Although I have a Ph.D in Comparative Literature (my 1998 dissertation Global Infatuation was on Harlequin Enterprises), I have never held a position in Comp Lit. Instead, I moved on to Library and Information Science, eventually becoming Professor in a discipline I had no training in. And as of 2014, I'm Professor of Mediated Culture—which is really no discipline at all—at the Department of Culture and Society, Linköping University, Sweden. Throughout all of these disciplinary movements, I have remained committed to one thing: the interdisciplinary study of intellectual property.
Most of my time is dedicated to my ERC Advanced Investigator Grant for "Patents as Scientific Information, 1895-2020," or PASSIM (2017-2023). I never tire of intellectual property and my future plans include a new book project on one of my favorite things in life: champagne! And Champagne. In addition, I'm a great fan of Paris, Georges Perec and Winnie-the-Pooh. Always interested in new ideas, projects, collaboration and networking.