Doctoral StudentJournalism Media and Communication
About Sofia Johansson
Sofia is a PhD candidate at JMG. She holds a master’s degree in Strategic Communication and a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, both from Lund University. Her master’s thesis analyzed the disinformation techniques applied when hijacking an organizational crisis in order to construct a larger narrative about Sweden. Prior to joining JMG, she was a junior consultant at a public affairs company where she worked with both public and private organizations.
At JMG, her research interests lie in crisis communication and disinformation. She is specifically interested in the structures and affordances of social media platforms and their relationship with the spread of disinformation during social crises, the narrative techniques used to spread disinformation such crisis events and their effects on beliefs/attitudes.