August 2023–(ongoing). Assistant / Postdoc / Research Associate. Departement Künste, Medien, Philosophie, Universität Basel. Seminar für Medienwissenschaft.
January 2023–(ongoing). Research Associate within the project Modern Times 1936, funded by Riskdagens Jubileumsfond. Lund University, Sweden.
May 2019–August 2023. Guest researcher/lecturer. Departement Künste, Medien, Philosophie, Universität Basel. Seminar für Medienwissenschaft.
December 2019–2021. Postdoctoral fellow. Humlab, Umeå University within the project European History Reloaded: Curation and Appropriation of Digital Audiovisual Heritage. The project was a collaboration between scholars at Utrecht University, the Institute of Contemporary History in Prague, and Umeå University.
2014-2019. Doctoral Candidate in Media and Communication Studies. Department of Culture and Media Studies, Umeå University. My PhD position had a digital humanities profile and was funded by the Swedish Research Council as part of a 5-year interdisciplinary research project entitled Streaming Cultural Heritage: Following Files in Digital Music Distribution. I defended my dissertation with the title Online Music Distribution and the Unpredictability of Software Logistics at Umeå University on November 22, 2019. Supervisors: Pelle Snickars (Umeå University) and Patrick Vonderau (Stockholm University/Martin Luther University, Halle).
2014-2019. Affiliated researcher at Humlab, Umeå University. My primary work at Humlab involved organizing seminars, workshops, and conferences.
Politics of AI
Critical data studies
2012–2014. Master’s degree in Social Anthropology. Stockholm University. Thesis title: Re-making Film – Creativity and Meaning in the Production and Circulation of Pirate Copied Film. Supervisor: Paula Uimonen.
2009-2012. Bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology. Stockholm University. Thesis title: Lines Filled with Meaning - A Ritual Analysis of the Use of Diagrams in Economic Education. Supervisor: Anette Nyqvist.
2023 · We Want Your Tools! Or Do We? On Digitized Cultural Heritage Archives And Commercial Content Identification Tools. VIEW 12(23):96-107.
2023 · Interview with Aleksandra Kaminska, co-edited with Guillaume Heuguet in Oral Histories of the Internet and the Web edited By Niels Brügger and Gerard Goggin. Routledge: New York.
2022 · Understanding Gardar Sahlberg with Neural Nets—On Algorithmic Reuse of the Swedish SF-archive. Co-written with Pelle Snickars and Tomas Skotare in Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 12(3).
2021 · Dataflöden och infrastruktur in Digitala Metoder, edited by Johan Jarlbrink and Fredrik Norén. Publisher: Studentlitteratur. [Book chapter on Data Flows and Infrastructure, published in an anthology about Digital Methods, in Swedish].
2021 · Genealogies of Online Content Identification: An Introduction. Co-written together with Guillaume Heuguet in Internet Histories, special issue on the Genealogies of Online Content Identification.
2021 · Interview with Aleksandra Kaminska. Co-edited together with Guillaume Heuguet in Internet Histories, special issue on the Genealogies of Online Content Identification.
2021 · Disassemble to Understand: Jasmine Guffond interviews Maria Eriksson in Listen to Lists, edited by Lina Brion and Detlef Diederichsen. Leipzig: Spector Books. Part of the publication series Das Neue Alphabet (The New Alphabet) Vol. 2, published by Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Exists in a German and English edition. An audio version of Jasmine’s interview with me was also broadcasted by Noods Radio on November 16, 2020.
2021 · Listening Back: Maria Eriksson interviews Jasmine Guffond in Listen to Lists, edited by Lina Brion and Detlef Diederichsen. Leipzig: Spector Books. Part of the publication series Das Neue Alphabet (The New Alphabet) Vol. 2, published by Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Exists in a German and English edition.
2020 · The Editorial Playlist as Container Technology: Notes on the Logistical Role of Digital Music Packages in Journal of Cultural Economy 13(4). Special issue with the title Mapping the Intermediate: Lived Technologies of Money and Value.
2020 · “My Library Has Just Been Obliterated”: Producing New Norms of Use Via Software Updates. Co-written together with Fabio Morreale in Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Received an Honorable Mention Award and was ranked among the top5% of the 2283 articles that were submitted to the CHI 2020 conference.
2019 · Online Music Distribution and the Unpredictability of Software Logistics. Dissertation submitted to Umeå University in accordance with the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities. Umeå: Cityprint i Norr AB.
2019 · Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music. Co-written together with Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, Pelle Snickars, and Patrick Vonderau for MIT Press.
2018 · Unpacking Online Streams. APRJA 7(1), special issue on Research Values.
2018 · “Keep Smiling!": Time, Functionality and Intimacy in Spotify’s Featured Playlists. Co-written together with Anna Johansson. Cultural Analysis 16, special issue on The Inheritance of the Digital: Ethnographic Approaches to Everyday Realities In, Of, and Through Digital Technologies.
