About us

Måns Svensson, Associate Professor in Sociology of law at Lund University, head of the Research Group Cybernorms and director of the Centre for Work, Technology and Social Change at Lund University. Svensson’s scientific work generally deals with theory and method tied to the concept of norms. He has written a number of publications where he investigates the relationship between social norms and legal rules in society. Måns on twitter

Stefan Larsson, PhD in Sociology of Law, Master of Laws (LL.M) and Lic Tech (in Spatial Planning). Stefan is Head of Lund University Internet Institute (LUii) in Sweden, and a sociolegal researcher who in general studies issues in the intersection of conceptual, legal and social change, particularly in relation to digitisation and the Internet. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters since 2012, and is one of the most downloaded social  scientists at Lund University. Read more about what he is doing here.

Marcin de Kaminski is a sociologist and doctoral candidate at the Dep. of Sociology of Law at Lund University. His research focuses on social movements on the Internet, both at micro and macro levels. Marcin is a long time net activist, affiliated with The Julia Group and member of the Digital Democracy Advisory Board of the Swedish Minister for Development Cooperations. He is also one of the founding members of the Piratbyrån, which all together makes him well aquipped with knowledge about the Internet in general and both net activism and the file-sharing community in specific.

Håkan Hydén is senior professor of sociology of law at the Department of Sociology of Law, Lund University. His main research interest is norm science. Other areas of interest include safety, human rights, sustainable development and social and commercial changes over time regarding which he has authored, co-authorship and the editor of a number of publications.

Kari Rönkkö is Associate Professor in Software Engineering with emphasize on cooperative and human aspects at the School of Computer Science and Communication, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Current research directions are “code as law”, user experiences for the development and design, archetypes through professional players, how values and norms can act “through” during the entire software lifecycle. Kari has previously conducted eight years of practice focused action research with industry player, led the research group U-ODD, was one of the management team for the research center BESQ, driving strategic development experience within the field of BTH, and published articles on how the plans work in software projects, communication in development, ethnography of engineers, and how social policy did the same job as a hypothetical method.

Johanna Alkan Olsson is a PhD from the Water and Environmental Studies at Linköping University. She is accompanied by Måns Svensson the program coordinator for the Master program sociology of European Law and the research coordinator and teacher at the Department of Sociology of Law at Lund University. Johanna’s dissertation is about how science and technology affects the development of international law, the use of the concept of critical loads in the Convention Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution. She has also worked with how computers and the Internet can be used as a support for natural resource management particularly concerning water and climate issues, land use planning and agriculture and has published numerous articles in this area.