Manuel Menke, Ph.D.

Department of Communication · University of Copenhagen, Denmark — Assistant Professor

Research Areas

  • Communications Theory
  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication History
  • Media Audiences
  • Media, Information and Communication Technology
  • Political Communication
  • Social Media


As a media and communication scholar, I am interested in the role of media and mediated communication in shaping cultures, societies and citizens' everyday lives. These themes resonate in my research and publications on the conditions of "the digital", especially regarding the emergence of new digital public spheres, memory cultures and media-related practices. In my work, I investigate how citizens, journalists, politicians and other stakeholders maneuver and engage in digital communication. Insights from my research add to our understanding of how the doings and sayings of societal actors affect public discourses and media content in today´s digital cultures. To grasp the complexity of media and social change, I strive for the contextualization of digital media in the structures and histories of societies that are informing ongoing change and the ways in which societies cope with it. I use and combine a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods in my studies to be able to address my research questions from different empirical angles.