I am a Ph.D. candidate in Science & Technology Studies (STS), where I work on the project "Nurturing productive cultures of dense and flexible workspaces: The case of universities, Academic "Densi/bility" (2020-2023). This research project's overreaching goal is to address spatial density and flexibility in the new NTNU university campus. A controversy needs to be addressed regarding the proposed solutions for merged, flexible, and denser workspaces. On the one hand, there are arguments related to sustainability, efficient resource use, and collaboration. On the other, there are serious, voiced concerns about the loss of privacy, crowded workspaces, and leaders' ability or willingness to implement employees' perspectives concerning the design of the new workspaces. The project will explore what "nomadic" and "sedentary" academic work styles entail how the analysis of this dynamic can be used to co-design people-centered visions of denser and more flexible workspaces. The project is funded through the future campus initiative and will also be utilizing the new ZEB office living laboratory.
I have a master's degree in Science & Technology Studies (STS) from NTNU. And a bachelor's in political science from NTNU. The bachelor's thesis focused on foreign aid's effect on democratization in democratically stable and unstable nation-states. The master's thesis focused on broadening the use of STS's theoretical principle to encompass cases set in a more social space rather than in cases with a technological focus. This was achieved by studying defectors from the Japanese mafia (Yakuza) and their way back to society through the utilization of actor networks in an otherwise hostile social environment.