I am a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Geography, Media and Communication (Geomedia) at Karlstad University in Sweden, and an hon. Associate Professor in Digital Media and Society at the Department of Culture, Communication and Media at University College London in the UK. I also work as an external examiner at Birkbeck, University of London, UK for their undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in digital media and communications. I am on the editorial board of Mobile Media & Communication, and I often review papers for influential journals such as New Media & Society, Big Data & Society, Mobile Media & Communication, and Convergence.
Before joining Geomedia in November 2020, I held academic positions at University College London, University of the Arts London, and University of Westminster, and a fellowship at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I hold a Ph.D. from the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster in UK, which has a strong tradition in critical media and communication studies.
I research and write about emerging technologies and their users, in particular, mobile and locative media, (im)mobilities, geolocation technologies, maps and map-making, big data, and algorithms. My research is highly interdisciplinary. My theoretical foundations come from media and communication studies, geography, sociology, STS, philosophy, and computer science. I am currently writing a book entitled The Politics of Location Tracking and Profiling (under contract with Routledge), which critically analyses the problematic intersection of location technologies and data, machine learning, and geo-profiling.