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KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Consortium #8, Case Study Author in WP7

Miyase Christensen is Professor of Media and Communication Studies and Director of Leading Environment in Global Media Studies and Politics of Mediated Communication at Stockholm University. She is also Guest Professor at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Christensen is Editor-in-Chief of Popular Communication: International Journal of Media and Culture and, Associate Editor of the journal Annals of the International Communication Association. Christensen’s research is interdisciplinary and integrative in nature and comprises social theory perspectives on globalization processes, mobility and environmental change; technology and culture; and, politics of popular communication as well as policy studies. Christensen has held several positions in international institutions, networks and associations-boards including the position of Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics between 2012 and 2015. She will perform a study on environmental change communication as a diplomatic problem.

Case Study Pitch

Prof. Christensen is author of InsSciDE case study n°7.4, Environmental change communication as a diplomacy problem. Read the pitch for this case study here.

This pitch outlines how case study 7.4 places the Arctic and the record sea ice minima into the broader context of communication about climate change and the role of the Arctic in that continuum. Key quote: ’The point of departure for this InsSciDE case study is the following assertion: if diplomacy is the management of change in the international environment through engagement with foreign governments (Pamment, 2012), Arctic public diplomacy is the management of that changing environment through engagement with international publics.’