About the School

Helle Strandgaard Jensen

Assistant Professor

Helle Strandgaard Jensen


My work focuses on contemporary childhood and media history in Scandinavia, Western Europe and the US after 1945. I combine historical methods with theoretical approaches from childhood studies, cultural studies, and media studies. My current research project, financed by the Danish Research Council and the European Commissions’ Marie Curie actions, focuses on the children’s programme Sesame Street and itsreception and demarcation in the US, UK, Italy, Scandinavia and Germany. It explores national broadcasters’ roles in the transfer process to show how norms, values and ambivalent feelings about American cultural production, especially vis-à-vis children, were negotiated in 1970s’ Europe.


I also work on digital history, in particular digital archives and how different processes of digitalisation affect historiography. 

I am also part of the research project “The Children’s 68” about the youth rebellions impact on European children’s culture.

Since 2015 I have been the co-chair of the working group for ‘Digtital literacy in homes and communities’ in the COST-action DigiLitEY.  

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