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Merja Ellefson

Universitetslektor vid Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Humanisthuset, rum HD205, tel: 090-786 57 26, epost: merja.ellefson@umu.se



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Universitetslektor vid Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper Enhet: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Humanisthuset, Biblioteksgränd 3 (huvudentré) Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

In the fall 2007, I was awarded a PhD in journalism. My PhD thesis discussed the representation of order and otherness in four 1930s Swedish newspapers. The case studies covered religious, ethnic, political and social deviation. I worked previously at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK), Stockholm University, and moved to Umeå in 2013.

My teaching experience ranges from first year students to masters students; qualitative methods, press history, critical theory, theory of the public sphere, media and diversity issues, as well as supervision of term papers, and candidate and master thesis. I have supervised thesis work online, for example Minor Field Studies (MFS) fellows, working on their candidate thesis in a developing country.

In 2018 appointed as Qualified Teacher (meriterad lärare), and Winner of Faculty of Art's Pedagogical Prize. Motivation: "For a professional teacher role and the courage to constantly try new teaching methods and examinations, including courses with many students".

Research interests: mediated memories; nationalism and construction of ethnic majorities and minorities; minority media; media, ethnicity, gender and social class; comparative press and communication history with focus on countries around the Baltic Sea.

Publication list and complete profile available in Linkedin: se.linkedin.com/in/merjaellefson

Third Annual Memory Studies Association Conference, Madrid, June 25-28, 2019
Ellefson, Merja
Diaspora and Media Working Group: Abstracts of papers presented at the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research : 7-7
Ellefson, Merja
IAMHIST: Media and history: Crime, violence and justice
Ellefson, Merja
The Dynamics of Cultural Borders, Tartu: University of Tartu 2016 : 147-168
Ellefson, Merja
ECREA 2016 Abstract Book: Mediated (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Futures, Prague: CZECH-IN, s. r. o. 2016 : 114-114
Ellefson, Merja; Agirreazkuenaga, I.; Ferrández Ferrer, A.; et al.
News of the Other. Tracing Identity in Scandinavian Constructions of the Eastern Baltic Sea Region, Göteborg: Nordicom 2004 : 203-222
Ellefson, Merja; Kingsepp, Eva