Dag Avango

Luleå University of Technology

Dag Avango is a professor of history at the Division of Social Science, Luleå University of Technology. Avango specializes in the history of technology and cultural heritage, with a focus on late modern times. His research lies at the interface between archaeology and history, combining theoretical approaches and methods from history, archaeology, critical heritage studies and STS. In his research, Avango has examined the interaction between people and things in historical processes of change. His focus has been on the history and cultural heritage of the polar areas – the Arctic and Antarctic – exploring how and why historical change processes of change have taken place there, what their consequences were for people and environments and why. Avango is PI and director of REXSAC (together with Ninis Rosqvist) and leads Research Tasks 6 & 7.