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I am an interdisciplinary researcher based in the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, where I lecture in sound studies, intermedia studies and musicology. I am also a member of the research nodes for aesthetic studies and popular culture. My research interests span the fields of cultural geography, history and urban studies, and I study how different cultural forms and expressions produce different kinds of place-based identities and claims to belonging. I have published articles in such journals as Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Global Intellectual History and Emotion, Space & Society. I am co-editor of POPULÄR – Nordic Journal of Popular Culture Research. My PhD (University of Edinburgh, 2017) was in cultural geography. My first book – The Geographies of Enlightenment Edinburgh – came out with Boydell Press in May 2022. My next book is entitled Music and the Cultural Production of Scale. It will be published by Palgrave in 2023.

Currently I split my time between two major research projects:

  • Making it Home: An Aesthetic Methodological Contribution to the Study of Migrant Home-Making and Politics of Integration (an international and multi-disciplinary project funded by NordForsk; see: https://mahomeproject.com/)
  • Musical Colonization: Scots and Swedes in Southern Africa, 1770–1850 (funded by a Research Project Grant from the Swedish Research Council)

UKÄ subject classification

  • Musicology
  • Human Geography
  • Cultural Studies
  • History of Ideas


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