Since 2015, I am a lecturer at the Department for Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University. In 2021, I was promoted to Full Professor in Media and Communication Studies. Prior to joining Södertörn, I held various research and teaching positions including visiting lecturer at the Department for Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University and visiting post-doc at the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania) between 2013-2015. My post-doc project concerned historical forms of media participation that emerged in the context of financial of crises in the 1930s, 1970s and 2010s. Simultaneously, I was acting as a research fellow in the collaborative project Narratives of Europe headed by Prof. Johan Fornäs at Södertörn University.
In November 2018, I was elected as the chair of the Communication and Democracy Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Since May 2019, I act as the chair of the interest group on Activism, Communication and Social Justice within the International Communication Association (ICA).
I hold a Magister degree in Media and Communication Studies from the University of Leipzig, Germany, as well as a degree in European Studies from the Technical University of Kaliningrad, Russia. In June 2012, I was awarded my PhD from University of Örebro in cooperation with Södertörn University (title: Civic Experiences and Public Connection. Media and Young People in Estonia), Committee: Peter Lunt (Chair), Andre Jansson, Cecilia von Feilitzen, Annett Hill. My supervisors were Staffan Ericson (Södertörn University) and Mats Ekström (University of Gothenburg). In 2010, I was an associate research student at Goldsmiths College, University of London (supervised by Nick Couldry).
2020 – 2021 Network on Automated Decision-Making in the Public Sector – funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond
2018 – 2020 Memory and Media Research Network – funded by the German Research Council (DFG)
2019 – 2020 Datafication, data inequalities and data justice in the Nordic countries – funded by HOS-NS
2015 – 2019 Digital Activism in China, Russia and Scandinavia – funded by STINT
2013 – 2015 Medialisering av kultur och vardagslivet – funded by Riksbankens jubilieumsfond