Background and activities
I hold a researcher position at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture at NTNU. I am currently (2021-2025) at leave from this position and work in Nordic Energy Research, a research and policy platform of the Nordic Council of Ministers.
I received my doctoral degree from Sociology at the University of Helsinki (Finland) in 2013. This research was published as a scientific monograph by Routledge in 2017, titled as Making Electricity Resilient: Risk and Security in a Liberalized Infrastructure. It develops a multi-sited analysis of the electricity infrastructure in Finland and Scandinavia, focusing on risk management and markets, and spanning from international energy exchanges and public regulations to energy control rooms and households. The work mainly draws upon interdisciplinary Science and Technology Studies (STS) perspectives.
After my defence, I held a postdoctoral position in Princeton University, in PIIRS Global Systemic Risk, a multidisciplinary research community dedicated to studying large-scale threats facing our globalized world.
I then received a 3-year fellowship at the University of Edinburgh (UK), Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, where I among others was a Co-Investigator in Checking Assumptions aND promoting responsibility in smart Development projects (CANDID), funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020, and working with Robin Williams, Charles Raab (Edinburgh), and Kjetil Rommetveit (Bergen University).
I was also brought in to be a postdoctoral researcher at Durham University (UK), Department of Anthropology, to the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI), which integrates energy experts from various academic disciplines to understand future supply and demand. My collaboration there with Simone Abram (Durham) developed ethnographic methods to study energy systems modelling and scenarios, and integrated energy network management in control rooms.
I serve as an editor of Science & Technology Studies, the official journal of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST). I also am a member of the editorial team of the Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies, which is published at NTNU.
- Interdisciplinary research
- Science and Technology Studies (STS)
- Innovation Studies
- Energy social research
- Control rooms
- Digitalisation of energy infrastructures
- Risk and resilience
- Energy markets
- Energy systems modelling and scenarios
- Energy Systems Integration
- Sustainable Consumer engagement and demand response (SENDER), 2020, European Commission Horizon 2020
- NTNU Energy Transition Initiative, 2019-2020
- National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI), 2018-2019, UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Siemens
- Checking Assumptions aND promoting responsibility in smart Development projects (CANDID), 2017, Horizon 2020
- Scotland in the European Energy Union, 2015-2016, Scottish ClimateXChange
Scientific, academic and artistic work
- (2021) Flexibility of real-time energy distribution: the changing practices of energy control rooms. Journal of Energy History (JEHRHE).
- (2021) Justice aspects of flexible household electricity consumption in future smart energy systems. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. vol. 38.
- (2021) Critical infrastructure vulnerability: a research note on adaptation to climate change in the Nordic countries. Geografisk tidsskrift. vol. 121 (1).
- (2021) Energy systems integration as research practice. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management.
- (2021) On Theory–Methods Packages in Science and Technology Studies. Science, Technology and Human Values.
- (2020) What do energy modellers know? An ethnography of epistemic values and knowledge models. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 66 (101495).
- (2020) Sociotechnical agendas: Reviewing future directions for energy and climate research. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 70 (101617).
- (2019) Grand visions and pragmatic integration: Exploring the evolution of Europe’s electricity regime. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. vol. 32.
- (2019) The Anthropologization of Energy. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies. vol. 7 (2).
- (2019) An Assemblage of Framings and Tamings: Multi-Sited Analysis of Infrastructures as a Methodology. Journal of Cultural Economy. vol. 12 (6).
- (2019) Energy dimensions of urban resilience. The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience.
- (2018) Who 'uses' smart grids? The evolving nature of user representations in layered infrastructures. Sustainability. vol. 10 (10).
- (2018) Smelling Machine History: Olfactory Experiences of Information Technology. Technology and Culture. vol. 59 (2).
- (2017) Energy, economics, and performativity: Reviewing theoretical advances in social studies of markets and energy. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 34.
- (2017) Making Electricity Resilient: Risk and Security in a Liberalized Infrastructure. Routledge. 2017. ISBN 9780367179236.
- (2015) An oral history of programming practices: Gender and age dynamics and digital (dis)engagement among computer programmers in Finland. Human Technology. vol. 11 (1).
- (2014) Keeping Systems at Work: Electricity Infrastructure from Control Rooms to Household Practices. Science & Technology Studies. vol. 27 (2).
- (2013) Is the Normal Accidents perspective falsifiable?. Disaster Prevention and Management. vol. 22 (1).