Sol’s research focuses on climate change communication, science communication, and environmental social movements through collective/political action communication.
Sol is (or has been) involved in the following courses either as a teacher, examiner, supervisor or course coordinator:
- Media and Society (MKGA02)
- Communication Work in Theory and Practice (MKGA23)
- Web Communication (MKGA49)
- Internship in Media and Communication (MKGA87)
- Research Methods and Academic Essay (MKGB03)
- Strategic Communication - Internal Communication and Crisis Communication (MKGB23)
- Strategic Digital Communication (MKGB62)
- Technical Foundations of Digital Media and Digital Design (MKGB90)
- Digital analysis methods (MKGB91)
- Project in Media Analysis (MKGB94)
- Research Survey and Thesis Projects (MKGC10)
- Visual Communication and Design III - Thesis Project (MKGC60)
- Human Geography III - Human Geography Methods (KGGC02)
- Tourism Studies: Methods and Independent Project (TVGT23)
- Tourism Studies with Degree Project (TVGT61)
- Additionally holds guest lectures in Climate Change Communication in different courses
Sol is a part of the Geomedia research group.
Sol's doctoral thesis centres around how to communicate complex and abstract issues, specifically on what makes people take political action, and what role certain types of linguistic/lexical choices play in the interpretation and reception of environmental social movement groups' communication.
Sol holds a bachelor’s degree and a one-year master’s degree in global media studies from Karlstad University. She is a former recipient of the SIDA Minor Field Studies scholarship and has studied both rhetorics at Uppsala University, developmental studies and African and Latin American history at several Swedish universities.
Sol has previously worked with the dissemination of information for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and her interest lies in environmental issues caused by climate change and deforestation, particularly in developing countries.
Sol Agin & Michael Karlsson (2021): Mapping the Field of Climate ChangeCommunication 1993–2018: Geographically Biased, Theoretically Narrow, and MethodologicallyLimited, Environmental Communication, DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2021.1902363