Erin Elizabeth Cory, Ph.D.

School of Arts and Communication (K3) · Malmö University, Sweden — Assistant Professor

Research Areas

  • Media Production and Innovation
  • Popular Culture
  • Social Media

Ongoing Projects


Erin Cory, PhD, is a media scholar committed to arts-oriented activist media praxis. She has taught and researched in the US/Mexico border region, Denmark, Sweden, and Lebanon. She earned her PhD in Communication from the University of California, San Diego, in 2015. After completing a postdoc in Media Studies and Refugee Migration at Malmö University, she was awarded 2.2 million SEK from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond for the solo research project, Performing Integration: Participatory Art and New Publics in Malmö. Her most recent work related to this project included a transmedia storytelling project. With her interlocutors from Konstkupan Malmö and the surrounding community, she facilitated a series of online arts workshops during the COVID-19 pandemic, and produced a podcast, which you can listen to here:
Apart from continuing her RJ-funded research, in 2021 she is partnering with The Cultural Avenue Uganda to carry out a digital storytelling project for refugee and host communities, funded by Svenska Institutet's Creative Force Initiative.
She is currently publishing work on podcasting as a community-building and research practice.