Sol’s research focuses on climate change communication and environmental social movements through collective/political action communication.
Her thesis project focuses 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 is involved (teaching and/or course convenor) in the following courses:
- Research methods and academic essay (MKGB03)
- Strategic Digital Communication (MKGB62)
- Technical foundations of Digital Media and Digital Design (MKGB90)
- Project in Media Analysis (MKGB94)
- Digital analysis methods (MKGB91)
- Research Survey (MKGC10)
Sol is a part of the In-Between Spaces research project and a member of the Geomedia research group.
Sol holds both 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.
She has previously worked with the dissemination of information for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and her personal interest lies in environmental issues caused by climate change and deforestation, particularly in developing countries.
Her master’s thesis is titled Communication without Borders (2016) and examines, in a quantitative way, how Swedish expatriates use various forms of communication media to stay connected with friends in their current country of residency, in Sweden and other parts of the world based on both demographic factors, mobility variables and cosmopolitan values. It is based on data from the Institute for Society, Opinion and Media.
Her bachelor’s thesis is titled Hungerns Ansikte (2013) and is a study on how printed press in the UK and US portrayed the situation at the Horn of Africa in 2011 before and after the UN declared famine in the region.
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