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Dick Kasperowski

Senior lecturer

Dick Kasperowski
Senior lecturer
Theory of Science
dick.kasperowski@theorysc.gu.se
+46 31 786 1945
0766-181945

Room number: Paviljong
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.flov.gu.se
flov@flov.gu.se

Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Dick Kasperowski

Informed by current perspectives in science and technology studies (STS), his main interests are in the area of governance of science, scientific citizenship and the management of uncertainty in public scientific controversies. The analytical focus of his research concerns how political and scientific representations are related to each other and how (scientific) citizenship is connected to research policy and scientific practices. More specifically this relates to how rights and obligations toward science and research are attributed and appropriated by different actors when uncertainty is introduced and the different modes of governance this entails.

Kasperowski has also conducted STS-informed research on the relationship between of sport and science. The centre of attention here has been on ideals of equality and uncertainty as inescapable aspects of universalism in the case of controversies in altitude physiology. Forthcoming studies focus on the management of paradoxes of universalism and individualization in the appropriation of scientific knowledge in training regiments in elite sport.

With funds from the Swedish Research Council, Kasperowski is currently - together with Fredrik Bragesjö (Theory of Science) - conducting studies of the formal regulation of the relationship between citizens and the universities by the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, the so-called “third assignment”. The general aim of this project is to study the purpose and effects of the establishment (1977) and reformulation (1997) of the third assignment with reference to scientific citizenship. The goals and different practices undertaken at the national policy level, the higher education system and local university settings are all in focus. The project hereby analyzes the interaction of macro, meso and micro levels of scientific citizenship as expressed in political, legal and university documents of the third assignment. In doing this, the attribution and appropriation of rights and obligations of the different actors in relation to science and research in the Swedish context will be highlighted.

Kasperowski is also coordinating research within the strategic initiative for promoting interdisciplinary research within the Learning Sciences at The University of Gothenburg. The LETstudio addresses issues of knowledge, learning, communication and expertise in contemporary society. In particular, we aim to both explore and further enable creative re-enactments of knowledge and learning through the introduction of new media technologies. In LetStudio 2 we focus on the role of technological innovations in re-enacting and expanding the relationship between experts and laymen. For instance, how are new media both obliging and enabling citizens to become more self-governing in relation to the risks and opportunities they routinely confront in contemporary knowledge societies?

The first project explores how the uses of technology alter the premises for agency, responsibility and participation in treatment for people who have long-term relations with health care institutions. The project is conducted in collaboration with GPCC, The University of Gothenburg Centre for Person Centred Care.

Latest publications

The culture of contribution in citizen science: Programs and anti-programs
Dick Kasperowski, Thomas Hillman
Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). August 30 - September 2, 2017. STS (In)Sensibilities. Boston, USA, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

Bereaved parents’ online grief communities: de-tabooing practices or grief-ghettos?
Dorthe Refslund Christensen, Ylva Hård af Segerstad, Dick Kasperowski, Kjetil Sandvik
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Studying closed communities on-line: digital methods and ethical considerations beyond informed consent and pseudonymity
Ylva Hård af Segerstad, Christine Howes, Dick Kasperowski, Christopher Kullenberg
Zimmer, M. & Kinder-Kurlanda, K. (Eds.). Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges. Peter Lang: Digital Formations (Steve Jones, series editor)., Peter Lang, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Studying closed communities online: Digital methods and ethical considerations beyond informed consent and pseudonymity
Ylva Hård af Segerstad, Dick Kasperowski
Internet Research 17.0: Internet Rules!, The Seventeenth International Conference of the Association of Internet Researcher Berlin, Germany, 5-8 October, 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Citizen Humanities: Configuring Interpretation and Perception for Participation
Dick Kasperowski, Christopher Kullenberg
Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy 19–21 May 2016, Berlin, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Continuing bonds and enfranchised grief in online communities. Internet rules!
Katrin Döveling, Ylva Hård af Segerstad, Dick Kasperowski
Internet Research 17.0: Internet Rules!, The Seventeenth International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

“Safe havens”. Online peer grief support and emotion regulation in coping with the loss of a close relative
Katrin Döveling, Ylva Hård af Segerstad, Dick Kasperowski
6th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

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2017

The culture of contribution in citizen science: Programs and anti-programs
Dick Kasperowski, Thomas Hillman
Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). August 30 - September 2, 2017. STS (In)Sensibilities. Boston, USA, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

Bereaved parents’ online grief communities: de-tabooing practices or grief-ghettos?
Dorthe Refslund Christensen, Ylva Hård af Segerstad, Dick Kasperowski, Kjetil Sandvik
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

Studying closed communities on-line: digital methods and ethical considerations beyond informed consent and pseudonymity
Ylva Hård af Segerstad, Christine Howes, Dick Kasperowski, Christopher Kullenberg
Zimmer, M. & Kinder-Kurlanda, K. (Eds.). Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges. Peter Lang: Digital Formations (Steve Jones, series editor)., Peter Lang, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Studying closed communities online: Digital methods and ethical considerations beyond informed consent and pseudonymity
Ylva Hård af Segerstad, Dick Kasperowski
Internet Research 17.0: Internet Rules!, The Seventeenth International Conference of the Association of Internet Researcher Berlin, Germany, 5-8 October, 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Citizen Humanities: Configuring Interpretation and Perception for Participation
Dick Kasperowski, Christopher Kullenberg
Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy 19–21 May 2016, Berlin, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Continuing bonds and enfranchised grief in online communities. Internet rules!
Katrin Döveling, Ylva Hård af Segerstad, Dick Kasperowski
Internet Research 17.0: Internet Rules!, The Seventeenth International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

“Safe havens”. Online peer grief support and emotion regulation in coping with the loss of a close relative
Katrin Döveling, Ylva Hård af Segerstad, Dick Kasperowski
6th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 61

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