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.


About the research

Annette Hill is programme leader for the Msc in Media and Communication, an international postgraduate programme that attracts over 500 applications per year for around 30 places. For more information see and the links for the Msc programme. She teaches postgraduate courses on Media Audiences, Media and Participation, and media and communication methods, as well as running the postgraduate thesis course and supervising postgraduate research.

She is currently supervising Zaki Habibi who is researching creative communities in South East Asian cities, using visual methods and participatory research. At Lund, she has supervised Joanna Doona who researched audience engagement with political comedy, and Sanchari De who researched bloggers in the Shahbag movement in Bangladesh. Hill has supervised twelve doctoral students as first and second supervisor, and has examined over fifteen doctoral dissertations as external and internal examiner in the UK, Sweden and Australia.


Books (7)
Editorships (2)
Articles (14)
Book chapters (30)
Conference contributions (1)
Reports (2)
Reviews (1)
Supervision at Lund University (1)

Research portal (Lund University)


Annette Hill

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

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