Head of programme
Amanda Lagerkvist is Associate Professor of media and communication studies, Wallenberg Academy Fellow and head of the research programme. Exploring digital vulnerabilities and the quest for ‘existential security’ in the digital age, she works in the fields of media philosophy and media memory studies analyzing how we remember the dead online and the management of the digital afterlife.
Michael Westerlund, research fellow and PhD in media and communication studies, is working on the digital publicness of bereavement with a special focus on internet and suicide.
Kristina Stenström holds a PhD in media and communication studies. Research interests revolve around transmedia environments, corporeality and the bridges in between.
Katya Linden, PhD student in media and communication studies, is working on a doctoral dissertation on death online in contemporary Russia.
Yvonne Andersson holds a PhD in journalism studies, she made a research in health communication with self-tracking devices and coping with crisis in blogging about terminal illness.
Anna Haverinen, digital anthropologist, is affiliated with the programme. She holds a PhD in digital culture and made a research on trolling and cyber bullying in online games and virtual mourning environments.
Timothy Hutchings, postdoctoral fellow, holds a PhD in the sociology of religion. He is studying online mourning practices and communication with the dead in a cross-cultural perspective.