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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
Anknuten som universitetslektor till Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL)
Hus G, Naturvetarhuset plan 2, Johan Bures väg 16 Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd, 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, Paris, France, July 10-13, 2017
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