Malcolm Jacobson is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University. His research interests are in collective memory, aging, and gender. Drawing on cultural sociology he analyses narratives, visuals, and material culture. His dissertation explores how memory work is performed as subcultural performers age. The empirical case regards production of meaning across life courses of middle age male graffiti writers. He finds that photographs and social media are used to braid memories together into shared pasts. In this, anomalies concerning aging and masculinities within the symbolic system of the subcultural are negotiated.
Before he started his graduate studies he worked as a photographer and book publisher. He has published several documentary and non-fiction books on art and minorities as an editor and writer.