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Axel Vikström

Title: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


Phone: +46 19 302485

Room: F3139

Axel Vikström

About Axel Vikström

Axel Vikström is a PhD candidate in media and communication studies. The starting point for his research is the relationship between economic inequality and perceptions of extreme wealth. In his research, he explores how economic elites are portrayed in Swedish and international media, focusing on how the (in)visibility of economic elites in the media shapes discourses on power, democracy and inequality in a time of increasing gaps between rich and poor.

His research interests also include neoliberalism, philantrocapitalism and critical discourse analysis. Axel holds a master’s degree in media and communication studies from Lund University and has previously worked as a freelance journalist and columnist.