Göran Bolin is professor in Media & Communication Studies. Bolin’s current research interests are focussed on cultural production and consumption in contemporary culture industries, and the effects of on the relationship between these provoked by digitization and marketization processes. His most recent work is summarised in Value and the Media: Cultural Production and Consumption in Digital Markets (Ashgate, 2011), and in the edited volume Cultural Technologies. The Shaping of Culture in Media and Society (Routledge, 2012).
Bolin has since the early 1990s worked in or headed research projects on violence in the media, youth and cultural production, entertainment television and the relation between production practices and textual expressions, media consumption and the production of value in cultural industries, media structure and use in the Baltic Sea region, mobile phone use, media generations, etc.
Bolin is currently directing the projects Nation Branding: The Nation as Community and Commodity in Eastern Europe (2013-2015), and Media Use as Value-Generating Labour: Perceptions on the Role of Media Use in Digital Media Markets (Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (2013-2015).
Information on articles and book chapters, some of which are downloadable, can be found on Academia.edu.