Banafsheh Ranji


Banafsheh Ranji is a researcher at the research group Peace, Conflict and Development. She holds a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Oslo. Ranji has conducted research on the sociology of media and journalism in politically restrictive contexts. She is the author of the book Journalistic Practices in Restrictive Contexts: A Sociological Approach to the Case of Iran (Routledge, September 2022). Ranji received the prize Hans Majestet Kongens Gullmedalje in 2020 for her doctoral dissertation. She is currently also a researcher at the University of Oslo.


2019 PhD, Media Studies, University of Oslo

2013 Master, Media and Communication Studies, University of Helsinki

2009 Bachelor, Communication Studies, University of Tehran

Work Experience

2022- Researcher, NUPI

2022-2022 Researcher, University of Oslo

2019-2020 Researcher and lecturer, University of Oslo

2016-2019 Doctoral candidate, University of Oslo

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