Mikael Linnell

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

  • Professional title: Senior Lecturer
  • Academic title: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Department: Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSV)
  • Email: mikael.linnell@miun.se
  • Room number: P3301
  • Location: Östersund
  • Research centers: Risk and Crisis Research Centre
  • Employee in the subject: Sociology

Research

My thesis describes various aspects of contemporary societal preparedness. It specifically focuses on the production and utilization of scenarios in preparedness exercises and the knowledge claims implicated by such anticipatory methods and practices.

Teaching and tutoring

I teach sociological theory and qualitative methods. I am tutoring essays for bachelor’s degree.

Other information

Member of Risk and Crisis Research Centre (RCR). Member of the local research ethics committee at Mid Sweden University.

Publications

Articles in journals

Linnell, M. (2021). Governing (through) anticipation, architecture, affect. Journal of Cultural Geography, vol. 38: 3, pp. 354-377.  

Linnell, M. (2021). The Haptic Space of Disaster. Space and Culture, vol. 24: 4, pp. 488-500.    

Linnell, M. (2015). Att iscensätta apokalypsen : Zombiemetaforer i den samtida katastrofberedskapen. Sociologisk forskning, vol. 52: 2, pp. 155-179.  

Linnell, M. , Johansson, C. , Olofsson, A. , Wall, E. & Öhman, S. (2015). Enhancing public resilience : A community approach. Planet@Risk, vol. 3: 1, pp. 33-44.    

Linnell, M. (2014). Citizens response in crisis: Individual and collective efforts to enhance community resilience. Human Technology, vol. 10: 2, pp. 68-94.    

Conference papers

Linnell, M. (2019). Governing (through) anticipation, architecture, affect. Paper presented at the 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Manchester, 20-23 August, 2019

Linnell, M. (2019). Governing (through) anticipation, vigilance, affect. Paper presented at the The 4th Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies, NEEDS 2019, Uppsala, June 10-12, 2019

Linnell, M. (2019). Resilience in Sweden: Governance, Networks, and Learning. Paper presented at the Functional Cities Conference 2019: Resilient Regions Association, Media Evolution City, Malmö, March 28,

Linnell, M. (2018). Enhancing preparedness through the haptic sense. Paper presented at the The Third Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies, NEEDS 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 21-23, 2018

Linnell, M. (2018). On the role of anticipation in risk theory. Paper presented at the The 27th annual conference of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe, SRA-E: From Critical Thinking to Practical Impact, Mid Sweden University, Östersund, June 19, 2018

Linnell, M. (2015). Cultures of preparedness: imagining and enacting disasters to come. A brief ethnography.. Paper presented at the ESA 2015 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association

Linnell, M. , Johansson, C. , Olofsson, A. , Wall, E. & Öhman, S. (2014). Enhancing public resilience : A community approach. In Proceedings of the International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 : Extended abstracts. Davos : . pp. 541--544.  

Linnell, M. (2014). Managing Social Unrest through Risk : Reintroducing the Debate. Paper presented at the The XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Facing an Unequal World. Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama, July 13-19, 2014

Linnell, M. (2014). Managing social unrest through risk : the securitization of temporary events. Paper presented at the Åre Risk Event, Åre, Sweden, 2014

Linnell, M. (2013). Representations of disaster in emergency preparedness scenarios. Paper presented at the Cultures of Disasters. An International Conference on Humanistic Disaster Studies, University of Oslo November 6–8, 2013

Linnell, M. (2013). The Constitution and Reconstitution of Risk in Crisis Preparedness and Response Training. Paper presented at the 11th European Sociological Association Conference: Crisis, Critique and Change, Torino, Italy, 28-31 August, 2013

Linnell, M. (2012). Community approaches involving the public in crisis and emergency management. Paper presented at the The 3rd European Regional Safe Community Conference, Falköping, Sweden, 4–5 June 2012

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Linnell, M. (2020). Scenarios we live by : Theorizing anticipatory practices for societal security. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2020 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 322)  

Reports

Linnell, M. (2021). Framtida samhällsrisker - Energisystem och klimat i Sverige 2050.    

Linnell, M. (2019). Resilient mottagande av flyktingar – ett europeiskt perspektiv. (RCR Working Paper Series 2019:2).  

Linnell, M. & Johansson, C. (2014). A literature review on community approaches that involve the public in crisis management : Fostering community resilience through  coproduction by response organisations and citizens.  

Linnell, M. , Johansson, C. , Olofsson, A. , Wall, E. & Öhman, S. (2014). Experiences and requirements for a community approach involving social groups in crisis preparedness and response.  

Linnell, M. (2013). Community approaches involving the public in crisis management : A literature review. Östersund : Mittuniversitetet (RCR Working Paper Series 2013:5).  

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