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Anna Wallsten



Master of Science in Sociotechnical Systems Engineering, Uppsala University 2009
Bachelor of Social Science (Business Studies, Social Psychology, Media and Communication Studies) Uppsala University, 2009

Research Interersts

My background lies within Science and Technology Studies (STS) which affects my current research interests. At the moment I find it especially intriguing to explore people’s relation to technology from an everyday perspective, and my interests concerns how our understanding of technological solutions are shaped, how this affects every day practices and how individuals act to change our perspectives of what constitutes the energy system.

PhD projects

My thesis is about smart grids. The transition to a more sustainable energy system is extensive, and I'm interested in how the future is envisioned. How do smart grids correlate to larger societal visions of for example sustainability, what are the expectations of this technology and how they are formed? I am particularly interested in households’ role in the vision of the future of energy. How can households’ role and function be understood? What requirements are imposed on households in a smart grid? Which are the household’s needs and how can these be utilized in this future energy system?




Phone: +46 13 28 25 03
Mobile: +46 70 313 73 43

E-mail: anna.wallsten@liu.se

Department of Thematic Studies -
Technology and Social Change
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping

Project activities


Technology and Social Change is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on how social actors create and use technology, and how technical change is woven together with cultural patterns, daily life, politics, energy systems, learning, and the economy in history and society.

About Tema

The objective for Tema - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society.

Child Studies
Gender Studies
Technology and social change
Environmental Change

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