Joanna Doona

Joanna Doona

Associate senior lecturer, Doctor of Philosophy, Deputy head of department

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My research concerns cultural citizenship, especially related to satire and humour and popular culture audiences. I'm currently working on a project funded by the Wahlgrenska Foundation, about public service satire audiences, as well as on a pilot project about memes on the topic of Sweden's potential membership in NATO, on Reddit, alongside Tommy Bruhn, Copenhagen University.

My doctoral thesis Political comedy engagement: genre work, political identity and cultural citizenship was awarded the prize of best Swedish PhD dissertation in media and communication studies in 2017 (for the period of 2015-2016).


I teach on the undergrad and postgrad levels in media and communication studies. At the moment I am course coordinator for two modules on the first level course in media and communicaiton studies, and on on the second level course. These modules all centre on media and social change, interaction, and public opinion. I also supervise two doctoral students (one in media and communication studies, and one in film studies), and teach on the master level course Media and Political Engagement (15 ECTS).


I often act as an expert in the media and at public events, specifically related to my research: issues on satire and its societal role, civic culture, participation and publicness.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Media and Communications
  • Media Studies
  • Communication Studies


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