Staff – University of Copenhagen

Stine Lomborg

Stine Lomborg

Associate 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 media, their diffusion and usage, their communicative characteristics and interplay with other media. My research includes the following topics:

  • self-tracking and social media in everyday life
  • methodological development in digital media research
  • media innovation
  • datafication: privacy and personal data protection in a regulatory and ethical perspective
  • sociological media and communication theory

Current research

At the moment, I work on three interrelated projects: 

Self-tracking as flow studies how ordinary people use of various forms of self-tracking in the private realm, what experiential meanings self-tracking attains for them, and how it contributes to borader processes of datafication of daily living.

Tracking the trackers explores cookie-based tracking of users across websites, mapping infrastructures for data flow and ownership in Denmark and the EU.

Personalizing the professional: changing genres at the work/life intersection is about how we manage and redraw the boundaries between work and personal life through changing practices of communication: blurring professional and personal communication genres, disconnecting to regulate accessibility etc. The project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

I am a member of the research group Digital Communication and Aesthetics


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

    The temporal flows of self-tracking: checking in, moving on, staying hooked

    Lomborg, S., Thylstrup, N. & Schwartz, J., 2018, In : New Media & Society. 20, 12, p. 4590–4607

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    A state of flux: Histories of social media research

    Lomborg, S., 2017, In : European Journal of Communication. 32, 1, p. 6-15 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Users across media: An Introduction

    Lomborg, S. & Mortensen, M., 2017, In : Convergence. 23, 4, p. 343-351 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Self-tracking as communication

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Social media, social genres: Making sense of the ordinary

    Lomborg, S., 2014, New York: Routledge. 212 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Mapping Actor Roles in Social Media: Different Perspectives on Value Creation in Theories of User Participation

    Lomborg, S. & Bechmann, A., 2013, In : New Media & Society. 15, 5, p. 765-781 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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