The rise and continued development of digital technology is transforming our world. This means that societies develop in ways that demand new ways of thinking about the social.
In this research group, we study how people's use of digital technology affects identities, institutions, behavior and social structures. We are interested in, for example, how social media and other online environments and collaborative platforms are helping to change the conditions of politics, economy, knowledge and culture.
We are also working to develop interdisciplinary research methods to analyse the new forms of data generated and made possible by the digitialisation of society.
The Digital Sociology research group is part of DIGSUM, which is a centre for digital social research at Umeå University.
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In Digital Sociology, we focus our interest on research questions such as: