PhD Summer Course Media Engagement (7.5 ECTS credits)


Jönköping University

The aim of this course is to provide an international platform for PhD researchers to write, present and receive feedback on work in progress from global experts on theories and methods for media engagement. The course will cover key concepts for engagement, including political and public spheres, digital media and AI related technologies, social movements and mobilisation, transmedia engagement, and cultural citizenship and popular culture.

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With a combination of concept driven lectures, multi-directional engagement in seminars and workshops, this residential course will enable international PhD students to build a portfolio of skills in empirically driven, theoretically nuanced research for engagement.

The course will cover both theories for media engagement, specifically from social and cultural theory, and methods to investigate media engagement, specifically qualitative methods to research media engagement in context.

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In addition to the online submission, please submit an application pack consisting of a short CV (2 pages) and cover letter outlining a short description of your doctoral thesis, how your research will benefit from this course on media engagement and 3-5 questions or issues you would like help with for your thesis (1 page). Email this as a PDF document to Annette Hill, the course leader ( by 17 May 2024. Applicants will receive notification no later than 24 May 2024.