Maja Sonne Damkjær, PhD student from School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, is now a member of CFI.
Maja Sonne Damkjær's PhD project (2012-) Mediatized parenthood studies the role of internet media in the transition to parenthood. Today's parents have access to counseling and communication resources with a volume, speed, and scope that is unprecedented in history, and social media provide vast new opportunities for displaying family life. The project aims to elucidate mediatized parenthood through an examination of how internet media and interactive mobile technologies are intertwined with the first formative phase of parenthood. She studies how Danish first-time parents use internet media in their new social roles as parents, where and how parenthood practices and media practices intersect, and the key characteristics of this increasingly mediatized life transition.