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Steffen Damkjær Moestrup

Steffen Damkjær Moestrup

PhD fellow

Project Title: Performing the Persona: A case study on Contemporary Danish cultural journalists
Start date: February 2016
Finish date: February 2019
Supervisor: Nete Nørgaard Kristensen

My Phd Project examines how performative radio hosts are redefining our notion of the cultural critic. I will look at how a number of radio hosts on the Danish national radio station Radio24syv use media-made personas to establish a performance-based cultural journalism and cultural criticism across media.

An expanded description of my project can be read here.

The PhD Project is part of the research project “From Ivory Tower to Twitter: Rethinking the Cultural Critic in Contemporary Media Culture” funded by the Danish Research Council for Independent Research: Culture and Communication (FKK).  

Update August 2017 - December 2017: I am currently a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley

Primary fields of research

  • Cultural journalism
  • Aesthetic journalism
  • Cultural criticism


  • Journalism
  • Documentary film

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