We focus on the study of media, society and culture. Our research addresses media and communication structures and processes in modern life. We research television, film, print media, advertising, online media and mobile technologies, within the context of politics, society and culture.
The department has international expertise in four areas:
- democracy, participation and social media
- gender, health and society
- audiences and popular culture
- children and digital media
Projects are funded by organisations such as The Swedish Research Council and the EU. We are part of networks and collaborative projects in the Nordic countries, Europe and worldwide. Researchers work with public service and commercial media, policy and production sectors, and NGOs.
Courses are taught in Swedish and English on a range of specialisms for undergraduate and postgraduate students. There is a lively research culture, with an established doctoral programme, visiting researchers, regular international seminar series, conferences and events.
For more information about research at the department please see the individual home pages of the staff members.