Lina Eklund is an Associate Professor in Human-Computer Interaction, a senior lecturer at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, and section leader for the Human-Computer Interaction unit.
As a researcher my focus is on understanding human action and interaction in and with digital technology. I received my doctorate in sociology from Stockholm University in 2013. My PhD thesis was titled The Sociality of Gaming: A mixed methods approach to understanding digital gaming as a social leisure activity and was an explorative, in-depth study of social engagement, relationships, and design in digital gaming, investigated through several case studies utilizing a mixed methods approach.
After my PhD I spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Sociology in Stockholm, which included a scholarship-funded exchange with Mia Consalvo at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in her interdisciplinary game studies lab.
In 2014, the summer, until the end of 2015, I was invited to and spent 1.5 years at the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley, California, U.S.
In 2017, I applied for a position as biträdande lektor / lecturer (assistant professor) in Human-Computer interaction at the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University.
Lina Eklunds work focuses on technology in the intimate, and private sphere of life where she studies the relation between technological structure and user agency. Currently, she is leading the research projects Intimate AI: Knowledge from the Machine and Controlling the Uncontrollable: The Impact of Reproductive Health Apps on Experiences of Pregnancy, Healthcare Professionals’ Work and Data Governance.
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