Maria Nilsson Foto: Niklas Björling © 2019
Maria Nilsson Foto: Niklas Björling © 2019


Senior lecturer and director of studies for journalism with an international research and teaching background and previous journalism experience. Ph. D. (Media and Communication Studies) from the University of Iowa (USA), with previous appointments at the University of Iowa, Mid Sweden University and Uppsala University.

Research interests

My research interests – with visual communication and in particular photography as a near-constant focus – include the politics of representation; questions of power, credibility and agency in visual media practices; and visual journalism and journalism in various historical and current contexts. My recent research, since returning to Sweden, in 2010, after several years in the United States, focuses primarily on visual journalism in today's changing media landscape. Read full bio.

Articles (in Swedish)

Bildvalen från Drottninggatan var hänsynsfulla (Journalisten, 25 juni 2019)
Så skildrade pressen terrorattacken visuellt (Pressmeddelande, Mynewsdesk, 24 juni 2019)
Medieforskare vill kartlägga hur dagstidningarna skildrade terrordådet i bilder (, 19 dec. 2018)