Maria is currently working on a project within Encell where she is looking at Wikipedia as a place for adult learning. The starting point is that the involvement in the creation of the user generated wiki encyclopedia Wikipedia is developing the individual and is part of her/his lifelong learning.
Maria's research interests concern both communicative and learning aspects of the Internet - questions about credibility, criticism of sources, creation processes, cooperation/collaboration and media literacy become part of the picture.
Maria is a senior lecturer in Media and Communication Science at the School of Education and Communication since 2008, but has had different assignments as a teacher since 1994. Maria has previously worked as a commercial artist at a newspaper and a advertising agency for several years.
Her doctoral thesis, "The linked words. The dynamics of a digital arena" was published at Linköping university in 2008.
Her basic university education contains disciplines like Media and Communication Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Pedagogy, and Conflict resolution, as well as a number of courses related to communication, art, design. Her post-graduate studies first resulted in a licentiate degree in 2005.