I am a doctoral student in media and communication studies, at DEMICOM Centre for Study of Democracy and Communication at Mid Sweden University. My dissertation deals in general with strategic political communication and focus on public affairs and lobbying in a Swedish context.
I assist in teaching courses at the Communication and public relations programme, with a main focus on courses of strategic political communication and thesis writing.
Articles in journals
Helgesson, E. & Falasca, K. (2017). The construction of an elusive concept : Framing the controversial role and practice of lobbying in Swedish media. Public Relations Inquiry, vol. 6: 3, pp. 275-291.
Chapters in books
Helgesson, E. & Grandien, C. (2015). On the borderlines of advocacy : Situational professional ethics in the identity construction of public relations consultants. In Communication Ethics in a Connected World: Research in Public Relations and Organisational Communication. Peter Lang Publishing Group. pp. 215-233.
Helgesson, E. (2017). An exploration of the role and practice of public affairs in Sweden. Paper presented at the Euprera Congress 2017, 14-16 October, LONDON, UK
Helgesson, E. (2017). Public affairs legitimacy and role conception. Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 25 May 2017.