I am a researcher and associate professor at the Department of History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University in Sweden. I am also affiliated with the Cultural Matters Research Group at the Sociological Department at Uppsala University.
My primary research interests lie in the politics, practices and technologies of knowledge. I work in the interdisciplinary tradition of Science and Technology Studies. My work draws on sociology, media studies, anthropology, history of science, and cultural studies. My work has dealt with the knowledge production in the biosciences, epistemic standards in education, and exclusion in socio-technical processes.
I am currently engaged in three research projects: the valuation of biomedical knowledge in the project Trials of Value (PI: CF Helgesson); computational and data practices in disease surveillance in the project The Rise of Infodemiology (PI: Francis Lee); the standardization of abnormality in the project Medicine at the Borders of Life (PI: Solveig Jülich).
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 in Medicine at the borders of life deals with the standardization of abnormality through the lens of surveillance of congenital malformations.