Cristina Archetti

Norwegian version of this page
Phone +47 22850463
Room 451
Available hours Wednesdays (term time) or by appointment
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1093 Blindern 0317 OSLO


Cristina Archetti is Professor in Political Communication and Journalism at the University of Oslo, Norway. She is author of three books: Explaining News: National Politics and Journalistic Cultures in Global Context (Palgrave, 2010); Understanding Terrorism in the Age of Global Media: A Communication Approach (Palgrave, 2012); Politicians, Personal Image and the Construction of Political Identity: A Comparative Study of the UK and Italy (Palgrave, 2014). She won, among other international prizes, the 2008 Denis McQuail Award for Innovating Communication Theory.

Cristina has over 15 years experience teaching in Higher Education. She serves on the editorial board of the journal Critical Studies on Terrorism and was chair of the International Communication section of the International Studies Association in 2013-14.

Beyond academia, she taught about the role of communication in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) on courses provided to officials and community stakeholders by the Unites States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Hedayah Center (Abu Dhabi); she has lectured for the NATO Centre of Excellence-Defense Against Terrorism in Ankara (Turkey) and the NATO StratCom Centre of Excellence in Riga (Latvia).

Academic interests

  • Political communication
  • Media and politicians
  • Journalism
  • Foreign correspondence
  • Media, terrorism and extremism
  • Media and conflict
  • Media and diplomacy
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Digital technologies and society
  • Media, family and fertility, including childlessness
  • Research methods: content analysis; interviews; ethnography; creative writing in research; Performance as Research (PaR)


Social media and profiles

Tags: Media and communication, Political communication, Journalism, Strategic communication, Social media, Foreign Correspondence, Diplomacy


  • Archetti, Cristina (2021). When public relations can heal: An embodied theory of silence for public communication. Public relations inquiry.  ISSN 2046-147X. . doi: 10.1177/2046147X211014095
  • Archetti, Cristina (2020). Research, methods, and the Zen art of questioning what you know. Norsk Medietidsskrift.  ISSN 0804-8452.  27(2), s 1- 7 . doi: Full text in Research Archive.
  • Archetti, Cristina (2019). Mapping Transnational Journalism in the Age of Flows: Or How I Ditched “Foreign Correspondence” and the “Immigrant Press” and Started to Love Histoire Croisée. Journalism Studies.  ISSN 1461-670X.  20(15), s 2150- 2166 . doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2019.1568905 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Archetti, Cristina (2019). No life without family: Film representations of involuntary childlessness, silence and exclusion. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics.  ISSN 1740-8296.  15(2), s 175- 196 . doi: 10.1386/macp.15.2.175_1 Full text in Research Archive.
  • de Boer, Marjolein; Archetti, Cristina & Solbrække, Kari Nyheim (2019). In/Fertile Monsters: The Emancipatory Significance of Representations of Women on Infertility Reality TV. Journal of Medical Humanities.  ISSN 1041-3545. . doi: Full text in Research Archive.
  • Archetti, Cristina (2017). Image, self-presentation and political communication in the age of interconnection: An alternative understanding of the mediatization of politics. Northern Lights: Film & Media Studies Yearbook.  ISSN 1601-829X.  15(1), s 89- 109 . doi: 10.1386/nl.15.1.89_1 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Archetti, Cristina (2017). Narrative Wars: Understanding Terrorism in the Era of Global Interconnectedness, In Alister Miskimmon; Ben O'Loughlin & Laura Roselle (ed.),  Forging the World: Strategic Narratives and International Relations.  University of Michigan Press.  ISBN 978-0472130214.  Chapter 9.  s 218 - 245
  • Stanyer, James; Archetti, Cristina & Sorensen, Lone (2016). The United Kingdom: Hybrid Populisms, Mixed Fortunes, and Unstable Support, In Toril Aalberg; Frank Esser; Carsten Reinemann; Jesper Strömbäck & Claes De Vreese (ed.),  Populist Political Communication in Europe: Comprehending the Challenge of Mediated Political Populism for Democratic Politics.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138654792.  Chapter 13.  s 165 - 177
  • Archetti, Cristina (2015). Bringing Back Emotion, Imagination and the Senses: Creative Writing in Journalism Research. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics.  ISSN 1740-8296.  11(2), s 239- 249 . doi: 10.1386/macp.11.2.239_3 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Archetti, Cristina (2015). Journalism, Practice and…Poetry: The Unexpected Effects of Creative Writing on Journalism Research. Journalism Studies.  ISSN 1461-670X.  18(9), s 1106- 1127 . doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2015.1111773 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Archetti, Cristina (2015). Terrorism, Communication and New Media: Explaining Radicalization in the Digital Age. Perspectives on Terrorism.  ISSN 2334-3745.  9(1), s 49- 59 Show summary
  • Archetti, Cristina (2014). Journalism & the City: Redefining the Spaces of Foreign Correspondence in London and Oslo. Journalism Studies.  ISSN 1461-670X.  15(5), s 586- 595 . doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2014.894354 Show summary
  • Archetti, Cristina (2013). Journalism in the Age of Globalization: The Evolving Practices of Foreign Correspondents in London. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism.  ISSN 1464-8849.  14(3), s 419- 436 . doi: 10.1177/1464884912472140 Show summary
  • Archetti, Cristina (2012). The Impact of New Media on Diplomatic Practice: An Evolutionary Model of Change. The Hague Journal of Diplomacy.  ISSN 1871-1901.  7(2), s 181- 206 . doi: 10.1163/187119112X625538 Show summary
  • Archetti, Cristina (2012). Which Future for Foreign Correspondence? London Foreign Correspondents in the Age of Global Media. Journalism Studies.  ISSN 1461-670X.  13(5-6), s 847- 856 . doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2012.664352 Show summary
  • Archetti, Cristina (2011). Friend or Foe? Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in Political Communication. European Political Science.  ISSN 1680-4333.  10(4), s 1- 16 . doi: 10.1057/eps.2011.40 Show summary
  • Archetti, Cristina (2010). Comparing International Coverage of 9/11: Towards an Interdisciplinary Explanation of the Construction of News. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism.  ISSN 1464-8849.  11(5), s 567- 588 . doi: 10.1177/1464884910373536 Show summary
  • Archetti, Cristina (2008). News Coverage of 9/11 and the Demise of the Media Flows, Globalization and Localization Hypotheses. International Communication Gazette.  ISSN 1748-0485.  70(6), s 463- 486 Show summary
  • Archetti, Cristina (2008). Unamerican Views”: Why US-Developed Models of Press-State Relations Don’t Apply to the Rest of the World. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC).  ISSN 1744-6708.  5(3), s 4- 26 . doi: 10.16997/wpcc.87 Show summary
  • Archetti, Cristina (2007). A Multidisciplinary Understanding of News: Comparing Elite Press Framing of 9/11 in the US, Italy, France and Pakistan. Journal of International Communication.  ISSN 1321-6597.  13(1), s 86- 118 . doi: 10.1080/13216597.2007.9674709 Show summary
  • Archetti, Cristina (2004). Are the Media Globalizing Political Discourse? The War On Terrorism Case Study. International Journal of the Humanities: Annual Review.  ISSN 1447-9508.  2, s 1301- 1308 . doi: HC04-0158-2004 Show summary

