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Jessica Enevold

Division Manager

  • Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Senior Lecturer

  • Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
  • Division of Ethnology
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail jessica.enevoldkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 04 19

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30

I am a researcher, supervisor and teacher in the Section for Ethnology & the Section for ABM & Digital Culture. As researcher I study digital and analogue popular cultures, gaming, health, mobility, love, Reality TV and everyday life. Currently I am interested in the power of creativity - for change management, leadership development, competence development, and health/care. I mainly teach on the LU Master of Applied Cultural Analysis (MACA) (Fiedwork& Project Management, Thesis Writing, and Work Placement). I also teach on the BA in Digital Cultures .I am Managing Editor and Deputy Ed-in-Chief of Game Studies and Initiator and Co-Founder of the Game Studies Foundation.

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

Hello! In 2019 I returned from a 2-year leave of absence (2017 and 2018) and I am back at the Department of Arts & Cultural Sciences as Head of the Section for ALM & Digital Cultures. I collaborate with the coordinators of the Master Program in Archival, Library & information Sciences and Museology and the Bachelor Program in Digital Cultures. I also teach, mainly for the section for Ethnology on the Master Program in Applied Cultural Analysis.  I am Project Manager & Editor for the journal Game Studies, the running of which 2018-2020 is partially funded by a VR Journal Grant, based at Lund University, and partially by a grant based at Blekinge Institute of Technology, where I am Affiliate Research Faculty.

My current research interest concerns Real Estate Agents and the brokering and selling of condominiums (Bostadsrätter) in urban areas. I am gathering data focusing on discourse, image, language, history and cultural conceptions of concepts involved in these discourses. Hemnet is one of my study sites.

The Anthology "What's the Problem in Problem Gaming", co-edited with Anne-Mette Thorhauge and Andreas Gregersen was published April 2018, as an outcome of our research panels and seminars on the topic in 2016 and 2017 held in Lund and Germany. It takes a broad perspective on what usually is called game addiction, and promotes the concept of "problematic gaming" to connote the complexity and nuance of the topic. Our "Engaged Ethnography"-methods article also came out in Cultural Analysis  in Dec 2019, but they must have had a back-log. It has the date 2017!

Past projects include "Gaming Moms" focused on gaming and play in everyday life; the significance of reality TV outside the realm of the screen and the living room, outreach activities organized under the name of Reality-TV Gameshow The Biggest Loser, such as runs and walks and Gaming for Better and Worse (Program K). 

All my research is feminist in nature and interested in the mobilization (in all its manifestations: social, political, economical, cultural etc...)  of female-identified subjects. I particularly enjoy finding food for research in popular cultural phenomena like game culture, movies, books, media, tv etc. Health, sustainability, food, recycling and collective transport are also topics close to my heart. I have a pre-academic background in alternative health and am a Certified Physical Therapist and in 2016 I became a Certified Intentional Creativity Teacher and Coach to be able to facilitate personal and professional change in people, groups and organizations, using painting as a significant tool.

When I teach here at LU, I usually do so on the Master's Program in Applied Cultural Analysis (MACA) and the Bachelor's of Digital Culture (DIKA). I mainly supervise and coordinate. My work as supervisor has given me the opportunity to become engaged in many different topics over the years from organizational culture, refugee reception, health-branding, trams, chocolate, a lot of these topics overlap with research on sustainablity - waste managment, collective transport, urban planning- food management.

In 2020 I co-lead the Digital Cultures Research Node and am a member of the (now not so active but super-exciting) HEX-Humanities Experimental Research Group at the Faculties of Humanities and Theology. I used to coordinate its Digital Cultures and Games seminar series with labs 2010-2017. The seminars were open to all and held in English. Info on HEX past seminars and lectures: http://www.hex.lu.se/

Since 2008 I am Mg Editor, Deputy-Editor-in-Chief (2017) and Reviewer for the international journal of computer games research Game Studies, which you can find here: http://www.gamestudies.org/. I am also the Initiator and Co-Founder of the not-for-profit Game Studies Foundation, which works to provide funding for scientific publishing of academic scholarship on games, primarily through the Journal Game Studies.

My anthology "Game Love: Essays on Play and Affection", co-edited with Dr Esther macCallum-Stewart, UK, was published in January 2015, on McFarland. 

I am happy to collaborate and network with people and organizations at other institutions, universities, as well as businesses and industry outside the academic realm. I have worked as supervisor and examiner at the IT-University in Copenhagen, as Examiner at the School of Education at University of South-Easten Norway, and the Master in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability at Blekinge Tekniska Högskola. I have collaborated with a Home for Elderly with Dementia with an art project on wheel chairs (2014). In In 2010, The Swedish National Institue of Public Health and I organized a big conference on gaming and gambling with focus on women and youth at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences. Working with Project Management on DIKA and MACA always entails working together with industry as well as NGOs and public managment. In April 2015 I was at the Technical Museum in Stockholm to talk about Game Love. You can find my talk on Youtube, as the whole event was filmed.

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Articles (7)

Book chapters (7)

Conference contributions (34)

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Jessica Enevold

Division Manager

  • Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Senior Lecturer

  • Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
  • Division of Ethnology
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail jessica.enevoldkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 04 19

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30

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+46462220419