Kirsten Frandsen, born 1963, Ph.d, is associate professor at Institute of Information and Media Studies, University of Aarhus. Her research has focused on sports in the media, and during the last years she has in particular been interested in the relations between sport and television. Besides a general interest in television she has been interested in lifestyleprogrammes and published about theoretical issues and methodology. She has published on historical developments in Danish media and lately she has also dealt with theoreretical and methodological issues relating to both reception and production.
Kirsten Frandsen has published Dansk Sportsjournalistik. Fra sport til publikum (1996) and she has been co-editor and contributor to a number of books, e.g. TV 2 på Skærmen (2000), Forskning i mediepolitik - mediepolitisk forskning (2004) samt Tv-produktion på nye betingelser (in print). Furthermore she has contributed to Media in a Globalised Society (2003), Dansk Tv-historie 1951-2003 (2006) and journals, e.g. Nordicom Information, Norsk Medietidsskrift and MedieKultur.
Kirsten Frandsen has been a researcher and teacher at the