Kristine Marie Berg

Kristine Marie Berg

Associate Professor


My research interests cover political rhetoric and public debate.

My research focus on norms of rhetorical action, how these norms create or inhibit participation, and in how the way we talk and write to and about each other creates and breaks down communities.

My curiosity is piqued by taken-for-granted conceptions of what it means to communicate well and by unconventional and unexpected forms of rhetorical practice.

I am also interested in how textual analyses can be supplemented by other methods such as interviews, participant observation and protocol analysis.



I have taught the following obligatory courses in the Rhetoric program: Rhetorical criticism (BA), Rhetoric in Society (BA), Speech Workshop (BA), Contemporary Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives (MA)

I have also taught MA elective courses such as Political rhetoric and humour and Rhetoric of hate.

I have supervised BA-projects about inter alia polysemy, framing and online activism. And I have supervised MA-theses about Nelson Mandela and his use of narratives, block parties as protest rhetoric, utopian rhetoric and empathy in communication between doctor and patient.

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