Professor at Department of Informatics and Media
Professor Michał Krzyżanowski holds the Chair in Media and Communication Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden, where he is also Deputy Head & Associate Head (Research) of Department (School) of Informatics and Media & Director of Research at CEMFOR - Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism. His work focuses on critical discourse studies of communication, media and social change in the context of politics of discrimination, exclusion and social inequality. See Google Scholar & info below.
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Professor Michał Krzyżanowski holds the Chair in Media and Communication Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden where he is currently also Deputy Head & Associate Head for Research of Department (School) of Informatics and Media as well as Director of Research at CEMFOR - Uppsala University Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism.
Following his earlier appointments at the Universities of Lancaster and Aberdeen in the UK as well as at the University of Vienna, Austria, he moved to Uppsala in 2020 after holding a number of academic leadership positions as, inter alia, Head of Department, Chair in Communication and Media as well as funding Director of the Research Centre ‘Discourse & Society’ at the University of Liverpool, UK, or as Chair and Head of Subject in Media in Communications as well as Head of the Research Group ‘Discourse, Communication & Media (DCM)’ at Örebro University, Sweden. He also previously held several prestigious visiting and research appointments as, e.g., Alfred Bonnier Jr. Professor in Journalism and Mass Communication at Stockholm University, or as affiliate Research Chair in Communications and Media at the University of Liverpool.
Michał is one of the leading international scholars working on critical discourse studies of communication, media and social change with special focus on politics and practices of discrimination, exclusion and social inequality. His research focuses on political discourse, digital & traditional media and journalism as well as on policy and organisational practices. He analyses these with focus on anti-immigration rhetoric, normalisation of racism, social inequality and of other challenges to democracy accelerating under the impact of the global rise of right-wing populism and neoliberalism. He also works on methodological innovations and combinations in qualitative and critical discourse studies in social and political research. Michał is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Language and Politics which - under his leadership since 2014 - has become one of the key international, interdisciplinary and critical fora for analysing discourse and communication in the processes of contemporary social and political change. He is also a co-editor of the book series Bloomsbury Advances in Critical Discourse Studies and sits on a number of editorial boards including of Critical Discourse Studies or Social Semiotics journals or such innovative book series as e.g. DATA Browser.
Current Projects at Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University:
Interactive Racism in Swedish Online Media, Press and Politics: Discourses on Immigration and Refugees at Times of Crisis (Swedish Research Council, 2016-20)
Immigration and the Normalisation of Racism: Discursive Shifts in Swedish Politics and Media 2010-22 (Swedish Research Council, 2020-23)
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