Johan Fornäs#

Johan Fornäs
Membership Number:3975
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2010 - present Professor of Media and Communication Studies, School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University, Sweden
  • 2003 - 2009 Professor of Mediated Culture, Dept of Culture Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
  • 2002 - 2012 Director of the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS), a national research centre based at Linköping University, Sweden
  • 2000 - 2003 Professor at the National Institute for Working Life programme for Work and Culture in Norrköping, Sweden
  • 1999 - 2000 Professor of Media and Communication Studies, Dept of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK), Stockholm University
  • 1997 - 1998 Acting Professor of Media and Communication Studies, JMK, Stockholm University
  • 1996 - 1997 Acting Professor, Dept of Communication Studies (Tema K), Linköping University
  • 1992 - 1999 Associate Professor, Dept of Media and Communication Studies at JMK, Stockholm University.
  • 1986 - 1992 Youth culture researcher of the research council for the humanities and social sciences (HSFR), based at Stockholm University
  • 1979 - 1985 PhD Candidate, Dept of Musicology, Göteborg University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cultural theory
  • Cultural studies
  • Cultural dimensions of mediatization
  • Cultural mediation
  • Intermedial interplays between cultural genres and media forms
  • Intersectional interplays between identity dimensions
  • Popular music
  • European identities, symbols and narratives

Honours and Awards
  • The 2005 Hilding Rosenberg award for Swedish musicology of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music (Kungl. Musikaliska Akademien), for “brilliant research on music as a polysemic phenomenon within and between people”
  • 1985 Kurt Aspelin’s memorial fund award
  • 2012, 2005, 1996 Lars Salvius Fund grants

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