View all works in Cristin

  • Archetti, Cristina (2020). Childlessness in the Age of Communication: Deconstructing Silence. Routledge.  ISBN 9780367409944.  284 s.
  • Archetti, Cristina (2014). Politicians, Personal Image and the Construction of Political Identity: A Comparative Study of the UK and Italy. Palgrave Pivot.  ISBN 1137353414.  108 s.
  • Archetti, Cristina (2012). Understanding Terrorism in the Age of Global Media: A Communication Approach. Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-29138-7.  218 s.
  • Archetti, Cristina (2010). Explaining News: National Politics and Journalistic Cultures in Global Context. Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-0-230-10966-7.  258 s.

View all works in Cristin

  • Eeg-Tverbakk, Camilla & Archetti, Cristina (2020). Of cross-disciplinary encounters: Introducing movement, breath and other artistic interventions in academic research.. Show summary
  • Archetti, Cristina (2018). The Unbearable Thinness of Strategic Communication, In Corneliu Biola & James Pamment (ed.),  Countering Online Propaganda and Extremism: The Dark Side of Digital Diplomacy.  Routledge.  ISBN 1138578622.  Chapter 5.  s 81 - 98
  • Eeg-Tverbakk, Camilla & Archetti, Cristina (2018). EMBODIED, a Performance lecture on involuntary childlessness.
  • Archetti, Cristina (2015). Terrorism, Communication and the Media, In Caroline Kennedy-Pipe; Gordon Clubb & Simon Mabon (ed.),  Terrorism and Political Violence.  Sage Publications.  ISBN 144627280X.  Chapter 7.  s 134 - 152

View all works in Cristin

Published Aug. 28, 2015 1:00 PM - Last modified Mar. 13, 2018 2:54 PM