Becker’s research centers on visual media forms and practices. Her work has included studies of documentary photography and photojournalism, of vernacular photography as practiced by amateurs, and of artistic and performative practices in public space. Critical visual ethnography has been a central component in much of her research. She has directed research projects on art in city space (‘Konst genom staden,’ VR 2006-2008) and on global media events as mediated through public space ('Changing Places,' VR 2010-2014). Becker’s current work involves analyzing images of protest as mediated in transnational television news broadcasts within the research project ‘Screening protest’. (http://screeningprotest.com/).