2017 · Tracking Gendered Streams. Co-written together with Anna Johansson in Culture Unbound 9(2), special issue on Spotify and Digital Methods.
2016 · Close Reading Big Data: The Echo Nest and the Production of (Rotten)Music Metadata. First Monday 19(2).
2016 · A Different Kind of Story: Tracing Regulations and Narrations of the Re-Birth of Pirate-Copied Films. Tecnoscienza, Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies 7(1), special issue on Digital Circulation: The Digital Life of Things and Media Technologies.
2016 · Review of Richard Roger’s book Digital Methods. Nordicom Information 38(3). [In Swedish]
PEER REVIEW UNDERTAKINGS
2022 · Lychnos: Annual of the Swedish History of Science Society. Special issue on Digital History.
2021 · Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval. Special issue on Music Creativity and AI.
2020 · Anthology on Participatory Approaches to Music & Democracy, published by the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
2020 · Norsk Medietidskrift. Special issue on Music and Media.
2020 · Popular Music & Society. Special issue on Music, Digitalization, and Democracy.
2018 · View: Journal of European Television History and Culture. Special issue on Audiovisual Data in the Digital Humanities.
2022-2023 · Journal of Digital History. Special issue on Digital Methods. Together with Pelle Snickars. Forthcoming.
2021 · Internet Histories. Special issue on the Genealogies of Online Content Identification, together with Guillaume Heuguet (Sorbonne Nouvelle). With contributions from Wolfgang Ernst, Brian Justie, Gavin Feller, and Andrew Ventimiglia. Link.
2017 · Culture Unbound. Special issue on Spotify and digital methods, together with Anna Johansson, Pelle Snickars, Rasmus Fleischer and Patrick Vonderau. Link.
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- 2024 · Machine Visions: Deep Learning as Infrastructural Technology and Optical Instrument.
- 2023 · Geologies of Media: Material Histories and Environmental Politics of Communication Technologies.
- 2023 · Media Infrastructures, Hidden Labor and Fantasies of Automation.
- 2021 · Introduction to Sound Studies.
- 2021 · Software Studies.
- 2020 · Music, Power, and Digital Technology.
- 2020 · History and Theory of Information Filters/Geschichte und Theorie von Informationsfiltern.
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- 2017-2019 · Methods for Exploring Digital Environments.
- 2015-2018 · Digital and Social Media [Campus course].
- 2016-2018 · Digital and Social Media [Online course].
- 2016-2018 · Communication and Media Analysis, Scientific Method.
- 2015-2016 + 2018 · Journalism, Media & Communication.
- 2018 · Communication and Media Analysis, Scientific Method.
For more information about my teaching engagements, click here.
POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILTY
2016-2018. Chair. Doctoral Candidate Association (Humdok) at the Faculty of Arts, Umeå University. Scope: 10% work time.
2016-2018. Board member. Humlab Board (Digital Humanities Lab) at the Faculty of Arts, Umeå University.
2016-2018. Board member. Faculty Board at the Faculty of Arts, Umeå University.
2015-2016 + 2018-2019. Board member. Doctoral Candidate Association (Humdok) at the Faculty of Arts, Umeå University.
2015-2016. Doctoral candidate representative. Committee of Employment, Faculty of Arts, Umeå University.
PUBLIC OUTREACH/JOURNALISTIC INTERVIEWS
2021 · Interview for German Radio station Bayern 2, concerning Spotify’s decision to patent a voice/speech recognition technology for detecting the mood of listeners and enhancing playlist recommendations. May 20.
2021 · Meeting with Ulrika Wendt, Lawyer and Public Affairs Manager at SAMI, Svenska Artisters och Musikers Intresseorganisation [SAMI, The Interest Organization for Swedish Artists and Musicians]. April 21.
2021 · Interview for the Swedish news magazine Flamman on artist’s increased demands for better royalty payouts from Spotify. Journalist: Tor Gasslander. March 4.
2021 · Interview for the magazine Stereogum on streaming’s raw power – and its ongoing mystery. Journalist: Nate Rogers. November 17.
2020 · Live interview for Swedish Public Radio channel/program P3 Nyheter on the topic of faked streams [In Swedish]. Journalist: Johanna Heed. February 27.
2019 · Live interview for Swedish Public Radio channel/program Musikguiden i P3 on fraud and manipulation on Spotify [In Swedish]. Journalist: Jessica Lindbom Jämting. December 20.
2019 · Interview for the French cultural magazine Les Jours, as part of the article series La fête du stream, episode #25. Journalist: Sophian Fanen. March 23.
2019 · Interview for Rolling Stone, together with Pelle Snickars. Our talk was eventually published in an article entitled ‘Spotify Teardown’ Is the Book Spotify Didn’t Want Published. Journalist: Amy X. Wang. February 12.