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.
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 research 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, social psychology, & cultural sociology as well as a higher education pedagogy course in teaching qualitative methods with CAQDAS.
I hold a BA and BFA from the University of Minnesota, attended Critical Studies at Malmö Art Academy, and hold an MA, MPhil, and PhD in Sociology from Yale University.