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Stine Lomborg

Stine Lomborg

Associate Professor

Primary research areas

I study the role of media in everyday life and in broader societal processes and contexts. My focus is on digital media, their diffusion and usage, their communicative characteristics and interplay with other media. My research includes the following topics:

  • social media in everyday life
  • methodological development in digital media research
  • media innovation
  • privacy and personal data protection in a regulatory and ethical perspective
  • sociological media and communication theory

Current projects

Exercising with the smartphone - a project on how smartphones can support and motivate a healthy lifestyle. The project is financed by the National Research Council for Communication and Culture as part of the research project Meaning Across Media: (

The internet in my pocket - a qualitative study of what it means for ordinary Danes to have the internet with them on the mobile phone as their go about their daily life.

Privacy in practice - a project on how the regulation of personal data in Denmark has changed alongside the technological development, and the consequences of regulation for innovations in the media industry. 

I participate in the EU COST action Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies, which deals with how patterns of media use across media are changing, and how the role of the media audience is changing in light of the affordances of digital media for participation.

Teaching and supervision

I have taught and supervised students at the BA, MA and PhD levels in the following areas:

  • Empirical methodologies
  • Media and communication teori
  • Media reception and user studies
  • Social media and networked communication
  • Organisational communication

Selected publications

  1. Published

    A state of flux: Histories of social media research

    Lomborg, S. 2017 In : European Journal of Communication. 32, 1, p. 6-15

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  2. Published

    Users across media: An Introduction

    Lomborg, S. & Mortensen, M. 2017 In : Convergence. 23, 4, p. 343-351 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. Published

    Self-tracking as communication

    Lomborg, S. & Frandsen, K. 2016 In : Information, Communication & Society. 19, 7, p. 1015-1027 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  4. Published

    Social media, social genres: Making sense of the ordinary

    Lomborg, S. 2014 New York: Routledge. 212 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  5. Published

    Mapping Actor Roles in Social Media: Different Perspectives on Value Creation in Theories of User Participation

    Lomborg, S. & Bechmann, A. 2013 In : New Media & Society. 15, 5, p. 765-781 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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