I hold a PhD in anthropology, and am a lecturer at the division of Industrial Engineering and Management. I am manager of the Uppsala School of Entrepreneurship. I am a reseracher within the programme Sustainable Visits at Gotland, focusing on entrepreneurship, and I also do reserach on innovation in the public sector. I do fieldwork using participant observation and apply anthropological perspectives to everything from sustainability to entrepreneurship and financial risk management.
Keywords: sustainability culture anthropology entrepreneurship tourism business financial risk management innovation in public sector siberia indigeneity ethnicity and nationalism fieldwork and participant observation collaboration university-society social ventures
PhD Thesis: The social life of ethnic categories: Three cases of indigeneity, Russia and anthropological knowledge production.
Current research: I am part of the research programme Sustainable Visits, a large interdisciplinary reserach programme at Uppsala university where we study the new cruisng quay being build on Gotland, from ecological, economic and social sustainability perspetcives. I focus entrepreneurship and innovation in the tourism sector. I am also part of an externally financed project on how to make cruise torism sustainable.
I do research on innovation in the public sector, for example health care and diabetes.
I have a continued interest in risk, uncertainty and sustainability, in various fields notably entrepreneurship and financial risk management.
My main research focus is on sustainability, entrepreneurship and tourism.
I am manager of the Uppsala School of Entrepreneurship.
I have developed and am manager of the new international new masterprogramme in Sustainable Destination Development at Campus Visby.
I have initiated collaboration in sustainability between educational programmes. Amongst other things, six programmes and 100 students spent three days together working on sustainability. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo7bRujMp60
I have long experience of teaching and supervision, and also of interdisciplinary and international teaching and of using electronic devises like MOOCS and teaching at a distance, as well as of creating student interaction.
I am part of several international projects at Uppsala university: EVENT, developing education in Vietnam, LISTO, http://listoproject.eu/, developing an international classroom on global entrepreneurship and MIRAI, http://www.mirai.nu/, collaboration between Swedish and Japanese universities.
I thesis research was based on a years fieldwork in Sibiera, and regards indigeneity, ethnicity politics as much as a critical study of antrhopological practices.
I use anthropological methods and theory in approaching a variety of fields, with a special focus on risk, uncertainty and sustainability. My interests span from entrepreneurship, financial risk management to energy use and innovation in the public sector.
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