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Orla Vigsö


Orla Vigsö
+46 31 786 4998

Postal Address: Box 710, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Seminariegatan 1B , 41313 Göteborg

Journalism Media and Communication (More Information)
Box 710
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 4950
Visiting Address: Seminariegatan 1 B , 413 13 Göteborg

About Orla Vigsö

Mag.art. & cand.mag. in Political Science and Scandinavian Languages from Aarhus University, Denmark, 1990. Fil. lic. (2002) and Ph.D. (2004) in Scandinavian Languages from Uppsala University, with studies of political communication and election posters. Has worked as assistant and associate professor in Uppsala, Roskilde, Göteborg, Örebro, and Södertörn. Promoted to Professor of Rhetoric at Södertörn University 2011, and Professor in Media Studies 2015. Working for JMG since March 2013. I also work as a translator from French and English, and to and from Danish and Swedish.

Research Areas

My two main areas of research are political communication and crisis communication, and I consider both to be within the broader field of strategic communication, thus combining political studies, langauage, and rhetoric with areas such as public relations and organizational communication.

Current Research Project

My latest project is a study of Swedish political cartoons from 1890 till today, their frequency, content, and form.

I also partake in the collection of election campaign materials in relation to the European election 2014, as part of a group of European researchers and in order to make the posters, videos, etc. available for comparative studies.

Apart from this, I am interrested in crisis communication, including political crises in relation to scandals.

Completed Research Project

My Ph.D. project, completed 2004, was an analysis of all national election posters in Sweden for the 2002 general election. Since the, I have participated in two projects headed by Professor Brigitte Mral, Örebro University, and financed by the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency on Rhetoric and Crisis Communication.


At JMG, I am currently responsible for the course Perspectives on media and communication. I have 25 years of experience teaching language, rhetoric, communication, theory and method, etc. in Denmark and Sweden.


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Latest publications

Satirteckningar i Danmark och Sverige
Orla Vigsø, Hannibal Munk
Nordisk Tidskrift, Magazine article 2020
Magazine article

Satirteckningar i svensk dagspress 1890-2017
Orla Vigsø
Göteborg, Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation, Göteborgs universitet, Report 2019

Orla Vigsø
2019 European Elections Campaign, Rom, Università degli studi Roma Tre, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Orla Vigsø
Metodekogebog, København, U Press, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Retorisk analys
Orla Vigsø
Mats Ekström & Bengt Johansson (red.): Metoder i medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Semiotisk billedanalyse
Orla Vigsø
Metodekogebogen, København, U Press, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Babyloniska omvägar
Orla Vigsø
Med andra ord, Magazine article 2018
Magazine article

Ojämställda bilder: Kvinnor och män på svenska valaffischer
Nicklas Håkansson, Bengt Johansson, Orla Vigsø
Holgersson, U & Wängnerud, L (red, 2018) Rösträttens århundrade : kampen, utvecklingen och framtiden för demokratin i Sverige, Makadam förlag, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Bränder, klimat och val
Orla Vigsø
Snabbtänkt, Sundsvall, Demicom, Mittuniversitetet, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

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Methodological Approaches to the Analysis of Visual Political Communication Through Election Posters
Stephanie Geise, Orla Vigsø
Holtz-Bacha C. & Johansson B. (eds.). Election Posters Around the Globe, Cham, Springer International Publishing AG, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Praktisk argumentation: Grundbok i retorisk argumentation.
Orla Vigsø, Charlotte Jørgensen, Merete Onsberg
Ödåkra, Retorikförlaget, Book 2017


Politiska satirteckningar från papper till den digitala världen
Orla Vigsø
Nordicom Information, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Gruppintervju i krisens spår – på fältarbete i Västmanland
Orla Vigsø
Humanister i fält, metoder och möjligheter - Åsa Arping, Christer Ekholm & Katarina Leppänen (red.), Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Orla Vigsø
Lund, Studentlitteratur, Book 2016

Internal Crisis Communication. An Employee Perspective on Narrative, Culture, and Sensemaking
Orla Vigsø, Julia Matilda Strandberg
Corporate Communications. An International Journal, Journal article 2016
Journal article


The intersection of dialogue and instruction in transboundary crisis communication : An international experiment in instructional message design
Deanna Sellnow, Timothy Sellnow, Bengt Johansson, Orla Vigsø
Crisis4 Helsingborg 7-10 oktober 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Når du ligger i grøften, er det for sent
Orla Vigsø
Kommunikationsforum, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

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