Background and activities
I am teaching and supervising students in human geography, globalization and innovation studies.
Central research fields are (i) citizens involvement in natural resource governance and (ii) youth’s participation in urban and societal development. Globalization, transnational relations, and citizenship are all central dimensions.
The empirical fundament for work is Norway and Indonesia, but I also have some fieldwork experiences from serval African countries.
In addition to political participation, I have researched international higher education and the use of Internet in transnational knowledge networks.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2018) Jakobsen, Thomas Sætre. 2017. Living in Transition – Peasant-Workers Working Between Farmland and the Workplaces of the Urban in Post-Deng China. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift.
- (2018) International development aid and young people's participation in societal development of the global south. Children's Geographies.
- (2017) Between striated and smooth space: Exploring the topology of transnational student mobility. Environment and planning A. vol. 49 (9).
- (2017) Claiming indigenous rights through participatory mapping and the making of citizenship. Political Geography. vol. 61.
- (2014) Online environmental activism and Internet use in the Indonesian environmental movement. Information Development. vol. 30 (3).
- (2014) The educational space of global online higher education. Geoforum. vol. 51.
- (2013) Connected youth : young students' extensibility and use of the Internet to search for information. Nordicom Review. vol. 34 (1).
- (2013) Learning about distant places through the Internet: Young students as global citizens?. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. vol. 67 (3).
- (2012) The Implications of the Local Context in Global Online Education. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. vol. 13 (1).
- (2011) Blended learning: communication, locations and work-life Practices. Educational Media International. vol. 48 (3).
- (2011) Ungdom, Internett og samfunnsengasjement. Tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning. vol. 11 (2).
- (2010) Digital communication, transportation and urban structuration in students' daily life. Geografiska Annaler. Series B. Human Geography. vol. 92B (1).
- (2009) Negotiating the symbolic power of information and communication technologies (ICT): The spread of Internet-supported distance education. Information Technology for Development. vol. 15 (1).
- (2009) Fleksibel utdanning i et nord-sørperspektiv ? om mastergradsstudiet Development Management. UNIPED (Tromsø). vol. 32 (4).
- (2008) Dimensions of Flexibility - About the Relation Between Students, Technology and Distributed Education. Seminar.net : Media, technology and lifelong learning. vol. 4 (1).
- (2008) Exploring the gap of the digital divide - Conditions of connectivity and higher education participation. GeoJournal. vol. 71 (2-3).
- (2008) Distance Education and the Complexity of Accessing the Internet. Open learning. vol. 23 (2).
- (2007) Flexibility, technology, and the daily life practices of distance students living beyond the digital mainstream. Geoforum. vol. 38.
- (2006) RE-conceptualisation of Research on the Relation Between Technology and Social Change in Open and Distance Education. Information Technology, Education and Society. vol. 7 (2).
- (2004) The Dynamics of a Low Budget Tourist Area: The case of Prawirotaman. ASEAN Journal on Hospitality & Tourism. vol. 3 (1).