Søndre Campus, bygn. 15B, Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 København S, Building: 15B-2-13
Primary fields of research
My research has a focus on the following subjects:
- Digitalization in educational environments and libraries
- Digital texts and new social practices
- Digital literacy and technological understanding
- The socio-technical approach and Actor-Network-Theory (ANT)
- The theoretical development of information studies
My research concerns questions about the role of digitalization in educational environments and libraries, and the ways in which digital texts reproduce or create new forms of communication. A key focus is how digital-mediated communicative activities evolve, how emerging activities eventually are shaped into typified activities, and in what ways staff and students understand and recognize particular standardized practices. Using the socio-technical approach, I investigate problems and challenges in digital-mediated communication concerning the interplay between digital texts and new practices.
In the last years the actor-network-theory (ANT) has been of interest in information studies caused by the role this approach gives to materiality and technology. I investigate what this turn means for analysis of particular information practices.
Just now I am concerned with how to apply the socio-technical approach and ANT in a study of implementation and use of digital learning resources in information practices in educational libraries. I study questions about how introductions and integration of new digital resources are going on: Will the new practices be integrated in the already existing practices, or are the already existing practices eventually a kind of barrier for new ones? What does the materiality of a particular technology means in relation to an implementation process? Another important question - seen in relation to ANT - is how the concept of translation can be used in an analysis of implementation of new digital technology and changes in well-established work processes. In the empirical investigation, also a question concerning meaning and status of a concept like ´digital literacy´ is posed.
Teaching activities in autumn 2018:
- The module "Theories and traditions in information and cultural studies", Master in Information Science and Cultural Communication
- The module "Problem solving and design", Bachelor in Information Science and Cultural Communication
- Team coordinator for Master and for 5. and 6.semester, Bachelor