Stine Lomborg

Stine Lomborg

Professor

Primary fields of research

I study the role of media in everyday life and in broader societal processes and contexts. My focus is on digital tracking and datafication. My research includes the following topics:

  • self-tracking across personal, work and institutional domains of everyday life

  • methodological development in digital media research

  • datafication and automated decision-making, specifically personal data protection in a regulatory and ethical perspective

  • sociological media and communication theory.

Current research

My work addresses the meanings and implications of digital tracking and data-driven decisions for humans and societies. I aim to develop media and communication research on digital tracking and datafication, and my research is anchored in the following projects.

Datafied Living. I lead a team of researchers in empirically studying how people experience self-tracking and other actors' tracking of them across personal, work and institutional contexts in Denmark. Our research comprises extensive and longitudinal fieldwork with users and organisations, as well as research on the infrastructures underpinning digital tracking, datafication and automated decision-making based on citizen data. This research is funded by The Independent Research Fund Denmark, 2020-2024 and an ERC Starting Grant, 2021-2025.

Automating Welfare. I lead the Danish team of an international comparative study of how automated decision-making in the public sector can be made to support human flourishing in EU. The project is funded by CHANSE.

Platform Intelligence in news. This R&D project explores how AI-systems can be used in news media, focusing on assessing the implications of recommender systems on news content and consumption. The project is funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark, 2020-2023.

Teaching

I teach and supervise Communication and IT-related topics, working with students at the BA, MA and PhD levels on:

  • Empirical methodologies
  • Media and communication theory
  • Media reception and user studies
  • Social media and networked communication
  • Organisational communication

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Automated Decision-Making: Towards a People-Centred Approach

    Lomborg, Stine, Kaun, A. & Scott Hansen, Sne, 2023, In: Sociology Compass. 17, 8, 15 p., e13097.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    On Meaning and Exploitation: Everyday AI and Employee Productivity Tracking in Denmark

    Lomborg, Stine, 2023, Media Backends: Digital Infrastructures and Sociotechnical Relations. Parks, L., Velkova, J. & de Ridder, S. (eds.). University of Illinois Press, (The Geopolitics of Information).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Datafication research: Mapping the field for a future agenda

    Flensburg, Sofie & Lomborg, Stine, 2023, In: New Media & Society. 25, 6, p. 1451-1469 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Digital tracking and infrastructural power

    Lomborg, Stine, Helles, Rasmus & Lai, Signe Sophus, 2023, Handbook of Critical Studies of AI. Lindgren, S. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 354–366 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Decoding algorithms

    Lomborg, Stine & Kapsch, Patrick, 3 Jul 2019, In: Media, Culture & Society. 42, 5, p. 745-761 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Interpretation as luxury: Heart patients living with data doubt, hope and anxiety

    Lomborg, Stine, Langstrup, Henriette & Andersen, Tariq Osman, 2020, In: Big Data & Society. 7, 1, 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Methods for datafication, datafication of methods: Special issue of European Journal of Communication

    Lomborg, Stine (ed.), Dencik, L. (ed.) & Moe, H. (ed.), 1 Jun 2020, In: European Journal of Communication. 35, 3, p. 203-212

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Self-tracking as communication

    Lomborg, Stine & Frandsen, K., 2016, In: Information, Communication & Society. 19, 7, p. 1015-1027 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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