Ylva Ekström, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Informatics and Media, and currently also engaged as an educational developer at the Unit for Academic Teaching and Learning.
I am currently involved as researcher in tTROPHY: Managing the Digital Transformation of Physical Space: https://www.im.uu.se/research/projects/trophy/ and in CRUSH Covid: https://uu.se/forskning/projekt/crush-covid/
I defended my PhD in 2010 on the dissertation "We are like Chameleons": Changing Mediascapes, Cultural Identities and City Sisters in Dar es Salaam. I have worked several years with education and research in the area of communication for development and social change, and have done extensive field work in primarily East Africa. My research interests include the role of media in everyday life and for identity construction; gender and representation; new media, culture and social change, and I am methodologically primarily engaged in ethnographic research.
I am currently involved as researcher in the Vinnova-funded project TROPHY: Managing the Digital Transformation of Physical Space: https://www.im.uu.se/research/projects/trophy/ and in the collaborative project between Uppsala University and Region Uppsala CRUSH Covid: https://uu.se/forskning/projekt/crush-covid/
CRUSH Covid (Time period: 2020-09-15--xxxx-xx-xx)
CRUSH COVID is an innovative multidisciplinary research project, in which researchers at five academic departments of Uppsala University collaborate with Uppsala Region. The purpose of the project is to survey and attempt to control local outbreaks of COVID-19 in Uppsala County. For more information, please visit the project's website: https://uu.se/forskning/projekt/crush-covid/
Managing the Digital Transformation of Physical Space (TROPHY) (Time period: 2018-11-15--2021-02-28)
The research project aims to develop knowledge and tools to facilitate communication (between employees, customers, clients, visitors and partners) in the boundary between the digital and the physical space. The goal is to identify, and then create an understanding of, the factors that contribute to successful interaction and communication at the border between the digital and the physical space. Such knowledge contributes to research in the field, while providing normative guidance for managers in their efforts to effectively lead an organization toward successful interactions both internally and externally. For more information, please visit: https://www.im.uu.se/forskning/projekt/trophy/
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