University of Gothenburg

Visiting Research Fellow Programme at JMG

JMG welcomes guest researchers who are connected to our research focus.

The purpose of the visiting research fellow program is to enhance JMG’s international profile and research collaborations. The program offers international researchers an opportunity to spend time at the department working on their research, giving seminars and deepening partnerships within the framework of JMG’s research agenda.

The program is primarily designed for short stays (around 2–3 weeks), but can also be combined with longer stays, for example in relation to joint research projects.

The research fellow is expected to have a specialism that links to one of JMG’s research areas. The researcher at JMG who hosts the visiting research fellow guarantees that their stay is rooted in an ongoing or planned collaboration and takes responsibility for the researcher’s program during their stay. The program shall include seminars or other activities aimed at the wider research environment that enable exchanges with doctoral students.

The visiting research fellow will be offered a workspace at the Department with access to the library and other services. The Department will also pay for travel, accommodation and a welcome lunch and dinner.

The visiting research fellow will be sent an invitation after being proposed by the researcher who will be their host. Nominations are to be submitted to the Department’s management team, who will make a decision based on the recommendations of the advisory board. The professors on the advisory board meet four times a year (February, May, September and November). Nominations are to include a brief justifying text, the nominee’s CV and the timing of the planned stay. The person must therefore be consulted beforehand. Within the framework of this program, JMG intends to invite one research fellow per semester.


Visiting researchers 2022

  • Miriam Bernhard, PhD candidate and research assistant at the Technische Universtät Ilmenau in Germany, visits JMG in December. She will teach on the MA class in Strategic Communication and meet researchers at JMG. In addition to her academic work, she has worked for various publishing houses, such as DIE ZEIT and Condé Nast.
  • Dr. Fabian Thomas from University of Koblenz-Landau will be a JMG Guest Researcher during October 2022. He has specialized in methodological approaches in media effects research. He will join the group in the research project Varieties of Media Effects (VARME) during his stay.
  • Kim Backström who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in social sciences at Åbo Akademi, Finland, is visiting the SOM-institute from October to the end of December 2022. He is writing a dissertation about the effects different legitimizing strategies may have on citizens. He is an aspiring survey methodologist and will join the SOM-institute’s methodology team during his team.
  • Philip Katz, a Ph.d. student at Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic, is visiting JMG in October. He is writing on political cartoons in the Rudé právo, and is here to discuss his work with professor Orla Vigsö and to present it at the doctoral seminar.
  • Dr. Deanna Sellnow, professor of strategic communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida, US, visited JMG and professor Bengt Johansson in May 2022.  Her research focuses on instructional communication in multiple contexts, particularly risk and crisis communication. 
  • Timothy L. Sellnow, professor of strategic communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida, US, visited JMG and professor Bengt Johansson in May 2022. His research focuses on risk and crisis communication. 
  • Linas Kontrimas is currently a researcher at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania and a doctoral student in politics. He visited JMG and professor Jesper Strömbäck in May 2022.