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Karin Becker

Symposium
Datum: 
Sunday 28 march 2010
Tidpunkt: 
11:00

Karin Becker is Professor m Media and Communication Studies at Stockholm University.
She has been instrumental in establishing visual culture studies in communication research in the Nordic countries, notably in Nordic Mass Communication Research organizations. Becker began her career at Indiana University and the University of Iowa (USA), specializing in documentary photography and photojournalism, and moved to Sweden in the mid 1980s. She has also worked as Professor at the National College of Art, Craft and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm, and in the Department of Culture Studies at Linköping University. Her research examines cultural histories and contemporary contexts of visual media practices, focusing on the press, museum collections, private settings including the family, and including critical applications of visual media in ethnographic studies. Her recent work has examined uses of the visual vernacular, in particular what conditions allow images made for private settings to enter into public discourse. She is currently engaged in a number of projects examining visual forms and practices in public space, including the political and cultural conflicts they give rise to and express.