School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Anna Roosvall

Anna Roosvall
Title: Universitetslektor
School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
E-mail: This is an email address
Phone: +46 19303147
Room: F3154

Academic Title

PhD, Docent in Media and Communication Studies

Research

Research areas:

World news, News agency pictures online, Media and globalization, Media, nationhood, and ethnicity, Media and religion, Media and climate change, Media representations of indigenous peoples, Identity politics.

Research projects:

The Politics of Place. Ethnicity and Class in Media Representations of Indigenous and Mobile Minorities (2012-2014)

Nation and Globalization in Foreign News. Culture and Politics in the International News Picture Circuit. (2008-2012, postdoctoral project)

MediaClimate network. International project on media reporting from climate summits. 19 countries participate. Swedish partner. Project headed by Risto Kunelius, Tampere University and Elisabeth Eide, Oslo University. (2008- )

The Conflict in Caucasus in Journalism: Political Analysis in News(papers) in Finland, Estonia, Germany, Poland and Sweden. Swedish partner. Project headed by Heikki Heikkilä, University of Helsinki/Tampere. (2008-2009)

Teaching

Current teaching: Doctoral students: Qualitative Methods, Visual and Multimodal Analysis. Masters/Undergraduate students: Discourse analysis, Scientific writing, Reporting Europe and the EU, Journalism and Religion, Methodological (Inter)nationalism, Media and Gender, Media and Post-colonial Theory, Journalistic Writing and Social Class.

Previously: Media System Theory, Religion and Media (Sociology), Media and Identity Politics, Media and Globalization Theory, Foreign News, Genre Theory, Discourse Theory, Semiotics, Post-structural Theory.

Publications

Roosvall, A. (2013, forthcoming) “Foreign News - A Flagship of the Nation in an Age of Globalization”, in Pultar, Gönül (ed) Imagined Identities. Identity Formation in the Age of Globalization. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press

Roosvall, A. & Tegelberg, M. (2013) ”Framing Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: Intermediaries of Urgency, Spirituality and De-nationalization”, International Communication Gazette 75(4) 392-409.

Roosvall, A. (2013) “The Identity Politics of World News. Oneness, Particularity, Identity and Status in Online Slideshows”, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Prepublished January 24 2013. DOI: 10.1177/1367877912464369.

Roosvall, A. & Tegelberg, M. (2012) “Misframing the Messenger: Scales of Justice, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Media Coverage of Arctic Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change”, in Eide, E. & Kunelius, R. (eds) Media Meets Climate. The Global Challenge for Journalism. Gothenburg: Nordicom.

Roosvall, A. (2012) “Book review: Sabina Mihelj, Media nations: Communicating belonging and exclusion in the modern world”, Global Media and Communication, April 2012: 8(1): 93-95.

Roosvall, A. (2011) ”What is Threatening the West? Islam/Communism, Religion/Politics and the Rational/Irrational Discourse”, in Nohrstedt, S. A. (ed) Communicating Risk. Towards the Threat Society?. Gothenburg: Nordicom.

Roosvall, A. (2010) “Sweden: Between Domestication and Glocalisation”, in Eide, E., Kunelius, R. & Kumpu, V. (eds) Global Climate, Local Journalisms. A Transnational Study of How Media Make Sense of Climate Summits. Bochum: Projekt Verlag.

Roosvall, A. & Salovaara-Moring, I. (eds) (2010) Communicating the Nation. National Topographies of Global Media Landscapes. Gothenburg: Nordicom .

Roosvall, A. & salovaara-Moring, I. (2010) ”Introduction”, in Roosvall, A. & Salovaara-Moring, I. (eds) Communicating the Nation. National Topographies of Global Media Landscapes. Gothenburg: Nordicom.

Roosvall, A. (2010) ”Image-Nation. The National, the Cultural and the Global in Foreign News Slide-shows”, in Roosvall, A. & Salovaara-Moring, I. (eds) Communicating the Nation. National Topographies of Global Media Landscapes. Gothenburg: Nordicom.

Roosvall, A. (2009) “We Witness the World. National and Cosmopolitan Memories in Documentaries about Foreign Nations”, in Castelló, E., Dhoest, A. & O’Donnell, H. (eds) The Nation on Screen. Discourses of the National on Global Television. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Roosvall, A. (2009) “Global Divides in Cosmographic Genres. Charity, Solidarity and Different Explanations of Difference” in Nordicom Review. Jubilee Issue 30(2009).

