About me

tk.jpegI started my Ph.D. studies in computing education at Uppsala University in September 2016, under the supervision of Åsa Cajander and Minna Salminen-Karlsson. I belong to the Department of Information Technology and Uppsala Computing Education ResearchGroup, UpCERG (http://www.it.uu.se/research/group/upcerg).

In my research project, I use a combination of theory from education and sociology to better understand how we can teach computing more inclusively. My research project adopts a longitudinal design in which I explore how participation in a maker community affects children’s (1) internalised values, ideas and perceptions of what it means to engage in CS and to be a computer scientist; (2) composition of CS-related social and cultural resources (capital) and; (3) identity formation in relation to CS. I use both qualitative and quantitative methods in my research work. My research interests include computer science teaching and learning pedagogies and strategies in the K-12 classroom, students’ identity development and motivation to study computer science, as well as research related to social justice and equality in CS education.

Educational Background

I have a BSc in Digital Communication and Multimedia (2013) and a MSc in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D), (2015), both from Stockholm University.

List of publications