Bergen Media Use Research Group

About the group

What we research, collaborations and how you can contact us.

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The Bergen Media Use Research Group researches how humans - as audience, users and citizens - connect to each other and society through media.

We are especially concerned with the political, democratic, digital and sociocultural dimensions of the use of media and culture, and of media use as connection between individuals and the society. We develop theories and methods, and use perspectives from sociology, aestetics, rhetorics, psycology, democratic- and gender studies.

The development of our research is kept up through meetings, workshops and open seminars. The research group is a community of researchers and master students at the institute.


Professor II: Dominique Pasquier, Irene Costera Meijer og Janice Radway.

Visiting scholars: Johan Lindell (2016), Hilde Stephansen (2019) og Aristea Fotopoulou (2019)

Research networks:

Euromedia Research Group

A network of european researchers, founded in 1982 at a workshop on media policy. The group is part of the framework of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), and aims to describe and analyze the development of european media structure and media policy. Frequent meetings, publishes books and other publications regularly.

Kjernefasilitet for Digital Samfunnsvitenskap (DIGSSCORE)

The Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) is an infrastructure for advanced social science data collection and multi-disciplinary research at the University of Bergen. DIGSSCORE fasilitates The Norwegian Citizen Panel, and integrates it with a fully equipped on-site social science digital research lab, The Citizen Lab.The facility takes advantage of changes in technology and research methodology that combine to bring computer laboratory research and survey studies ever closer together.

Roskilde Universitet - Nordic Audience Research Network

A collaboration on a yeraly PhD-course on media use and audience studies between Bergen Media Use Reserach Group and the research group Audiences and Media Life at Roskilde University. Every other year in Bergen and Roskilde.

SCUD: Network for the Studies of Cultural Distinctions and Social Differentiation

The SCUD network consists of researchers from different European countries with a common interest in the study of processes of social differentiation and the formation of lifestyles and cultural consumption. A common point of departure lies in Bourdieu's cultural theory, which is assessed through a systematic confrontation with other sociological theories as well as through a confrontation with recent empirical studies and a detailed examination of the methods applied within the sociology of cultural consumptions. Conferences every other year.