Mikael Linnell

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Current 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. (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. (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

Reports

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).