My main research interest gravitate around communication, mediation and representation in social and cultural perspectives. In particular focus are issues concerning content as well as different perspectives on the content in terms of knowledge/non-knowledge as they are articulated and evaluated by different actors.
The research concerns the understanding of production, reproduction and circulation of knowledge, and the conditions for this both in institutionalized and more informal settings. Recently, in the context of research on higher education, I have studied changes and transformations of individual and collective educational landscapes that has to do with ostensibly global processes: for instance, international mobility among students, the emergence of a variety of (state and private) actors in higher education, corporate universities, regimes of knowledge, ideologies of knowledge, implications of market oriented governance of higher education, etc. My studies in the field of higher education are based on data collection and fieldwork in Sweden, Norway, Russia, India, and UAE.
I am conducting several projects (Swedish Research Council) on higher education and globalization together with Ulf Mellström at Karlstad University.
With researchers from Sweden, Norway and Northwest Russia, I am part of the research network NORRUSS (Norwegian Research Council) in the project “Higher Education in the High North”, i.e. educational exchanges in the Arctic Barents Region.
Courses on Research Supervision at Didacticum
I am also active at Didacticum, particularly with the cross-faculty courses on research supervision.