Irene Blum is a Danish researcher and lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
She specialises in political protests and activism and investigates how the new media landscape is changing the game for activists and other persons with a social justice agenda thorugh shifting power to their favour. Irene's teaching focuses on the influence of communciation and the power of media in fuelling sociocultural change.
She holds degrees from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands. She obtained her degree from the latter in the program Media Culture and Society in 2017.
I. Blum, I. Awad & J.C. van Sterkenburg (2019). Protesting in a new media landscape: Colin Kaepernick and the return of Black athlete activism. Preconference Sports Communication and Social Justice, Annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA): Washington D.C. (2019, mei 24 - 2019, mei 28).
I. Blum, I. Awad & J. Van Sterkenburg (2018). The new media landscape and the return of Black athlete activism in the US: The case of Colin Kaepernick. Sport and Discrimination Conference: Oxford Brookes University (2018, september 4 - 2019, september 4).
I. Blum, I. Awad & J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018). Colin Kaepernick and Black Athlete Activism in the US: How New Media is Changing the Game Again. Conference “Changing the rules of the game? Two-day symposium on sport and media: Loughborough (2018, mei 16 - 2018, mei 17).