Anders Blok

Anders Blok

Associate Professor

My main research and teaching interests are in the fields of environmental and climate sociology, sociology of science, knowledge and professions, urban sociology, and pragmatic social theory. I am member of the research group on Knowledge, Organization and Politics, as well as co-founder and head of the CEVES research center (Center for Science, Expertise and Society). I am also affiliated with the UCPH SODAS research center, where I co-teach a course on digital methods.

Office hours: tuesdays 9-10 in room 16.1.58.

Current research

I currently work on three collaborative research projects:

1) Global challenges, local solutions? Rethinking professional work in a transnational world (financed by FSE)

This project uses qualitative methods to inquire into contemporary changes in professional problemsolving, cooperation and conflict in three emerging, trans-local jurisdictions: urban climate adaptation, prevention of lifestyle diseases, and innovation management.

2) Urban green communities? On civic engaement and citizenship in urban nature and urban ecology (financed by Velux)

This project deploys digital methods, amongst other, to inquiry into the types of civic engagement emerging over the past 10-15 years in Denmark, including what kinds of political engagement is taking place in for instance community gardens and food collectives.

3) Coding attention: digital attention grabbing in and between producers of software (financed by ERC)

In the context of a large-scale reseasrch project led by Professor of Anthropology Morten Axel Pedersen, we inquire into the work of Danish software producers as they use and value user attention, as part of understanding the digital political economy of attention.

Primary fields of research

  • Sociology of science, knowledge, and professions
  • Environmental & climate sociology
  • Urban sociology
  • Digital methods


  • Theory of science in sociology
  • French pragmatic sociology
  • Science and technology studies (STS)
  • Sociology of environment and climate
  • Urban sociology

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Picturing Urban Green Attachments: Civic Activists Moving between Familiar and Public Engagements in the City

    Blok, Anders & Meilvang, M. L., Feb 2015, In: Sociology. 49, 1, p. 19-37 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Complementary Social Science? Quali-Quantitative Experiments in a Big Data World

    Blok, Anders & Pedersen, Morten Axel, 2014, In: Big Data & Society. 1, 2, p. 1-6 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Cosmopolitan communities of climate risk: conceptual and empirical suggestions for a new research agenda

    Beck, U., Blok, Anders, Tyfield, D. & Zhang, J., 2013, In: Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs. 13, 1, p. 1-21 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Techno-animism in Japan: Shinto cosmograms, actor-network theory, and the enabling powers of non-human agencies

    Bruun Jensen, C. & Blok, Anders, 2013, In: Theory, Culture & Society. 30, 2, p. 84-115 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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