Mehri S. Agai's picture
Terje Rudi
  • E-mailMehri.Agai@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 91 82
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckels gate 6
    Lauritz Meltzers hus
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

My PhD-project is on digital disconnection and social inequalities among adolescents. The main objective is to understand for whom digital disconnection pertains; a core question being whether digital disconnection is a prevalent phenomenon across the social space or limited to the privileged. I also seek to understand what digital disconnection entails from the perspective of adolescents, including their strategies for disconnection, by using mainly qualitative research methods. 

The PhD-project is part of a larger Digitox-project: a collaboration between multiple research institutions that build on interdisciplinary insights from media studies, game studies and psychology to analyse digital disconnection and questions pertaining to the extensive uses of digital media in society.

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Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Growing out of overconnection: The process of dis/connecting among Norwegian and Portuguese teenagers. New Media & Society.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Stereotypes of Women and Men Across Gender Subgroups. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Disconnectivity synced with identity cultivation: Adolescent narratives of digital disconnection. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
  • Show author(s) (2022). ICA Preconference: Digital Disconnection Studies Beyond Borders.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Balancing digital connectivity from adolescence into the sixties.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Digital disconnection for whom? Global and social inequalities.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Digital disconnection for whom?
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). "The Beyond Border Perspectives in Balancing Digital Connectivity in Everyday Life".
  • Show author(s) (2022). "Balancing digital connectivity in everyday life".
  • Show author(s) (2023). Bytter ut smarttelefonen med "dumtelefon".
  • Show author(s) (2022). Ungdom som velger digital frakobling. Intervju, Helgemorgen NRK P2. 27.03. (MA).
  • Show author(s) (2022). Har ikke smarttelefon: - Det gir meg ingenting. Intervju, NRK P3 20.03 (MA).
  • Show author(s) (2021). Ungdom må få mindre pes for at de er (mye) på mobilen. Det mener en som forsker på frakobling og digital detox.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Skjermbruk og digital frakobling.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Ingvil brukte ni timer på sosiale medier hver dag - så sa det stopp.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Guro (23) har truffet flere hundre fra Bergen: - Jeg fikk sjokk da jeg skjønte alt de har sett på sosiale medier.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Tilkoblet, men ikke tilstede.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Slutta å følgje påverkarar, fekk det betre .
Interview Journal
  • Show author(s) (2021). Forsker frikjenner unges høye skjermbruk - Ikke alle kan kutte ut mobilen. Dagen.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

"Digitox: Intrusive media, ambivalent users, and digital detox". Research project (2019-2023) led by Trine Syvertsen, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. https://www.hf.uio.no/imk/english/research/projects/digital-disconnection/