Liisa Sömersalu

Liisa Sömersalu

Doctoral Student

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Culture and Education


I am a doctoral student in media and communication studies at Södertörn University where I am part of the project "New Media and the Dynamics of Civil Society in the New European Democracies: RetoolingCitizenship in the Baltics and the Balkans" that compares the civil societies in Bulgaria and Estonia by examining whether the new media have strengthened civil society in the new European democracies and in what way.

I have a background in Semiotics and Theory of Culture from Tartu University in Estonia (BA) and theGlobal Media Studies (MA) from Karlstad University in Sweden. My research interests are linked to the role of media in social change - mainly how citizens are using the media for mobilization and organization ofcollective action.

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