Roosvall, A. (2008) ”Dokument utifrån – en TV-historia om identitet. Egen och andras” [Documents from Abroad. A TV History about Identity – One’s Own And Others’], in Edin, A. & Vesterlund, P. (eds) Svensk television – en mediehistoria [Swedish Television – a Media History]. Stockholm: SLBA.

Roosvall, A. (2005) Utrikesjournalistikens antropologi. Nationalitet, etnicitet och kön i svenska tidningar [The Anthropology of Foreign News. Nationality, Ethnicity and Gender in Swedish Newspapers] (doctoral dissertation, Media and Communication Studies). Stockholm: JMK.

Roosvall, A. (2002) ”Men of the Headlines. Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Soviet Discourse in Swedish Daily Papers 1987” in Hurd, M., Olsson, T. & Åker, P. (eds) Storylines, Media Power and Identity in Modern Europe. Stockholm: Hjalmarson & Högberg.

Roosvall, A. (2002) ”Den Andre och den Andra på utrikessidorna” [The Other He and the Other She on the Foreign News Pages], in Camauër, L., Kleberg, M. & Lundgren, K. (eds) Bromskloss och pådrivare. Medier, genus, social förändring [Brake Pedal and Prompter. Media, Gender and Social Change]. Stockholm: JMK.

Roosvall, A. (2000) Svartsprit i pressen. Källor och teman i dagspressens diskurs om svartsprit före respektive under/efter OAS första opinionsbildningskampanj [Illegal Alcohol in the Press. Sources and Themes in the Discourse about Illegal Alcohol before and during/after OAS’ First Campaign]., Stockholm: OAS, Socialdepartementet [Department of Social Affairs].

Roosvall, A. (1996) "Sjuksköterskan och strejken — en fråga om identitet" [The Nurse and the Strike – a Question of Identity], in Becker, K., Ekecrantz, J., Frid, E-L. & Olsson, T. (eds) Medierummet [The Media Room]. Stockholm: Carlssons.

Roosvall, A. & Kalmering, S. (1995) "Att delta i historien. Judisk filmfestival som identitetsförstärkare" [To take part in history. The Jewish film festival as an identity reinforcer], Filmhäftet. Kritisk tidskrift för analys av rörliga bilder [The Film Booklet. Critical Journal for Analysis of Moving Images] nr 1-2/1995.

Conference papers/presentations (selection 2007-2013)

Roosvall, A. & Tegelberg, M. (2013) “Natural and Political Geographies of Climate Justice: Indigenous Peoples and (Media) Representation”, paper presented at the international conference Sami Customary Rights in Modern Landscapes, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden, August 28-29, 2013.

Roosvall, A. (2013) “Religion as Cultural Commodity in Web World News Visualizations”, paper presented at the Nordic Nordmedia conference, Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo, Norway, August, 8-11, 2013.

Roosvall, A. (2013) “Solidarity as a Mode of Communication. Limitation, moderation and/or deliberation in online news communication”, extended abstract presented at the Nordic Nordmedia conference, Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo, Norway, August, 8-11, 2013.

Roosvall, A. (2013) “The Politics of Place. Media Representations of Traditionally Mobile Minorities: The Case of Irish Travellers at Dale Farm in the UK”, paper presented at the Nordic Nordmedia conference, Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo, Norway, August, 8-11, 2013.

Riegert, K., Roosvall, A. & Widholm, A. (2013) “The Worlds of Swedish Cultural Journalism: A Research Agenda”, paper presented at the Nordic Nordmedia conference, Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo, Norway, August, 8-11, 2013.

Roosvall, A. & Tegelberg, M. (2012) ”Justice and Geography in the Mediation of Climate Change. Indigenous and Institutionalized Views on the Nature of Nature and the Nature of Politics”, paper presented at the international workshop Media Research on Climate Change: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Heading?, Örebro University, Sweden, December 4-5, 2012.

Roosvall, A. (2012) “International Media Coverage of the UN Climate Change Summits: Views on Nature, Culture and Politics”, presented at a joint Media and Communication Studies and Centre of Globalization and Development seminar, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, October 8, 2012.

Roosvall, A. (2012) “For a Solidaritarian Mode of Communication: Limitation, Moderation and/or Deliberation in Offline and Online News Communication”, presented at ECREA’s 4th European Communication conference, Istanbul, Turkey, October 24-27, 2012.

Roosvall, A. (2012) “Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples and the Media: a Transnational Issue, for Transnational Peoples in (Trans?) National Media Reporting”, presented at the international conference Global Journalism Day, Örebro, Sweden, May 15, 2012.

