Tobias Olofsson is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology since September 2015 and a member of the Uppsala Laboratory of Economic Sociology. Tobias's research focuses on how (e)valuations, worth, forecasts, risks and justifications come together in long-term socio-economic processes.
In 2018, Tobias held a pre-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern University, Evanston, Il. USA.
Keywords: valuation studies ekonomisk sociologi economic sociology phenomenology pragmatism natural resources (e)valuations forecast sociology of prediction sociology of the future
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Tobias Olofsson is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology since September 2015. He is a member of the Uppsala Laboratory of Economic Sociology. He holds a bachelor and master degree (both in sociology) from Stockholm University.
Services to the doctoral candidate community
Chairperson, HSDU (PhD Candidate Committee for The Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Science), 2016-2017
PhD Candidate representative to the board of The Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Science, 2016-2017
Secretary, SDR (PhD Candidate Council for The School of Social Science), 2016-2017
Tobias can also be found on Researchgate.
Olofsson's research approaches the production of predictive accounts in mineral exploration and maps the processes through which mineral deposits are assessed and defined in the exploration process. Studying the process of exploration, Tobias asks how of predictions, (e)valuations, justifications and risk-reduction come together in, and help predict the outcome, of complex processes.
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