My research interest is geared towards examining the formulation of problems and solutions within urban planning, particularly linked to 'smart city' initiatives.
Using problem formulations as the basis of analysis, this thesis seeks to explore both the solutions that are suggested through smart city initiatives, as well as the construed problems which these solutions are aimed at solving.
In short, through my dissertation I aim at understanding which ideal solutions are envisioned for cities through smart city initiatives, and ask: to what question is the smart city the answer?
Other research interests include climate transformations, feminism, the end of history/the function of temporality, neoliberalism, privatization of urban spaces, academic life.
Besides my research, I organize the OsloMet Urban Research Conference: www.storbykonferansen.no
I am also one of the editors, and the editorial secretary, of Nordic Journal of Urban Studies: https://www.idunn.no/njus