Management Team

Stig Hjarvard (chair)

Stig Hjarvard, is Professor at Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

He is initiator of the research priority area "The Mediatization of Culture" at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Recent publications include "The Mediatization of Religion: Enchantment, Media and Popular Culture" (Northern Lights, Film and Media Studies Yearbook 2008, Intellect).

Andreas Hepp (vice-chair)

Andreas Hepp, is Professor for Media and Communication Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany.

He is head of the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the university of Bremen and one of the initiators of the priority program "Mediatized Worlds" (coordinator: Friedrich Krotz). Recent publications include "Medienkultur. Die Kultur mediatisierter Welten" (2011, VS Verlag, English translation in preparation).

Göran Bolin (vice-chair)

Göran Bolin is professor in Media & Communication Studies at the Södertörn University, Sweden.

His most recent work is summarised in Value and the Media: Cultural Production and Consumption in Digital Markets (Ashgate, 2011), and in the edited volume Cultural Technologies. The Shaping of Culture in Media and Society (Routledge, 2012). Information on articles and book chapters, some of which are downloadable, can be found on Academia.edu.

Olivier Driessens (YECREA)

Olivier Driessens, is LSE Fellow in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK).

His research focuses on media sociological questions on visibility, attention and promotion and how these are embedded in wider processes of change, particularly mediatisation and celebritisation. His work has been published in journals such as Theory and Society, Media Culture and Society and European Journal of Communication.

 

Former Members of the Management Team

Nick Couldry

Nick Couldry (former vice-chair) is Professor of Media, Communication and Social Theory in the Department of Media and communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

He is author or editor of various books including "Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice" (Polity 2012) and "Why Voice Matters: Culture and Politics After Neoliberalism" (Sage 2010). .

Sonia Livingstone

Sonia Livingstone (former vice-chair), is Professor of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

She is head of the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Recent publications include "Children and the Internet: Great Expectations and Challenging Realities" (2009, Routledge).