Professor at Department of Informatics and Media
Professor Michał Krzyżanowski holds the Chair in Media & Communications at Uppsala University, where he is Deputy Head of School of Informatics & Media and Director of Research at Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies of Racism. His work focuses on critical discourse studies of communication in the public sphere from the point of view of mediatization of extremist ideologies as well as normalization of racism and far-right politics of discrimination & exclusion. See Google Scholar & info below.
Keywords: social inequality communication fascism press media populism racism social media analysis communication for social change journalism ethnic discrimination critical discourse analysis far right far-right extremism
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 School (Department) 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 in/via media and the public sphere. His research focuses on political discourse, digital & traditional media and journalism as well as on communication in/of 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 far-right extremism as well as neoliberalism. As a renown expert in qualitative research methods, Michał also works on methodological application and combinations of critical discourse studies in communication analysis and social and political research.
Since 2014, Michał has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Language and Politics which under his leadership became 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 DATA Browser book series.
For publications and projects see Google Scholar & below.
Current Projects at 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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