College of Media | Obituaries

Karin Dovring

8/9/2011  4:30 pm

Karin Dovring, Ph.D., resident of Urbana and a specialist in propaganda analysis, was born in Sweden on Dec. 5, 1919, and died on Sunday (Aug. 7, 2011) at her home in Urbana.

She was the author of the world classic book "Road of Propaganda."

She lectured in many universities around the world and in the Vatican in Rome. She was invited to the United States in the mid-1950s by Harold D. Lasswell of Yale Law School and worked as his close associate in his intelligence work for the United States of America in Washington, D.C.

She is survived by a sister, Kerstin Dovring of Stockholm, Sweden.

Karin Dovring was married to Folke Dovring, who was a specialist in agricultural economics in the United Nations Department in Rome and who retired as a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He predeceased her.

All Karin Dovring's published and unpublished works are available in the "Karin Dovring Collection" at the College of Media at the UI in Urbana-Champaign. Research utilization of her works is under the supervision and permission of the Dean of the College of Media.