Hanna Sofia Rehnberg


Senior Lecturer

I am a researcher and a teacher in journalism and linguistics.

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Social Sciences


I work as a senior lecturer in journalism at Södertörn University. My research interests are in the area of applied linguistics. As a sociolinguist I investigate language use in society. My particular focus is on organizational and corporate communication, narrativity and journalism as well as migration and integration.

I am the project leader of the research project Migrants narratives in the asylum processexternal link In this project we investigate how the narrative about the asylum seeker is co-contructed by different actors involved in the asylum process: the applicant, the case officer of the Swedish Migration Agency, the interpreter and the applicant’s legal advisor. We also
study the recontextualization of the oral narratives into written texts reproduced in the case documents of the agency.

I am also doing research on public organizations as news producers, within the research project "With an independent editorial of civil servants" - public organizations as news producers.

Furthermore, I work as a researcher at The Academy of Public Administration at Södertörn University. From 2017 I am a co-worker within a research project focusing on monitoring and scrutinizing of schools in Sweden, Poland and Finland. During 2015–2016 I worked as a researcher within the project "The Swedish Transport Administration, a modern agency". Within this project I employed a linguistic perspective focusing on organizational identities and cultures.

I have a doctorate from the department of Scandinavian languages, Uppsala University. My thesis from 2014 focuses on corporate storytelling. The title is: When organizations tell stories. Narrativity as a resource in strategic communication (abstract in English).external link

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