Associate Professor and Director of Studies for Journalism with an international research and teaching background and previous journalism experience. B. Sc in Social Work from Stockholm University, Ph. D. (Media and Communication Studies), M. F. A. (English / Nonfiction Writing) and M. A. (Journalism) from the University of Iowa (USA), with previous appointments at the University of Iowa, Mid Sweden University and Uppsala University. My research interests--with visual communication and in particular photography as a near-constant focus—include the politics of representation; questions of power, credibility and agency in visual media practices; and visual journalism and journalism in various historical and current contexts. These interests were explored in my dissertation, where I examined photographs as counter-hegemonic interventions in post-authoritarian Spain of the 1970s. My recent research, since returning to Sweden, in 2010, after several years in the United States, focuses primarily on visual journalism in today's changing media landscape. Thus, I took initative to the first major study to chart the changing news photograph in Swedish newspapers in a period of paradigmatic shifts in the journalistic field, "Nyhetsbilden i förändring: En studie i bildjournalistikens utveckling och förutsättningar 1995-2015," which received funding from the Anders Foundation for Media Research. The study, conducted in collaboration with professor Ingela Wadbring and housed at DEMICOM research center of Mid Sweden University, encompassed content analyses, including a study of the rate of amateur photographs published in the regular news flow, as well as newsroom studies and a survey of audiences’ opinions of news photographs. This three-year study has laid the foundation for my current work which focuses on editorial processes and cultural perspectives on journalism, and affect in connection with images circulating in news and social media. My work has appeared in various international journals and conferences.