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Sociology Research


Rikke is a Lecturer in Digital Innovation Management Education in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London. Before this, Rikke worked as an Associate Lecturer in Social Media and Society at the University of York and at the University of Cambridge, where she was both a Teaching Associate in the Department of Sociology and a Research Associate at the Trust and Technology Initiative (TTI). At the TTI, Rikke contributed to Mapping Trust and Technology, a project that explores how the concept of ‘trust’ is imagined, used, and approached in technology research.

Research Interests

Rikke’s research is concerned with digital sexuality, the sexual politics of digital cultures, and with the increasing mediatisation of intimacy, risk, and trust.


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Key Publications - Book Chapters

Amundsen, R., 2019. “The Price of Admission”: On Notions of Risk and Responsibility in Women’s Sexting Practices. In: K. Lumsden and E. Harmer, eds. 2019. Online Othering: Exploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.145-164. 

Amundsen, R., 2019. Cruel Intentions and Social Conventions: Locating the Shame in Revenge Porn. In: D. Ging and E. Siapera, eds. 2019. Gender Hate Online: Understanding the New Anti-Feminism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.131-149. 

Amundsen, R. 2020. “Hetero-Sexting as Mediated Intimacy Work: ’Putting Something on the Line’”. New Media and Society. 0 (0), pp.1-16. DOI:

Amundsen, R., 2020. “’A Male Dominance Kind of Vibe’: Approaching Unsolicited Dick Pics as Sexism”. New Media and Society.0 (0), pp.1-16.
DOI: 1177/1461444820907025.

Amundsen, R., 2019. “Kind of Like Making Porn of Yourself”: Understanding Sexting Through Pornography. Feminist Media Studies, 19 (4), pp.479-494. DOI:

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