I am a researcher and associate professor at the Department of History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University in Sweden. My primary research interests lie in the politics, practices and technologies of knowledge. I work in the interdisciplinary tradition Science and Technology Studies. My work draws on sociology, anthropology, history of science, cultural studies, and media studies. My work has dealt with the valuation of knowledge in the biosciences, epistemic standards in education, and exclusion in socio-technical processes.
I’m currently studying the valuation of biomedical knowledge in the project Trials of Value (PI: CF Helgesson). I am in the startup phase of two projects: The Rise of Infodemiology (PI: Francis Lee) which studies the increasing use of social data in epidemiological disease surveillance, and Medicine at the Borders of Life (PI: Solveig Jülich) which studies the historical emergence of ethics in foetal research.
My work on disease surveillance aims to examine how computer algorithms—seen as social and cultural devices—constitute and value people, disease, and risks in epidemiological practice. Do new ideas about disease and medical intervention emerge with the introduction of new technologies and new data? My work on the emergence of ethical controversy in foetal research aims to compare arguments about the value of life in human foetal research, animal research, and agricultural practices in Sweden.