Toril Aalberg is Professor of Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. She graduated as Dr. Polit. in Political Science in 2001. She is the Chair of COST Action IS1308: Populist Political Communication in Europe ( www.populistcommunication.eu), and have had a number of visiting appointments including longer periods at the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley (2014-2015), Department of Communication at Stanford University (2009), Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin (1999-2001), and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Oslo (1997-1998).
Aalbergs research interests include comparative politics and political communication, including studies of election campaigns, how media affects public opinion, the relationship between media and politics and the role of stereotypes. She is on the editorial board of Political Communication, International Journal of Press Politics and International Journal of Public Opinion Research. She has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Sociological Review, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, and International Political Science Review. She has written several books, were How Media Inform Democracy (2012), co-edited with James Curran, is the most recent.
More information can be found on her website http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/torilaa