Kirsten Frandsen

Lektor

Curriculum Vitae

Research:

Since 1991 I have published extensively on the interrelations between media and sport. Besides, I have published on theoretical and methodological issues in relation to media production studies, television studies, entertainment and audience studies. My research in the interdisciplinary field of media and sport has been framed by an interest in broader social, cultural issues like globalization, entertainment and mediatization, which are highly relevant frameworks not only for media and journalism studies but also for a wide range of other scholarly fields of research. My work has been strongly inspired and shaped by participation in cross institutional research communities established around three collective research projects funded by the Danish Research Council. The two of them: Globalization of Culture (1999-2001) and Television Entertainment: Crossmediality and Knowledge (2006-2009 – which I was heading) mixed in various ways analyses of television and digital media. The third project Mediatization of Culture: The Challenge of New Media (2011-2015) was explicitly focused on digital media. Currently, I’m working on a monography, Sport and Mediatization, to be published by Routledge 2019.   

Teaching and Supervision: I have a broad experience in course development, teaching and supervision on all levels and in different subjects. I’ve been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in media development/media history, reception analysis, media system analysis, organizational theory and internship. These courses have implied supervision of individual and group projects. Besides I have developed and taught graduate courses on television lifestyle programs, television and sport, faction in television, mediated entertainment, and most recently a course on mediatization. Finally, I have been teaching courses on sports journalism at the Danish School of Journalism.

Throughout the years I have supervised more than hundred master theses covering a wide range of topics, as well. I have been co-supervisor for six PhD students, and since 2008 I have been main supervisor for three PhD students.

Education:

2011: Course in “Research Management”,By CBS-SIMI Executive

1996: PhD in Media Studies, thesis: Danish Sportsjournalism. From sport to audience.

1990: Cand. mag in Nordic Language and Literature and Mass Communication

Academic positions/qualifications:

2017: Assessed qualified for a full professorship, Aarhus University

2000- Associate Professor at Department of Media and Journalism Studies, Aarhus University

1997-2000: Assistant Professor at Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University

1995-1996: External lecturer at the Danish School of Journalism

1996-1997: External lecturer at the Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University

1991-1994: Doctoral student andPh.D fellow at the Danish Research Academy on a grant given by Denmarks Radio, TV 2, Pressens Uddannelsesfond og Team Danmark. Daily workplace: Danish School of Journalism

1989- 1990: Teaching Assistent at the Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University

Maternity leaves: 1)01.10.1990-01.04.1991, 2) 01.05.1993- 01.03.1994, 3) 01.10.2000- 01.07.2001

Management:

2010-2014 Director of PhD programme on IT, Communication, Media and Journalism, Graduate School of the Humanities, Aarhus University

2006-2009: Head of the research project Tv-entertainment: Crossmediality and Knowledge, funded by the Danish Research Council

2006-2010: Vice-chair at Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University

2004-2006: Member of Board at Centre for Cultural Research, Aarhus University

2005-2009: Member of Board at Centre for University Studies in Journalism, University of Aarhus

2001-2004: Director of Studies, at Media Studies, University of Aarhus

Scientific merits, networks and other activities:

2018- : Member of External Advisory Board, Centre of 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies, Universidade de Coimbra

2016-: Associate Editor, Northern Lights: Film & Media Studies Yearbook, Intellect

2016-: Member of Expert Advisory Group on Societal Challenges 2 in Horizon 2020, the Danish Research Agency, appointed by the Danish Research Council

2015-: Member of International Association of Communication and Sport

2015-: Member of the Danish Research Council/Independent Research Fund Denmark

2015-: Member of editorial Board: Communication & Sport, Sage

2011 -2015: Participant in the research project Mediatization of Culture: The Challenge of New Media, funded by the Danish Research Council

2009- : Member of Forum for Sport, History and Society

2009- : Member of Editorial Board: MedieKultur

2008: Expert Consultant, The Norwegian Research Council

2007- 2015 Member of Editorial Board: International Journal of Sport Communication

2007- Member of European Communication Research and Education Organization (ECREA)

2006-2009: Director of the research project Tv-entertainment: Crossmediality and Knowledge, funded by the Danish Research Council

2005: Visiting scholar at Department for Radio, Television and Film, University of Texas at Austin, USA, 6 months

1999-2001: Participant in the research project Global Media Cultures, funded by the Danish Research Council of the Humanities

1992-1998: Member of the executive committee of the National Association of Danish Media Researchers in Denmark – including treasurer

1991- Member of the National Association of Danish Media Researchers in Denmark (SMID) including treasurer

Commitees:

2010-2014: Member of the PhD commitee at The Graduate School of Arts, Aaarhus University

2008: Chair, PhD PhD assesment commitee, on Stine Liv Johansen: Seere i bleer (Viewers in diapers), Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University.

2014: Member of assessment commitee, associate professor in film and media, Film and media studies, University of Copenhagen.

2013: Chair for assessment commitee, assistant professor in journalism, Department of Aesthics and communication, Aarhus University

2012: Member of assesment commitee, Senior researcher in information and media, The Danish State Library

2008:

Member of assessment commitee, associate professor in journalism, Department of Communication, Roskilde University

Member of assessment commitee, associate professor in media studies, Department of Information and Media Studies, University of Bergen

2007:

Chair for assessment commitee, assistant/associate professor in organisational theory, Institute for Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University.

Member of assesment commitee, assistant professor in media sociology, Department of Media Technology and Engineering Science, Aalborg University

2006:

Member of assessment commitee, media researcher, The Danish State Library

Member of assessment commitee, assistant professor in journalism, Department of Communication, Roskilde University

2005: Chair for assesment commitee, two positions as associate/assistant professor in media studies, Institut for Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University.

External examination

2008-2016: External examiner, Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen

2012- : External examiner, Media Studies, Southern University of Denmark