Stine Lomborg

Stine Lomborg

Associate Professor - Promotion Programme

Primary fields of research

I study the role of media in everyday life and in broader societal processes and contexts. My focus is on digital tracking and datafication. My research includes the following topics:

  • self-tracking across personal, work and institutional domains of everyday life

  • methodological development in digital media research

  • datafication and automated decision-making, specifically personal data protection in a regulatory and ethical perspective

  • sociological media and communication theory.

Current research

My work addresses the meanings and implications of digital tracking and data-driven decisions for humans and societies. I aim to develop media and communication research on digital tracking and datafication, and my research is anchored in the following projects.

Datafied Living. I lead a team of researchers in empirically studying how people experience self-tracking and other actors' tracking of them across personal, work and institutional contexts in Denmark. Our research comprises extensive and longitudinal fieldwork with users and organisations, as well as research on the infrastructures underpinning digital tracking, datafication and automated decision-making based on citizen data. This research is funded by The Independent Research Fund Denmark, 2020-2024 and an ERC Starting Grant, 2021-2025.

Automating Welfare. I lead the Danish team of an international comparative study of how automated decision-making in the public sector can be made to support human flourishing in EU. The project is funded by CHANSE.

Platform Intelligence in news. This R&D project explores how AI-systems can be used in news media, focusing on assessing the implications of recommender systems on news content and consumption. The project is funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark, 2020-2023.

Teaching

I teach and supervise Communication and IT-related topics, working with students at the BA, MA and PhD levels on:

  • Empirical methodologies
  • Media and communication theory
  • Media reception and user studies
  • Social media and networked communication
  • Organisational communication

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Interpretation as luxury: Heart patients living with data doubt, hope and anxiety

    Lomborg, Stine, Langstrup, Henriette & Andersen, Tariq Osman, 2020, In: Big Data & Society. 7, 1, 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Methods for datafication, datafication of methods: Special issue of European Journal of Communication

    Lomborg, Stine (ed.), Dencik, L. (ed.) & Moe, H. (ed.), 1 Jun 2020, In: European Journal of Communication. 35, 3, p. 203-212

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Decoding algorithms

    Lomborg, Stine & Kapsch, Patrick, 3 Jul 2019, In: Media, Culture & Society. 42, 5, p. 745-761 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    The temporal flows of self-tracking: checking in, moving on, staying hooked

    Lomborg, Stine, Thylstrup, N. & Schwartz, J., 2018, In: New Media & Society. 20, 12, p. 4590–4607 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    A state of flux: Histories of social media research

    Lomborg, Stine, 2017, In: European Journal of Communication. 32, 1, p. 6-15 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Users across media: An Introduction

    Lomborg, Stine & Mortensen, Mette, 2017, In: Convergence. 23, 4, p. 343-351 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Self-tracking as communication

    Lomborg, Stine & Frandsen, K., 2016, In: Information, Communication & Society. 19, 7, p. 1015-1027 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Social media, social genres: Making sense of the ordinary

    Lomborg, Stine, 2014, New York: Routledge. 212 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Mapping Actor Roles in Social Media: Different Perspectives on Value Creation in Theories of User Participation

    Lomborg, Stine & Bechmann, A., 2013, In: New Media & Society. 15, 5, p. 765-781 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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