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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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Orla Vigsø
Frederiksberg, Samfundslitteratur, Book 2015


Efter Fukushima-katastrofen. Kriskommunikation och mediebevakning i Sverige och Tyskland
Orla Vigsø, Brigitte Mral
Karlstad, Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap, Book 2014

From propaganda to image building: Four phases of Swedish election poster history.
Nicklas Håkansson, Bengt Johansson, Orla Vigsø
XVII Nordic Political Science Congress (NOPSA), Göteborg 12-15.08.2014., Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

En fråga om balans?
Orla Vigsø
Kristet perspektiv, Alingsås, Alingsås pastorat, Other 2014


Krisretorik. Retoriska aspekter på kriskommunikation.
Brigitte Mral, Orla Vigsø
Ödåkra, Retorikförlaget, Edited book 2013
Edited book

Dåliga - och sämre ursäkter
Orla Vigsø, Lina Kramer, Ricky Lagerkvist
Retorikmagasinet, Magazine article 2013
Magazine article

Apokalyptisk retorik
Orla Vigsø
Retorikmagasinet, Book review 2013
Book review

Namngivning som krishantering
Orla Vigsø
Krisretorik. Retoriska aspekter på kriskommunikation, Ödåkra, Retorikförlaget, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Ni kan lita på oss!
Orla Vigsø, Maja von Stedingk Wigren
Krisretorik. Retoriska aspekter på kriskommunikation, Ödåkra, Retorikförlaget, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

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