I am a PhD student with a background as a photographer and book publisher. In my dissertation project I explore how adolescent participation in the graffiti subculture influences the life courses of individual. One of several tracks I follow is how participants in subcultures construct collective memories and identities through social media. Departing in cultural sociology I employ mixed methods combining network analysis and visual sociology. My research interests include production of meaning, valuation, subcultures, the sociology of generations, intersectionality and masculinity, as well as the relation between art, economy, and criminality. I hold an MA in sociology from Stockholm University and a BA in philosophy from Södertörn university.
Outside academia, I have been working as a documentary photographer since the 1990s and has published eleven books about topics such as subcultures and minorities. I am co-founder of the Swedish graffiti magazine Underground Productions and founder of the publishing house Dokument Press, an international publisher based in Sweden acknowledged for its books on urban culture, photography, and contemporary art.