What has been your career path leading up to your current position?
- I have a background in sociology and did my master’s in Zürich, Switzerland. During the course of my master’s degree I noticed I enjoy research, reading and engaging with academic topics. After an internship in Madrid for 9 months I was offered a position as a PhD at the University of St.Gallen. During this time I enjoyed a steep learning curve, which I have been very thankful for in hindsight. A fully funded scholarship allowed me to do one year abroad at the Oxford Internet Institute.
I used 4 years to finish my PhD, and decided to do a paper-based thesis. Luckily, at the time when I was finishing my PhD, one of my former mentors, Christian Fieseler, was looking for a postdoctoral fellow at the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society at BI. I had never been to Norway before and thought “why not?”. I moved to Norway in 2016 and received lots of responsibility and freedom in the position from the very beginning. After 3-4 years I applied to become Associate Professor. Recently I also became co-director of the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society with Christian Fieseler.