Sofia Johansson

Associate Professor

Programme Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor, Media and Communication Studies Programme Coordinator, BA Media Studies Programme Researcher

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Culture and Education


Sofia Johansson is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University (Södertörns högskola). She has worked at Södertörn since the autumn of 2006 and teaches on a number of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is Programme Coordinator for the Bachelors degree programme "Medievetarprogrammet".

Sofia received her PhD from the University of Westminster in the UK in 2006, for a thesis titled Reading Tabloids: A Study of Readers of the Sun and the Daily Mirror. Her research interests cover various forms of popular culture, news and media use in everyday life, with her latest work focusing on streamed music, celebrity culture and digital news consumption. She is a founding board member of the international journal Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture. Recent publications include two co-authored books: Media landscapes and media cultures: An introduction to Media and Communication Studies (2016, Liber - in Swedish) and Streaming Music: Practices, Media, Cultures (2017, Routledge).

DiVA (Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet) is Södertörn University's system for digital publishing and for registering publications produced by researchers, teachers and students.

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