Rikke Bjerg Jensen

Post-doctoral researcher, Centre for Criminology and Sociology, Royal Holloway

My work lies at the intersection between media, defence and security, and the blurring of boundaries between media and war studies. As a media scholar, I have developed particularly strong interests in the communication of conflict and crisis issues. This involves military and political communication, and the representation of such issues by the media.

Much of my research thus orbits around the broader field of media and war. I have published on areas including military media management, strategic communication, and the mediatisation of conflicts with a particular focus on ethnographic research methods.

Although much of my work has centred round military and political communication, in the context of modern warfare (Afghanistan in particular), my latest research forms part of a wider, cross-disciplinary project on the use of social media technologies by British military personnel and their families.


  • 2013–present
    Postdoctoral researcher, Royal Holloway University of London


  • 2013 
    University of Westminster, PhD in Communications
  • 2004 
    University of Westminster, MA in International Journalism
  • 2003 
    University of Aberystwyth, BA in Drama and Performance