My main research area during the last 15 years has been media’s role in cultural heritage and memory, with a focus on the mythical (in a traditional as well as Barthesian sense) and processes of mythification.
I have published a number of scholarly articles and chapters in journals and edited volumes, mostly in English but occasionally also in Swedish and in German. For a full list of publications, please visit my page at Academia.edu: https://karlstad.academia.edu/EvaKingsepp
PhD thesis (2008), JMK, Stockholm university
Nazityskland i populärkulturen: Minne, myt, medier (Nazi Germany in Popular Culture: Memory, Myth, Media). PhD thesis. Stockholm: Stockholm University, JMK 2008. Available at http://www.diva-portal.org/su/theses/abstract.xsql?dbid=8164 (abstract and summary in English)
Post-doctoral study (2012–2014), Department of History, Stockholm University
Financed by the Anna Ahlström & Ellen Tersérus Foundation, the postdoctoral project examines popular history on World War II in North Africa and the Middle East, with a focus on representations in documentary films about the North Africa Campaign, especially the battles of El Alamein in 1942. The study compares popular memory in the West and in Egypt, using a framework including theories dealing with postcolonialism and orientalism, performativity, and hegemonic narratives.
NODE & In-Between Spaces
A recent side track is concerned with the relations between traditional journalism and cultural communities, including so-called alternative media. This is currently being developed in two projects within the NODE and In-Between Spaces research programs at GMK.
PhD in Media and Communication studies in 2008 at Stockholm University, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK). Before coming to Karlstad University in autumn 2015 I was doing my postdoc at the department of History and also lecturing at the section for Middle-Eastern and North African Studies, both Stockholm university.
My PhD dissertation examines the representations and reception of Nazi Germany in contemporary popular culture. Focusing on films and digital games, the study combines media text analysis with ethnography and reception studies. The study, as well as further research on different aspects of the topic, including an edited volume, has attracted both national and international attention, and has resulted in numerous guest lectures, conference presentations, radio and tv interviews, and scholarly as well as popular articles.
Outside academia I write popular history, hold public lectures and have participated in various radio/tv programs and podcasts in Sweden and internationally. In 2015 I also gave a course in Swedish language and culture at the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, Egypt. Before entering academia I worked as an information officer, editor, and graphic designer.
This page is under construction; meanwhile, please visit my page at Academia.edu: https://karlstad.academia.edu/EvaKingsepp