Linus Salö is a researcher based at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and the Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Stockholm University. Within the MUM platform, his research interests cover two broad thematic strands. The first is the impact of the human sciences on policy-making in Sweden. This agenda involves the adoption of historical and sociological lenses on modes of interaction between the scientific and the political fields, as an inroad to understanding the ways in which the knowledge production of the humanities and the social sciences have mattered historically to society at large. The second is the internationalization of academia as it manifests sociolinguistically. This agenda includes grasping the power dynamics between English, Swedish, and multilingualism more broadly, as it unfolds at the level of policy as well as in everyday work practices. Both of these thematic strands are approached in pursuit of making universities matter, and united by the belief that a better understanding of each can and should inform forthcoming policy developments.
Salö is Associate Professor (docent) at Stockholm University. He is also Stockholm University’s representative in the think tank Humtank, concerned with the knowledge politics surrounding the humanities. For more information, news and publications, see his profile pages: