Jannick Schou

Jannick Schou

PhD fellow

IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Building: 3B09

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Hi there! My name is Jannick Schou and I am a PhD Fellow at the Department of Business IT, IT University of Copenhagen. I am part of the research project "Data as Relation", which is funded by the Velux Foundations and headed by PI Brit Ross Winthereik. Additionally, I am part of DID-LAB, EthosLab, and the Technologies in Practice (TiP) research group. 

My current research examines public sector digitalization and state restructurings, with a focus on how existing institutional spaces, forms of citizenship, and regulatory frameworks are recreated through digital technologies. I am particularly concerned with the Danish welfare state and the novel forms of exclusion, marginalization and stigmatization emerging through digitalization as a new means of statecraft. Adopting a critical sociological angle, drawing on a range of theoretical resources, my work foregrounds questions of hegemony, power and discursivity as central to understanding the cultural political economy of contemporary states. 

I work with a combination of archival-historical analysis, policy analysis, qualitative interviews and ethnographic observations. 

I will gladly supervise both master's thesis and bachelor's projects if they fall broadly under my research interests. If you are a student, feel free to contact me for an informal dialogue. 


Out now!

I have a new co-authored monograph out now (in Danish, with Morten Hjelholt). It investigates the digital citizen as a new political figure, and is published by Hans Reitzels Forlag. Read more about "Den digitale borger" here.

I have a new book chapter (co-authored with Morten Hjelholt) in the edited volume Theorizing Digital Divides. The chapter is called "the digital divide and classifications: the inscription of citizens into the state." Read more here.

I have a new Danish journal article out now called "Hvordan skabes et alternativ? Om det radikale demokratis mulighedsbetingelser" in Tidsskriftet Politik. Read more here.

Research areas

Digital citizenship, state transformations, public sector, digitalization, power, discourses, political struggles, hegemonies, and cultural political economy. I furthermore have a strong theoretical interest in critical sociology and political philosophy, including, but not limited to, the works of Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, Pierre Bourdieu, Loic Wacquant, cultural political economists, and others. 

Research outputs (21)

  1. Published

    Den digitale borger

    Research output: ResearchBook

  2. Published

    Hvordan skabes et alternativ? Om det radikale demokratis mulighedsbetingelser

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Ny vision for offentlig digitalisering: Lad kuglerammen og stopuret hvile

    Research output: CommunicationNet publication - Internet publication

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Research Activities (1)

  1. Forskning og persondataret

    Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Recent activities and conferences

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