My dissertation will account for professionals in the academic field of the Kinetic Élites, a research project that focuses on the mediatization of social belonging and close relationships among mobile class fractions. The project also includes the economic field of corporate/business elite and the socio-political field of diplomatic and development workers. The wider aim of the project is to study the role of media and information and communication technologies for sustaining close relationships in everyday life under conditions that include high levels of mobility and possibly fractured ties with family and friends. Central for positioning the research is the question of how physical and spatial absence restructure the negotiation of social belonging and close relationships, when performed through various media practices. The respondents are Swedish citizens and professionals now active and globally travelling, mobile households/transnational families, as well as return migrants, homecomers, which will provide a temporally narrative perspective to this predominantly qualitative study.
Teaching at Media and Communication Program and Film Studies, 2013-14 sub-courses Text och Bild, Videoproduction, Film Practice