Guest researchers at JMG
The Department of Journalism, Media and Communication is happy to announce that we will have three guest researchers during May.
Dr. Deanna Sellnow
Dr. Deanna Sellnow is a professor of strategic communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. Her research focuses on instructional communication in multiple contexts, particularly risk and crisis communication. Her work with instructional messages in risk and crisis contexts is widely published in interdisciplinary and international journals. She has completed funded research on instructional risk message design for such agencies as the United States Geological Survey, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is the author and co-author of six books focusing on instructional communication. Two recent titles are, The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture: Considering Mediated Texts, and The Challenge of Effective Speaking in a Digital Age.
Professor Timothy L. Sellnow
Timothy L. Sellnow is a professor of strategic communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Sellnow’s research focuses on risk and crisis communication. In addition to serving frequently as a corporate consultant, he has conducted funded research for the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Geological Survey, and the World Health Organization. He has also served in an advisory role for the National Academy of Sciences, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration. He has published many refereed journal articles and co-authored six books on risk and crisis communication. Dr. Sellnow’s most recent book, co-authored with Dr. Matthew Seeger, is entitled, Communication in Times of Trouble. Dr. Sellnow is a recipient of the National Communication Association’s Gerald M. Phillips award for Distinguished Applied Communication Research.
Guest lecturers at JMG's HAS-seminar
Dr. Deanna Sellnow and Professor Timothy L. Sellnow will be lecturing at JMG's "Högre allmänna seminarium", the HAS-seminar 4 May on Engaged Crisis Learning and the Imperative for Collective Action.
Their official host is Professor Bengt Johansson.
Linas Kontrimas is currently a researcher at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania and a doctoral student in politics. He is visiting the University of Gothenburg and spending three weeks here in May under supervision of Professor Jesper Strömbäck at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG).
Linas Kontrimas' education is history (his master’s degree), although he spent most of his professional career in journalism and communication: He worked for almost ten years as a reporter, editor, foreign correspondent, then in 2002 he started his own business by setting up a public relations agency. His main obsession was advising on political communication and management of election campaigns. The agency is still working, but he has now returned to science, from practice.
Areas of interest are political public relations, voters' behaviour, elections, manipulations in political communication, the future of democracy and new concepts such as 'freedom of dependency' and 'integrated / hybrid historical communication'.