Guest researchers at JMG
The Department of Journalism, Media and Communication is happy to welcome international researchers as part of our visiting research fellow programme.
Associate professor Marianna Patrona
Marianna Patrona, associate professor, research fellow at JMG April 22-June 3 2023.
Marianna Patrona is research fellow at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication during April 22-June 3 2023.
She is Associate Professor in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hellenic Army Academy, Greece. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Athens, an M.Phil. in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge (UK), and a Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics & Discourse Analysis from King’s College London, University of London.
Marianna Patrona has published extensively in various discourse and communication journals and edited volumes, and is editor of Crisis and the Media: Narratives of Crisis across Cultural Settings and Media Genres (John Benjamins 2018, Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture series).
She has participated in various international research projects and is member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Communication. Her research interests include media discourse and communication; discourse and politics; broadcast interviewing; changing communication practices in broadcast news; political communication, journalism and crisis; populism and the news media.
She will present her research on two seminars at JMG:
- Snapshots from an information war: propaganda, intertextuality and audience design in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, May 9, 13:15.
- The reporting on far-right scandalous talk in Greek news discourse, May 23, 15:15.
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'.