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Robert Wallace Vaagan

Robert Wallace Vaagan


Professor in Media Studies, Journalism and Intercultural Communication.

Research and teaching mostly in Media Studies (entrepreneurship and project management, intercultural communication, health communication) but also in Journalism.

Co-leader of R&D Group Innovation, entrepreneurship and design in media (MIED)

President 2017-19 of International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Media studies and journalism

Subject areas

Media and globalisation   Russia   Information and communication   Social media   Media entrepreneurship   Media innovation   Intercultural communication


Asia   Europe




President 2017-19, International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS). Norwegian project leader 2014-17 in EMC2 European Media Cloud Campus, Erasmus+ strategic project with German, Dutch, Turkish and Danish partners. Norwegian project leader 2018 - in VICTOR (Virtual Reality in Communication Training Organizations), Erasmus + strategic project with American, Danish, Finnish, German, Turkish and Danish partners.

Scientific publications

Vaagan, Robert Wallace; Toset, Anna Sendra; Farré, Jordi; Torkkola, Sinika; Lovari, Alessandro (2021). “A critical analysis of the digitization of healthcare communication in the EU: a comparison of Italy, Finland, Norway and Spain”. Presented at IAMCR, 7-11. July 2019. International Journal of Communication . Vol. 15.

Vaagan, Robert Wallace (2020). Political rhetoric, populism, leadership and intercultural communication. Silis, Janis; Dreijers, Guntars; Silga, Svike; Vekracis, Janis (Ed.). Bridging Languages and Cultures. Proceedings from EU-funded conference BLC II, September 2019, Ventspils, Latvia. kapittel.

Vaagan, Robert Wallace; Bothner-By, Annelise R. (2020). Confronting stereotypes, racism and xenophobia in Oslo Museum – Intercultural Museum (IKM). Intercultural Communication Studies (ICS) . Vol. 1.

Vaagan, Robert Wallace (2019). “East/West: New Divisions, New Connections in a Populist Political Reality.” Presidential address 25th IAICS conference 12-15.July 2019, Brno, Czech Republic. Intercultural Communication Studies (ICS) . Vol. 28.

Toset, Anna Sendra; Farré, Jordi; Vaagan, Robert Wallace (2019). Seeking, sharing and co-creating: a systematic review of the relation between social support theory, social media use and chronic diseases. Social Theory & Health .

Moerlie, Clyde; Vaagan, Robert Wallace (2019). Diversity and Media in the Netherlands and Norway. Atay, Ahmet; D'Silva, Margaret (Ed.). Mediated Intercultural Communication in a Digital Age. Chapter 9. p. 147-166. Routledge.

Vaagan, Robert Wallace (2019). Ethics, globalization and intercultural communication. Intercultural Communication Studies (ICS) . Vol. 28.

Vaagan, Robert Wallace (2018). Professor Robert N.St.Clair in memoriam. Intercultural Communication Studies . Vol. 27.

Sevincer, Vedat; Biseth, Heidi; Vaagan, Robert Wallace (2018). Faktuell: Youths as journalists in online newspapers and magazines in Norway. Youth and news in a digital media environment – Nordic-Baltic perspectives. Kapittel 3. p. 29-37. Nordicom.

Vaagan, Robert Wallace (2018). Media education at OsloMet: balancing demand, practice and internships. Kognitywistyka i Media w Edukacji .

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete