Michael Strange is Reader (Docent) in International Relations, at the Department of Global Political Studies. He has worked previously at both the Universities of Roskilde and Essex. He studied within the Department of Government at the University of Essex, achieving a Masters with Distinction in International Relations, and a PhD in Ideology and Discourse Analysis (supervisor: Aletta Norval).

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His research and teaching is radically interdisciplinary but focused on core questions of political agency and democratic engagement. In that context he works on AI, health, trade, and migration. He has published in journals and books within Global Political Economy, Civil Society, Media, Political Science, Critical Geography, Participatory Design, and AI.

He is a coordinator for several research platforms, including Collaborative Future-Making (CFM) and Rethinking Democracy (REDEM). In 2019 he received funding for the STINT project 'Precision Health and Everyday Democracy' (PHED) which between 2020 and 2023 hosted the PHED Commission on the Future of Healthcare which received expert evidence from the Skåne region and internationally to produce two publicly accessible reports in Swedish and English. In turn, PHED provides the context for a new research environment focused on AI and healthcare which included a successful application written by Strange which received over 10MSEK co-financed by WASP-HS titled 'AI and the Everyday Political-Economy of Global Health' which enabled the recruitment of an associate senior lecturer and 2 PhDs. He has organised several major workshops on participation and AI, working with a wide range of academic and non-academic organisations. Strange is also a Conversation Leader within the Future-Making Academy co-organised by Forum for Social Innovation Sweden. He is also a member of the Citizen Health platform at Malmö University. He is regularly invited as a keynote as well as media commentator, and has been asked to give expert evidence to numerous context including the UK parliament and Chatham House. His current work includes developing new participatory approaches towards AI in healthcare, as well as healthcare politics, municipal contestation, and civil society in trade politics.

Invited keynote (online) presentation with Michael Strange ’ What does AI mean for the future of democracy?’ at the international conference “Artificial Intelligence, Public Policy, and Humanity Education” at Geumgang University, June 30, 2021, Seoul, South Korea. Link.