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.