Miyase Christensen is Associate Professor and Director of the Master's Programme in Global Media Studies in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University, Sweden. Christensen obtained her MA and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin. She is the editor/co-editor of a number of books, including Shifting Landscapes: Film and Media in European Context (2008); Online Territories: Globalization, Mediated Practice and Social Space (2010); and, Understanding Media and Culture in Turkey: Structues, Spaces, Voices (2010), and the author of numerous international articles.
Christensen participates in a number of international networks and projects that explore sociocultural aspects of media and technology, and her research focuses on social theory and transnationalization processes; social surveillance and the media; European media and information society; and politics of popular communication. Current research includes two three year (2009-2011) projects entitled "Secure Spaces: Media, Consumption and Social Surveillance" funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond; and "Models, Media, and Arctic Climate Change: Understanding the Interface between Sustainability Policies and Modeling of Climate and Ecosystems" funded by the Swedish Research Council FORMAS.