Christopher Kullenberg (Ph.D., Docent) is a senior lecturer (universitetslektor) in Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg. He is currently conducting research on citizen science in the four-year project Taking Science to the Crowd and in the three year capacity building project Arenas for Co-operation through Citizen Science. His main interests lie in understanding citizen science as an emerging form of research that expands both the methodological horizon of scientific inquiry as well as it enables new forms of participation and involvement outside the conventional institutional boundaries of academic work.
Kullenberg also has a strong interest in the development of digital methods and programming in the social sciences and humanities. He develops both software and methodologies that can widen the sources data in the context of a rapid digitalization of contemporary societies and can promote the proliferation of open data.
Moreover, he has worked on the problem of quantification in the social sciences for the past decade. His thesis The Quantification of Society concerns survey-based methodologies and he has also worked on the problems of quantifying happiness and measuring welfare.