Leif Hemming Pedersen

Leif Hemming Pedersen

MA (Communication Studies)

  • Universitetsvej 1, 42.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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I hold a MA in Journalism and English from Roskilde University, where I am now affiliated as a PhD fellow at the Department of Communication and Arts. Previously, I have worked as a journalist, English teacher, external lecturer in journalism as well as a research assistant on several media research projects.

In my PhD project, I examine the role that media (technologies) and media use play in processes, practices, understandings and experiences regarding recognition (and disrespect). My empirical focus is primarily on young people (media users), with whom I research and collaborate.

The interdisciplinary, theoretical aspiration is to combine social theoretical and social philosophical theories of recognition with media and communication research, while my methodological approach primarily draws on (digital) ethnography, action research and ideas and tools from journalism, but I also include other methods and approaches from especially media use research.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Journalism and English, MA in Journalism, Roskilde University

Award Date: 8 Mar 2016


  • Communication, Journalism, Media