Background and activities

I am Professor of Visual Culture in the Department of Art and Media Studies. I completed my education in the UK, where I studied photography and multimedia at the University of Westminster (BA Hons), and history of art at Birkbeck College, London (MA and PhD).

I teach across the BA and MA programmes in media studies, and I'm particularly committed to fostering my students' academic writing and research skills through my teaching and supervision.

I am part of the research group Media Acts, and am on research leave in 2017 in order to focus on the collaborative project Digitization and Diversity.

 

Research Interests

  • Photography and archives
  • Materialist media ecology («green media studies»)
  • Digitization theory
  • Copyright in/and visual culture

 

Current research project

Digitization and Diversity: Potentials and Challenges for Diversity in the Culture and Media Sector - a collaborative project with the Norwegian Business School, Handelshøyskolen BI, supported by the Research Council of Norway through its KULMEDIA programme.

 

Service

  • Chair of the departmental research committee (2016).
  • Programme leader in Media Studies (2014-2016).
  • Representative on the departmental research committee (2013-2015).
  • Programme leader in Film and Visual Media Studies (2010).

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

  • Maxwell, Richard; Raundalen, Jon; Vestberg, Nina Lager. (2015) Media and the ecological crisis. Routledge. 2015. ISBN 978-0-415-70923-1.
  • Vestberg, Nina Lager; Dahlgren, Anna; Petersson, Dag. (2013) Representational Machines: Photography and the Production of Space. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. 2013. ISBN 9788771241655.

Part of book/report

  • Maxwell, Richard; Raundalen, Jon; Vestberg, Nina Lager. (2015) Media Ecology Recycled. Media and the ecological crisis.
  • Vestberg, Nina Lager. (2013) The photographic image in digital archives. The Photographic Image in Digital Culture.

Others