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Maria Eriksson

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Postdoctoral fellow at Humlab
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Samhällsvetarhuset, Humlab är beläget under UB Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am a postdoctoral fellow at Humlab who conducts research at the intersection of software studies, social anthropology, media archaeology and science and technology studies. My work explores the history and politics of everyday digital technologies, focusing on the role of software and algorithms in regulating how cultural content circulates online. 

I recently co-authored a book about Spotify which has been featured in Rolling StoneFinancial TimesSüddeutsche Zeitung, and other journals/news outlets. I have also published research about disruptive software updates, the cultural dimensions of music recommendation systems, and the infrastructural politics of online streams.  

My current postdoc position is connected to the research project European History Reloaded: Curation and Appropriation of Digital Audiovisual Heritage, which draws together scholars from Humlab, Utrecht University, and the Institute of Contemporary History in Prague. Within the European History Reloaded-project, my work focuses on the development and critical analysis of audiovisual fingerprinting tools and other automated techniques for online content identification. 

I completed my Ph.D. in Media and Communication Studies at Umeå University in 2019 with a dissertation entitled Online Music Distribution and the Unpredictability of Software Logistics. Before I entered my postgraduate studies, I studied social anthropology and received a BA and MA degree from Stockholm University. Since May 2019, I am visiting the Department of Media Studies at Basel University in Switzerland. 

Feel free to visit my website or send me an email if you want to know more about my work.

 

2020
Journal of Cultural Economy, Routledge 2020, Vol. 13, (4) : 415-427
Eriksson, Maria
2020
CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Eriksson, Maria; Morreale, Fabio
2019
Umeå: Umeå universitet 2019
Eriksson, Maria
2019
MIT Press 2019
Eriksson, Maria; Fleischer, Rasmus; Johansson, Anna; et al.
2018
APRJA, Vol. 7, (1)
Eriksson, Maria
2017
Cultural Analysis, Stockholm: 2017, Vol. 16
Eriksson, Maria; Johansson, Anna
2017
Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, Vol. 9, (2) : 163-183
Eriksson, Maria; Johansson, Anna
2016
Tecnoscienza: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, Vol. 7, (1) : 87-108
Eriksson, Maria
2016
First Monday, Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago Library 2016, Vol. 21, (7)
Eriksson, Maria
2016
Nordicom Information, Vol. 38, (3) : 75-77
Eriksson, Maria

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