Background

Anna Roosvall got her PhD at the department for Journalism, Media and Communication, at Stockholm University in 2005. Her doctoral dissertation was about Swedish foreign news and aspects of nationality, ethnicity and gender from the 1980s to the beginning of the 2000s. She was a post-doc researcher at the same department 2007-2008, with the project "’Around the Globe’: The World Visualized. Religion, Nationality and Gender in the Journalistic Understanding of our Times". She then went on to a post-doc position in Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University 2008-2012, conducting the project "Nation and Globalization in Foreign News. Culture and Politics in the International News Picture Circuit". At Örebro Univeristy she was also in charge of the Master Program in Global Journalism and worked part time as Equality developer ("Jämlikhetsutvecklare"). She became Docent in Media and Communication Studies 2011 and got a permenent position as Associate Professor at Örebro University 2012. 2012 she also got funding from "Fakultetsnämnden för humaniora och socialvetenskap" for the project "The Politics of Place. Ethnicity and Class in Media Representations of Indigenous and Nomadic Minorities". In 2015 she came back to Stockholm Univeristy, where she also became a member of the Environment Board. The same year she took part in the project "Anthropo-scene" ("Människans scen"), a co-operation between Stockholm University, Stockholm Environment Institute and the Royal Dramatic Theatre. She also conducted a study about media reporting on Roma people in Swedish newspapers 1995-2014 (with Ester Pollack, funded by Institutet för mediestudier). She is involved in the research project "The Worlds of Cultural Journalism", with Kristina Riegert (head of project) and Andreas Widholm (Södertörn University). During the autumn semester 2016 Roosvall was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Media and Communications at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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Research Interests

Anna Roosvall's research is centred on the nation-globalization continuum and issues of justice and solidarity in four related areas: 1) media, climate change and indigenous peoples; 2) foreign news – particularly online news images; 3) mobile minorities, identity, intersectionality and place; 4) cultural journalism, specifically cultural debates about racism, (Swedish) identity and migration.

Roosvall is involved in the international research network MediaClimate, investigating media reporting on climate change, particularly in relation to the UN climate summits, including 20 plus countries from all continents (2008-). The network is headed by Elisabeth Eide (Oslo and Aakershus University College) and Risto Kunelius (Tampere University). An offspring of this work is the research Roosvall does together with Matthew Tegelberg (York University, Toronto) focused on media, indigenous peoples and climate justice. Roosvall is also involved in a Nordic network on studies of Migration, Memory and Borders, headed by Karina Horsti (2015-2017). She has previously been involved in Nordic research networks on cultural journalism, media and religion, journalism, and visual communication.

Roosvall has published in journals such as International Journal of Cultural Studies, Journalism Practice, Social Semiotics, International Communication Gazette, etc. She co-edited the edited volume Communicating the Nation: National Topographies of Global Media Landscapes with Inka Salovaara (Nordicom, 2010). She recently wrote one of the chapters in the research anthology of the Official Report of the Swedish Government on the Media (SOU 2016:30). The chapter focused on journalism, justice and rights (“Journalistik, rättvisa och rättigheter”).

Roosvall and Matthew Tegelberg are currently writing the book Media and Transnational Climate Justice: Indigenous Activism and Climate Politics (forthcoming, Peter Lang 2017), and Roosvall is working on several studies in the project The Worlds of Cultural Journalism ( see projects).

Roosvall is on the editorial board of Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture.

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