My research focuses on the hows and whys of people's social media practices, with a particular emphasis on visuality, sex and political participation. The overarching questions I tend to ask are about identity, community, norms and power. Beyond trying to make sense of what people are doing on and with the social media, how, and why, I am a proud methods-head, always thinking, often teaching and sometimes publishing on research methods and digital research ethics. My pet projects and new emerging research interests lie with fandom, governance, the technologies of wellbeing and self-care.
I am currently wrapping up a
research project on platformization of sexuality (Rethinking Sexuality) and on the role of the
internet in young people’s political participation (DigiGen) and starting another one on
visual digital trust (TRAVIS). Take a look at the RESEARCH tab for more info on these. In 2023 I also serve as Professor II at the Department of Media and Communication of the University of Oslo.
Here is my full CV
Here is the link to my profile on the Estonian Research Information System (ETIS)