I’m an assistant professor (biträdande universitetslektor) in the Department of Sociology at Lund University in Sweden. My research is focused on culture, science, and public life, with a special emphasis on new kinds of evidence: I study algorithmically generated images and emerging digital 3D methods for documentation, visualization, and analysis as they move between science and the law. From 2021-2025 I will lead the ERC-funded project Show & Tell: Scientific representation, algorithmically generated visualizations, and evidence across epistemic cultures.
A book, The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers, is out now from Stanford University Press. Google Scholar is the easiest way to find up-to-date links to my academic publications, and I post open-access versions of most of them as well as working papers and preprints at SocArXiv. You can find some collected talks here.
During the 2020/21 academic year I’ll co-coordinate a yearlong “Theme” at the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies with Olof Sundin. Our project, In Search of Search and Its Engines, is focused on the intersection between media & information literacies and search, search engines, and search-adjacent recommender systems. The team includes Ana Nordberg, Cristian Norocel, Helena Sandberg, Annika Wallin, Robert Willim, and Kalle Åström; along with our own research activities there will be a year of public talks, symposia, and other events.
I teach in the Department of Sociology and the Graduate School at Lund University, and a bit at the University of Tromsø / The Arctic University of Norway. Lately I’ve been teaching intro, qualitative methods & analysis, and social psychology + cultural sociology as well as a higher education pedagogy course in teaching qualitative methods with CAQDAS.
You can see a CV here, and find contact information here.
I hold a BA and BFA from the University of Minnesota, attended Critical Studies at Malmö Art Academy, and have MA, MPhil, and PhD degrees in Sociology from Yale University.