Södertörn University has converted to distance education – no teaching on university premises from Wednesday 18 March

The Swedish Government recommends that after 18 March all higher education institutions move to distance education. Södertörn University has followed this recommendation and there will be no teaching on university premises until further notice. This is likely to apply throughout the spring semester. All written examinations will be replaced by other forms of examination for the entire spring semester. Students are asked to stay updated about their course or programme via SH-StudyWeb. Staff and students can access the university premises with their keycards and both Infocenter and the library are open. Please remember to maintain social distancing when on university premises. We have chosen to close all the group rooms in the library to reduce the risk of infection.




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Carina Guyard


Senior Lecturer

+46 8 608 48 52 +4686084852

Culture and Education


I have been working as a teacher in media and communication studies since 2005. In 2014 I defended my thesis, Communication work at a distance. The aim of the thesis was to analyze how the communication work at a Swedish call centre outsourced to Latvia was organized and experienced, using ethnographic inspired methods.

My research interest involve media and communication work especially in relation to increased digitalization. In digitally-suffused work environments the volume of email, multitasking, and information overload has contributed to increased stress levels and distractions among employees. In my research I investigate digital distraction management programs based on teaching employees a better way to use digital media at work to regain focus and improve efficiency. The programs include forms of individually restricting and reorganizing the usage of digital technology. Employees are taught how to use technologies in a smart way and in that way cope with the challenging work environment. The approaches are, hence, expressing a distinct understanding of digital media and their role in society. The aim of my research is to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to work in a corporate culture that is increasingly dominated by digital technologies. By doing this I also evaluate the long-term effects of the suggestions to solve problems related to digital distractions at work

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