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.

Digital Society Research Group

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 fall semester 2019:

29. August: Murat Yildirim: A sister in statehouse:  "Female executive power and female parliamentarian behaviour in a new African democracy"

19. September: Grant proposal workshop

10. October: Thomas Sattich: "EU policies and H2020"

21. November: Bettina Bluemling: "Representing indigenous sacred land: The case of the Niyamgiri movement in India"; Erik De Vries: "Sentiment analysis in communication research”. 

12. December: TBD


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)
  • Political influencers on social media (Postdoc project led by Mario Haim)
  • The Aesthetics of global protest: Visual culture and communication (book project co-edited by Hande Eslen-Ziya)

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.