Helena worked as a journalist for several years before starting her PhD-studies. Her focus was mainly on Middle East politics, grassroots movements and culture. She was based in Egypt 2011-2015 working as a stringer and freelance writer and photographer for various media outlets. She has also held staff positions working with Radio, TV, print and Web.

Helena holds a BA in Religious Studies from Umeå University and a BA in History as well as an MA in Journalism from Stockholm University.

She spends her time between Stockholm, Chicago and the Middle East/North Africa. ****

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Research Interests

Helena’s research interests surround the relationship between media and migration, social movement activism, protest and new media technologies.

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Ongoing Research

Her PhD project is focused on media practices of marginalized social justice movement actors. She looks at how refugee youth navigate an unequal media eco-system.

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