Simon Lindgren, Professor

DIGSUM · Umeå University, Sweden — Director

Research Areas

  • Media, Information and Communication Technology
  • Political Communication
  • Social Media


Simon Lindgren is Professor of Sociology, and director of the Centre for Digital Social Research (DIGSUM), at Umeå University, Sweden. He is also editor in chief of the Journal of Digital Social Research ( His research is about social interaction, participation, power, and resistance in networked online media. He also works with developing methodological tools and strategies for analysing discursive and social network aspects of the evolving digital media landscape. He is the author of New Noise (2013), Digital Media & Society (2017), and Data Theory (2020)