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Digital Society Research Group

Digital Society is an interdisciplinary and multi-methodological research group focused on the digital transformation and its social and political implications.

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Illustrasjon på digitalt samfunn

With members from political science, sociology and media studies, our research activities reflect current challenges that transformations in policy and administration, identity and learning, political and social processes, business models and social media hold for society.

Seminar programme

Digital Society hosts a series of seminars each semester, as well as an annual symposium. The first symposium (2019) concerned theories and methods in computational social science research. The second symposium (delayed due to COVID-19) will address challenges and opportunities of the digital society. Due to the size of the Research Group, the fall 2020 seminar programme will be limited.

Affiliated projects

  • Digital news agendas in Scandinavia (research project led by Helle Sjøvaag)
  • Media as the missing link: A comparative study of news influence on party support (research project led by Gunnar Thesen)

PhD students’ research projects

  • Erik De Vries: The EU: A supranational institution with national consequences. Evaluating the influence of EU-related media coverage on national party politics
  • Thomas Owren: Financing Sustainable Scandinavian journalism in the digital era: What is worth paying for in a culture for free?
  • Hans Erik Haugvaldstad: Municipal organisations – the digital transformation gameplan
  • Luise Salte: Mobile Influencers: An analysis of participation in mobile media in a Democratic Public Sphere Perspective
  • Jean Roisse Rodrigues Ferreira: Innovation and digitalisation in the public sector
  • Helga Hiim Stålhane: Digital transformations and driving for mobility: A comparative study of taxi drivers in Norway and the US.
  • Veronika Budovska: Domestication of smart home technology: Dimensions, constraints, dynamics and outcomes.

Members of the research group

51832739
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Professor
51833572
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
PhD-student
51832186
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Professor
51831523
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Professor
51831095
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Professor
51832892
Elise Ottesen-Jensen 319
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Professor
51832529
EOJ 315
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Førsteamanuensis
51832797
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Førsteamanuensis
51832927
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Førsteamanuensis
51831641
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Professor
51831688
EAL 150
Faculty of Social Sciences
Dekan
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Professor II
51834538
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Doktorgradsstipendiat
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Stipendiat
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Stipendiat
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Stipendiat
51834510
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Stipendiat
Faculty of Social Sciences



Department of Media and Social Sciences
Doktorgradsstipendiat