After two months as a visiting PhD student at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, I am now at home in Uppsala again. I’ve had a great time here – both from a professional and a social point of view. I would very much like to thank the people at the school, particularly Mark Aakhus for hosting me during my time here. A big thanks also to my neighbours at Ford Hall.
Coming home, I was greeted by some good news: I have been accepted for two doctoral consortiums: one preceding the Nordic Academy of Management conference (where my paper abstract, co-authored with professor Pär Ågerfalk, was also accepted for presentation), to be held in Stockholm in august, and one hosted by the Communication and Technology Division of the International Communication Association, preceding the ICA conference in Boston this coming may. Fun!
The first paper I wrote after I was accepted to the PhD programme has now been published in First Monday. In this collaboration with Stefan Hrastinski, we present a research review on research regarding blogs and blogging as carried out in the social sciences and humanities. In doing so, we identify a few research gaps and provide recommendations for other researchers interested in this particular topic. Personally, I think First Monday is a very interesting venue to publish in – high quality, interdisciplinary and free of charge. Hopefully, I’ll be able to publish there again.
The wait is over – results from the review process for ECIS 2011 were due on march 1st, but I got word today. However, it was worth waiting for – a paper based on my collaboration with associate professor Hallvard Moe at the University of Bergen has been accepted for presentation at the conference. This year, it takes place in Helsinki, Finland, a beautiful city that I had the pleasure to visit for the NordMedia conference back in 2007. “Finland, Finland, Finland, the country where I want to be”…