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Annette Hill is a Professor of Media and Communication at Lund University, Sweden, and Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster, UK. Her research focuses on audiences and popular culture, with interests in media engagement, everyday life, genres, production studies and cultures of viewing. She is the author of seven books, and many articles and book chapters which address varieties of engagement with reality television, news and documentary, television drama, entertainment formats, live events and sports entertainment, film violence, media ethics.

Her most recent book is Reality TV: Key Ideas (Routledge 2015). Other books include Paranormal Media (Routledge 2011), Restyling Factual TV (2007), Reality TV (2005), The Television Studies Reader (with Robert C Allen 2003), TV Living (with David Gauntlett 1999), and Shocking Entertainment (1997). Her next book is Media Experiences (Routledge 2017).

She is the programme leader for the Msc in Media and Communication.

Research

About the research

Annette Hill is a Professor of Media and Communication at Lund University, Sweden, and Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster, UK. Her research focuses on audiences and popular culture, with interests in media engagement, everyday life, genres, production studies and cultures of viewing. She is the author of seven books, and many articles and book chapters in journals and edited collections, which address varieties of engagement with reality television, news and documentary, television drama, entertainment formats, live events and sports entertainment, film violence and media ethics.

 

Her most recent book is Reality TV: Key Ideas (Routledge 2015). Other books include Paranormal Media (Routledge 2011), Restyling Factual TV (2007), Reality TV (2005), The Television Studies Reader (with Robert C Allen 2003), TV Living (with David Gauntlett 1999), and Shocking Entertainment (1997). Her next book is Media Experiences (Routledge 2017).

 

Her research has been funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, The Swedish Research Council, Riksbanken Jubileumsfond, Economic and Social Research Council, British Film Institute, the Office of Communications and former regulatory bodies the Independent Television Commission, and the Broadcasting Standards Commission, Channel Four, and the Media Management and Transition Center, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. She was Research Director of the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster and managed the submissions with colleagues in media, art and design, and music to the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 which resulted in the No 1 ranking for media in Britain and the No 1 ranking for art in London. She has served on the Danish Research Council, The Swedish Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council Knowledge Transfer Panel, and has been an Executive Board Member of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), and the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA).

 

Recent projects include Media Experiences, a big picture project that pieces together the puzzle that is being an audience today. A broad research question includes how do producers create experiences and how do audiences actually engage with these experiences? The project is funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (6.3 million Swedish Kroner), in collaboration with production company Endemol Shine, and includes a team of eight people from assistants to post doctoral researchers, consultants and experts working over a period of three years (2013-2016).

Publications

Books (6)
Editorships (2)
Articles (10)
Book chapters (24)
Conference contributions (1)
Reports (2)
Reviews (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Teaching

Annette Hill

Professor
Media and Communication Studies
Department of Communication and Media

Contact information

E-mail annette.hillkom.luse

Phone +46 46 222 88 80

Mobile +46 76 790 41 37

Room SOL:A212

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 117, 221 00, Lund

Internal post code 20