I am a senior lecturer in political science. As such, I teach and develop courses at all levels of education as well as conduct research as part of national and international networks.
My work revolves around power, politics and governing in various contexts. My main focus over the past years has been the marketization of the Swedish public sector with a specific focus on public procurement. Recently, I started to develop and conduct empirical research on the technological development in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) and so-called 'big data'. Specifically, I study what I label automated systems of governing (ASG), or in other words, instruments that draw on big data and the development in AI in their efforts to control or direct people and things.
My work has been published in a number of well reputed journals in political science and geography such as Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space; Local Environment; Territory, Politics, Governance; and Critical Policy Studies.
Over the past decade I have also published extensively on the relationship between politics and space, often with a focus on urban and regional development. In 2020 I summarized a lot of my of research in this regard in the monograph Traveling Expertise in Regional Development together with Tomas Mitander.
I make a point of writing regularly in Swedish and not only geared towards traditional academic outlets. My latest Swedish publication is the book Trängd demokrati which is a collective effort together with Malin Rönnblom, Maud Eduards, Jörgen Johansson and Kerstin Alnebratt, published with Gidlunds förlag in 2022.
My doctoral thesis (defended in May 2015) was nominated for and runner-up in the Regional Studies Association's annual 'best PhD-thesis' award.
I consider teaching to be the most important aspect of my work and I have extensive experience of course development, administration and, of course, teaching at all levels of education.
Currently I am the course convener for political theory, methods and theory of science at different modules of our undergraduate and master program at political science.
My two PhD-courses in theory of science and quantitative methods for qualitative researchers regularly attracts doctoral candidates from many different universities and disciplines in Sweden making them vibrant and very stimulating for teaching.
I currently supervise two PhD-projects and have supervised numerous students in their work with their bachelor's and master's theses.