Claes Thorén

senior lecturer at Department of Informatics and Media

+4618-471 1019
Visiting address:
Ekonomikum (plan 3), Kyrkogårdsg. 10
Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My research focuses on digitization and how physical and virtual artefacts shape and constitute our lives. My PhD dissertation from 2013 dealt with the organizational impacts of online news. My research uses such theories as new materialism, social ontologies and practice theory. I have used these theories to study, among other things, viral news reporting and the digitization of musical instruments.

Keywords: cultural theory practice theory materiality technology non-use socio-materiality social ontologies mediatization network analysis digital society organizational communication digitalization

My courses


2014- Senior lecturer at the institution of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University

2013-2014 Researcher at the institution of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University

2008-2013 PhD candidate at the Swedish Research School MIT, stationed at Karlstad University

2006-2008 Master of Arts programme in Cultural Studies, University of East London, UK (MA distinction)

2003-2005 General BA English Literature, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

2000-2008 Adjunct Lecturer at the department of Information Systems, Karlstad University

1998-2000 Database Administrator at the National Service Administration

1995-1998 Systems Analysis program (BSc in Information Systems)

Other interests include:

- Composing music in a project called Spectral Hours


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