Univ.-Prof. Dr. Chris Tedjasukmana

Professor of Everyday Media and Digital Cultures

Foto Christian Tedjasukmana

Research and Teaching Focus

  • Aesthetic Theory
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Film Theory
  • Fitness and Mindfulness Apps
  • Food Studies
  • Gender and Queer Studies
  • Media and Affects
  • Media and Memory Cultures
  • Media Theory
  • Phenomenology
  • Political Aesthetics
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Social Media and Platform Research
  • Theories of the Body
  • Theories of the Public Sphere
  • Video Activism
  • Video Art
  • Witnessing and Testimony Studies


Chris Tedjasukmana (Dr. phil.) is Professor of Everyday Media and Digital Cultures at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and currently Executive Director of the FTMK as well as member of the Departmental Council 05: Philosophy and Philology. He is also one of the contact persons for BIPOC, FLINTA* and LGBTQIA+ as well as for disabled, neurodivergent and chronically ill students at FTMK.

Information for students and graduates:

If you would like to request me as a supervisor/reviewer for your bachelor's, master's, or doctoral thesis, I am, in principle, happy to guide you through the process. Before you contact me, please make sure that
a) your planned project roughly overlaps with my research and
b) you outline in a short synopsis (approx. 0.5 A4 pages) what topic your work will address.

If you need a letter of recommendation, I will be happy to write it for you. Please understand that you should have attended and actively participated in at least one of my courses for this, so that I have an adequate basis for my evaluation. Please get back to me 4-6 weeks before the application deadline and include your CV, letter of motivation, and some information about the institution to which you are applying.
Thank you.