Roosvall, A. & Tegelberg, M. (2012) “Framing Climate Change in the Arctic: Indigenous Intermediaries of Urgency and Hope”, presented at The International Polar Year Conference: From Knowledge to Action, Montreal, Canada, April 22-27, 2012.

Roosvall, A. (2012) “Communication as Solidarity. Possibilities and pitfalls of dialogue and deliberation in offline and online news communication”, presented at the international conference Media and Participation, Lund, Sweden, March 29, 2012.

Roosvall, A. & Tegelberg, M. (2011) “Reporting on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: Intermediaries of Urgency, Spirituality and De-nationalization”, paper presented in the panel Global Climate, Local Journalism. Transnational Analysis of Covering of Global Climate Summits, in the section Global Media and Social Change, ICA, Boston, USA, May 26-30 2011.

Roosvall, A. (2011) “Aesthetics, Geo-Politics and Ethics of World News Pictures: Narratives and Meta-Narratives of ’Good Picture’ Slideshows”, paper presented at the ICA pre-conference Placing the Aesthetics in Popular Culture, Boston, USA, May 26 2011.

Roosvall, A. (2011) Invited speaker at Utrikespolitiskt konvent (Foreign Policy Convention), Title of speech: “Religion and Politics in the News: The Case of Islam. Western News Media Practices and Challenges”, Uppsala, Sweden, April 2, 2011.

Roosvall, A. (2010) “Religion as Cultural Commodity in Web World News Visualizations”, oral presentation at the conference New Media, New Religion? Perspectives on Mediatization and Religious Change, The Nordic Research Network for the Mediatization of Culture and Religion, Sigtuna, Sweden, 25-27 October 2010.

Roosvall, A. (2009) “The Politics and Poetics of Communicating Violence and Suffering” key note panel address in the panel Politics of Communicating Violence and Suffering, at the conference Violence and Network Society. School Shootings and Social Violence in Contemporary Public Life, Helsinki, Finland, 6-7 November 2009.

Roosvall, A. (2009) "Communications, Nations and Globalisations. Media and the Nation Revisited", NordMedia 09 (presened in the group Theory, Philosphy and Ethics of Communication), Karlstad 13-15 August 2009.

Roosvall, A. (2009) “Discourses of Oneness versus Discourses of Particularity. Global Identity Politics of Foreign News Slide-shows”, paper presented at the ICA conference in Chicago, USA, 20-25 May 2009.

Roosvall, A. (2008) “Politicization of Religion/De-politicization of Politics. Islam and Communism in World News from the Days of the Cold War and into the post September 11 era”, keynote address at the conference Researching Media and Religion: Future Directions of Mediatization Theory and Analysis, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-21 October 2008.

Roosvall, A. (2008) “Global, Inter- and Intra-National Divides in Cosmographic Genres. Charity, Solidarity and Different Explanations of Difference”, plenary address in the Nordic plenary on Global Divides, IAMCR congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 20-25 July 2008.

Roosvall, A. (2008) “The (Unintentional) Identity Politics of World News Slide Shows. Clashes and Convergences of Technological and Cultural Globalization”, paper presented at the IAMCR congress, Stockholm, Sweden 20-25 July 2008.

Roosvall, A. (2008) “De-spiritaulaization of Religion/Spiritualization of Politics. Islam and Communism in World News from the Days of the Cold War and into the Post September 11 era” paper presented at the conference Media, Spirituality and Social Change, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, 4-7 June 2008.

Roosvall, A. (2007) “The Picture-in-Picture Practice in Foreign News. Fetishism in Western Visualizations of Middle Eastern Men”, paper presented at the Nordic conference/network meeting Through the Image. Using the visual to investigate, analyze, create and present, The Nordic Network for Visual Social Science, Stockholm, 25-27 October 2007.

Roosvall, A. (2007) “Communicating Nations in an Age of Globalization. Representation of Self and Others in Swedish Televison Broadcasts of Documentaries about Foreign Nations”, paper presented at the conference Narrating the Nation: Television Narratives and National Identities, Reus/Tarragona, Spain, 4-5 October 2007.

Roosvall, A. (2007) “Sense of Place. Nation and Globalization in Foreign News”, paper presented at the 18:th Nordic conference for Media and Communication Research, Helsinki, Finland, 16-19 August 2007.

Other texts

Roosvall, A. (2003) ”Krig och journalistik - sanning och lögn” [War and Journalism. Truth and Lies], opinion article for Aftonbladet’s series Medierna och Irakkriget [The Media and the Iraq war], Aftonbladet (Aftonbladet Debatt) 2 May 2003.

Updated: 2013-11-05

Editor: Anna Roosvall