Person

Joanna Doona

Associate Senior Lecturer

  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Department of Communication and Media

Deputy Head of Department

  • Department of Communication and Media

Contact information

E-mail joanna.doonakom.luse

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 117, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

I am associate senior lecturer in media and communication studies, after gaining my doctoral degree in 2016. My doctoral thesis Political comedy engagement: genre work, political identity and cultural citizenship earned the prize of best Swedish PhD dissertation in media and communication studies (for the period of 2015-2016). At the moment I am reworking it for publication with the Swedish publishing company Studentlitteratur.

Since 2016 I have been working in teaching, research and administration. In July 2017 I received funding for a post doc project from the Wahlgrenska Foundation, wheich focusses on public service satire, political entertainment and their young adult audiences. I look specifically at how audiences set up boundaries, define and interact with such content.

Photocred: Pelle Kronhamn

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

My interests concern among other things, audiences, popular culture and democracy, but I’m fascinated by other areas as well, like issues of representation and diversity. My thesis project is a study of political comedy audiences, with the working title of “Political comedy audiences: cultural and political engagement”. The project starts out with the observation of two changes in contemporary political media; the growing popularity of political comedy as a genre, both among audiences and producers, as well as researchers (Jones 2010); and the changing news consumption habits among younger and young adult audiences (Hill 2007). According to Coleman (2013), researchers need to be aware of these changes, and that “In the face of the complex and paradoxical forces that are opening up and closing down contemporary democratic space, it is important to look at emergent spaces of political communication” (2013:378). I argue that political comedy could be such a space.

Focusing on the young adult audiences (aged 18-35) of political comedy (in this case exemplified by Swedish “Tankesmedjan”, SR P3, 2010-; and American “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, Comedy Central, 1996-), some of the issues addressed in the study are
- the understanding of political comedy as a genre
- the connection between a person’s political or citizen identity, and political comedy
- the credibility of political comedy
- knowledge and understanding in political comedy

Books (1)

Editorships (1)

Articles (4)

Book chapters (2)

Conference contributions (13)

Reports (1)

Teaching

Other tasks and qualifications

Conference/workshop participation

August 2019│Presentation/extended abstract at NordMedia19, Malmö university

November 2018│Presentation at ECREA2018, Lugano

Oktober 2018│Presentation at Satire as Perspective on the Contemporary, Karlstad University.

March 2018│Presentation at Media Freedom 2018, Lund University

August 2017│Presentation and extended abstract at NordMedia17, Tampere University

July 2016│Presentation at IAMCR 2016, Leicester University

March 2016│Presentation at Media and Transgression 2016, Lund University

October 2015│Presentation at ECREA Communication and Democracy, Copenhagen Business School

August 2015│Presentation at NordMedia15, Copenhagen University

February 2015│Presentation at Humour and Politics, Kent University

March 2015│Presentation at Media Engagement, Lund University

November 2014│Presentation at ECREA2014, Catholic University of Lissabon

February 2014│Presentation at the COST Doctoral workshop on method, Ljubljana university

August 2013│Presentation at the ECREA summer school, University of Bremen

March 2012│Presentation at Media and Participation, Lund University

Conference organiser

Media & Passion, 2013, Lund University

Producers and Audiences, 2014, Lund University

Joanna Doona

Associate Senior Lecturer

  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Department of Communication and Media

Deputy Head of Department

  • Department of Communication and Media

Contact information

E-mail joanna.doonakom.luse

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 117, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20