I’m an Associate Professor, working at the IT University of Copenhagen, where I’m affiliated with the Digital Culture plus the Digital Media and Communication Research Groups. I do research on internet communication and culture, transmedial universes, gameworlds and games, in particular in relation to social media formats. Currently (2013), I’m writing an introductory book on social network sites in Danish, and researching uses of social media in relation to respectively politics and mediated death.
See also my homepage at the IT University.
I hold a MA in Comparative Literature and Media Studies from the University of Copenhagen (1999). As part of this education, I also took a MA in Image Studies w. distinction at the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1996-1997. In 2003, I was awarded the Ph.D. title at the IT University of Copenhagen, after having defended my Ph.D. thesis titled A Poetics of Virtual Worlds.
I am born in 1970 and raised in Ringsted (Denmark) and Lilongwe (Malawi, Africa). Since 1989, I have been based in Copenhagen, with short detours during which I have lived temporarily in Canterbury (UK), Bergen (NO) and Atlanta (US). When I’m not at work, I spend time with my son (I’m a single mother by choice) and family and friends. When time allows, I sing in a chamber choir, play the piano, fool around with my Nikon camera and in general enjoy the cornucopia of cultural activities available in Copenhagen.
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