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Anton Törnberg

Senior lecturer

Anton Törnberg
Senior lecturer
anton.tornberg@gu.se

Room number: F205
Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 41122 Göteborg


Department of Sociology and Work Science (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
www.socav.gu.se
socav@socav.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4764

Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Anton Törnberg

Background
Anton obtained his BA and MA degree in sociology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has previously worked as a research assistant within several projects at the Department of Physical Resource Theory at Chalmers University of Technology, and has been assegno di ricerca at the European Centre for Living Technology (ECLT) at Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy. Anton defended his doctoral thesis in 2017, titled: “The wicked nature of social systems – a complexity approach to sociology”. Available at: https://gupea.ub.gu.se/handle/2077/51507

Specialist Fields

  • Complexity Science/Theory
  • Methodology
  • Social media and Big data
  • Social Movement Theory
  • Critical/Complex Realism
  • Agent-based Modelling
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Automated Text Analysis
  • Philosophy of Science

Current research
Antons’ doctoral thesis investigates how the interdisciplinary field of Complexity Science can inform both sociological theory and methodological practice. Empirically the focus in the theses lies on digital data and social movements.
Starting in 2017, Anton is together with Mattias Wahlström, Hans Ekbrand and Petter Törnberg involved in a project focusing on extreme-right discourses in social media and the potential impact of such discourses on offline action. The project is titled: “Online social media as discursive opportunity structure for attacks against refugee housing facilities”. He also continues the research on the intersection between complexity theory and sociology, and develops tools for automated text analysis of digital data.

Cooperation
Anton has worked within several projects at the Department of Physical Resource Theory at Chalmers University of Technology, among others INSITE and the ED-FET project Emergence by Design: two research projects focusing on innovation dynamics and socio-technological change. Anton is also organizing an interdisciplinary PhD-course in Social Network Analysis together with two colleagues at Physical Resource theory. Anton has previously been a guest researcher at the University of Amsterdam, at ECLT in Venice and at UMASS, in Massachusetts, USA.

Latest publications

The discursive mechanisms of the radical right online: How Stormfront.org reacted to the elections of Obama and Trump
Anton Törnberg
Sociologidagarna, Working group 4: Digital Sociology. Lund: 7-9 March 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Wicked systems and the friction between “old theory and new data” in biology, social science and archaeology (in press)
Claes C, Anton Törnberg, Petter Törnberg
Beyond the Meme: Development and Structure in Cultural Evolution, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Complexity and the Digital World: mixed method digital research
Anton Törnberg
Paper presented at the Higher Seminar at Umeå university, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Quantitative Tools for Qualitative Analysis: investigating the discursive representations of Muslims and Islam in Social media
Anton Törnberg
Quantitative Tools for Qualitative Analysis: Computational Social Science meets Discourse Analysis. Alan Turing Institute, London: 15 November, European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Discursive opportunities for right-wing political violence in the 21th century: a research agenda
Mattias Wahlström, Anton Törnberg
Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference. Oslo: 6-9 September, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

The co-evolution of social mobilization: from free spaces to societal transitions
Anton Törnberg
BISA conference 2017 in Brighton, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Modelling free social spaces and the diffusion of social mobilization
Anton Törnberg, Petter Törnberg
Social Movement Studies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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2018

The discursive mechanisms of the radical right online: How Stormfront.org reacted to the elections of Obama and Trump
Anton Törnberg
Sociologidagarna, Working group 4: Digital Sociology. Lund: 7-9 March 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Wicked systems and the friction between “old theory and new data” in biology, social science and archaeology (in press)
Claes C, Anton Törnberg, Petter Törnberg
Beyond the Meme: Development and Structure in Cultural Evolution, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

2017

Complexity and the Digital World: mixed method digital research
Anton Törnberg
Paper presented at the Higher Seminar at Umeå university, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Quantitative Tools for Qualitative Analysis: investigating the discursive representations of Muslims and Islam in Social media
Anton Törnberg
Quantitative Tools for Qualitative Analysis: Computational Social Science meets Discourse Analysis. Alan Turing Institute, London: 15 November, European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Discursive opportunities for right-wing political violence in the 21th century: a research agenda
Mattias Wahlström, Anton Törnberg
Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference. Oslo: 6-9 September, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

The co-evolution of social mobilization: from free spaces to societal transitions
Anton Törnberg
BISA conference 2017 in Brighton, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Modelling free social spaces and the diffusion of social mobilization
Anton Törnberg, Petter Törnberg
Social Movement Studies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

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