Christine Benna Skytt-Larsen

Christine Benna Skytt-Larsen

Assistant professor, tenure track

Current research

My research interests focus on understanding the dynamics that shape the uneven geography of cities and regions; urban and peri-urban transformations in the knowledge economy. Specifically, I'm interested in how the new trend of temporary urban activities affects the everyday life of citizens, as well as how social capital and involvement in local socio-cultural networks shape human identity and possibilities for social mobility. 

Primary fields of research

  • Social geography
  • Temporality
  • Everyday life
  • Inequality
  • Social capital and social mobility
  • Trust, networks and collaboration
  • Knowledge creation, knowledge sharing and creativity 
  • Inventors and entrepreneurship


Social geography

Human geography field course

Economic geography

Human geography

Philosophy of science


Selected publications

  1. Published

    The influence of the early formation of human and social capital on inventiveness: Perspectives from a Swedish case study

    Skytt-Larsen, Christine Benna, 2018, In: GeoJournal. 83, 6, p. 1181-1192 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    What shapes the anatomy of inventors? A life-history analysis of Swedish patent inventors

    Skytt-Larsen, Christine Benna, 6 Jul 2016, In: Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography. 116, 2, p. 123-133

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Knowledge Production, Urban Locations and the Importance of Local Networks

    Skytt-Larsen, Christine Benna & Winther, Lars, 2015, In: European Planning Studies. 23, 9, p. 1895-1917

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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