Background and activities

I am a PhD candidate in Science and technology studies (STS) at the Department of interdisiplinary studies of culture. I have a MA in STS and a BA in Anthropology, both from NTNU.

In my phd project I am going to study the quantitative knowledge-base for development of Norwegian climate and energy policy.

Concepts like ‘the metric society’ and ‘the tyranny of metrics’ suggests that increasingly, policy and governance are shaped and steered by quantitative information. My project engages critically with such assumptions by using STS theory to analyse how actors in the Norwegian climate and energy policy field make sense of and employ numbers. I also analyse how producers of numerical information make and communicate such information to policymakers. 


Research interests

  • Energy and climate policy
  • Audit society, metric fixation
  • The relationship between science and policy
  • Knowledge production, knowledge utilization and knowledge mobility

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Jørgensen, Susanne; Ryghaug, Marianne; Skjølsvold, Tomas Moe. (2015) Smart strøm - smarte kunder? En studie av norske husholdningers domestisering av smarte strømmålere og styringsteknologier. 2015.