Tanja Thomas is visiting the department this month, and will present a lecture entitled Transforming Memories into Standardized Biographies: Migration and Labour in German Media in Radha Hegde's seminar.
Thomas is a Professor of communication studies and media culture and head of the Institute of Media Culture at the Leuphana University of Lueneburg. Her research interests are in contemporary media culture with a particular emphasis on the intersection of critical social and media theory, poststructuralism, and feminist theory. She researches the mediaization of various feminist protests from a transcultural perspective.
Thomas has published widely on critical media studies, cultural studies, gender studies, on poststructuralism and deconstruction, media and governmentality studies. She is the editor of several books on media and identities, on media, diversity and inequalities, on media culture and social action, on gender, media and war.
Currently she is working on a book about cosmopolitanism and media studies.