Linda Paxling, Ph.D.

School of Arts and Communication (K3) · Malmö University, Sweden — Researcher

Research Areas

  • Crisis Communication
  • Cultural Analysis
  • Media and Information Literacy
  • Media Production and Innovation
  • Media Systems
  • Media, Information and Communication Technology
  • Organizational Communication
  • Science Communication

Ongoing Projects

Highlighted publications


I am currently involved in a research project that studies the use of digital communication platforms and tools in four highly digitalized European countries; Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

I have a PhD in technoscience studies. During my PhD I worked multidisciplinary, crossing and merging and bending disciplines such as feminist technoscience, ICT4D, information systems, critical design and responsible innovation. With a touch of constructivist pedagogy and video game culture as well. During my Postdoc at CIRCLE, Lund University, I studied norm-critical innovation practices as part of an evaluation of the VINNOVA programme Gender and Diversity for Innovation. I examined how discriminatory norms and values embedded in technology design and organizational structures affect individuals and groups negatively and what kind of interventions can be done to improve the aforementioned design processes.

I am intrigued by the wonders of technology and how it is affecting our way of communicating, learning, thinking, creating and evolving as a species. I am especially interested in understanding what role technology is playing, and will play, in the current debate on the implications of growth and degrowth, the anthropocene epoch, and the grand challenges of our time.

My research interests include the complex infrastructures of technology, society and humans and how we can create more equal and just futures. In the words of Karen Barad, I like to create agential cuts by working small and qualitative and explorative and then let the knowledge grow and collaboratively expand and create necessary friction. We are always already made so how can we unmake and relearn ourselves and the world to sustain and improve livelihoods? How can we become more resilient for what is to come and how do we include matters of care in the process? Why should we care and what happens if we don't?