillance and Identity: Social Perspectives. NY: Peter Lang, pp. 1-12.

 

Conferences (2014-2015) 

Co-organization of international conference Global Fusions with Texas A&M, Oct 2015
  • Christensen, M. (respondant and chair) ”Global Research Methods”, 24 Oct 2015.
  • Christensen, M. (speaker) ”Fast Media and Slow Media on Global Climate Change”, 25 Oct 2015.
  • Christensen, M. (speaker) ”Post-Normative Cosmopolitanism”, 24 Oct 2015.
  • Invited talk ”Cosmopolitanism: where do we go from here?”, University of Vienna, 14 December 2015.

2015 Christensen, M. (Panel Convener and speaker), "Technology and the Question of Empowerment", 19-20 June, Uni of Westminster, London, Reframing Media/Cultural Studies.

2015 Christensen, M. (moderator and speaker), Roundtable "Environmental Science and Narratives in Popular Communication

2015 Invited talk delivered at the Plenary “Big Brothers and Little Sisters: Surveillance, Souveillance and Coveillance on the Internet”, Nordmedia 2015, Copenhagen, 14 August 2015.

2015 Invited talk delivered at the University of Texas at Austin, “Climate Change and the Media”, 20 January.

2014 Speech delivered at the international conference “Freedom of Information under Pressure”, Technical University of Vienna, Feb 2014.

2014, Keynote speech delivered at the international conference, “Multiculturalism: Where Do We Go from Here?, University of Sussex, March 2014.


Guest Positions

Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science (Dec 2012-Dec 2014).

 

Contact

Phone: +46(0)8-16 4441
E-mail: miyase@kth.se or miyase.christensen@ims.su.se