Main research areas
- Valuation studies
- Sociology of time
- Science and technology studies (STS)
- Sociology of risk and uncertainty
- Feminist epistemology
Olofsson is a postdoctoral fellow with the Show & Tell project. The project is led by Dr. Alison Gerber and investigates how novel types of evidence travel across disciplinary boundaries. Olofsson's contribution to the project focuses on investigating how new digital tools for recording and modeling spaces, objects, and actors influence and challenge existing practices.
Olofsson is also a contributor to the Swedish section of the CompCoRe project - a project that gathers researchers from 16 countries into a collaborative and comparative study of COVID-19 responses and strategies.
Olofsson holds a PhD in Sociology from Uppsala University where he defended his dissertation thesis Mining Futures: Predictions and Uncertainty in Swedish Mineral Exploration. The thesis investigated how forecasts and predictions are used by mineral explorationists and focused on how forecasts and predictions are used to manage of economic, technological, and environmental uncertainties as well as how they help explorationists persuade key actors and stakeholders to support future mining operations.
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Tobias Olofsson (PhD 2020, Uppsala University) works on the boundaries between knowledge and uncertainty.