Anja Vranic

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Media and Communication
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Mobile phone +47 41499192
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1093 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

In my PhD project, I look at women leaders in media, their communication and presentation, particularly in terms of the portrayal of gender and different femininities/masculinities. I am interested in how this interplays with their credibility, authority, and power; how we as a society understand and discuss them in their roles as authorities. I am also interested in underlying questions concerning gender equality - how we understand gender equality and feminism today. My project is primarily concerned with how this plays out in crises, where credibility - and gender - is particularly disputed. My project is affiliated with Pandemic Rhetoric.


I have previously worked as a researcher on the project "The Silent Voices - Media Coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Norway", funded by the Norwegian Media Authority and led by Professor Eli Skogerbø. The project looks at how the marginalised voices navigate in a hierarchical media system.

I have worked as a research assistant at POLKOM - Centre for the Study of Political Communication for two years where I was involved in several projects.

In my Master's Thesis, I looked at the connection between gender identity and ideologically constructed gendered language use amongst young Japanese women.

Commissions of trust

2022- : Board member at the Department of Media and Communication, UiO


Tags: Gender and Feminist Studies, Gender Theory, Feminist Theory, Postfeminst Theory, Feminist Communication Theory, Media and communication, Rhetoric, Discourse Analysis, Minorities, Credibility, Trust, Political communication


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  • Vranic, Anja (2022). Sexualised or liberated? A critical discourse analysis of the debate about Hadia Tajik’s book cover.
  • Vranic, Anja & Skogerbø, Eli (2022). Silence, voice, and public listening - Media coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Norway.

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Published Sep. 8, 2021 3:53 PM - Last modified Nov. 28, 2022 3:19 PM