Head of Department
In 2001, I received my PhD at Umeå University with the dissertation Multiple Affiliations: Autobiographical Narratives of Displacement by (Im)migrant U.S. women. In the main, I have been a Lund University scholar since 2002 when I was awarded the Swedish Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. I became an associate professor (Swedish Docent) in Gender Studies at Lund University in 2013. I am head of the Department of Gender Studies since 2017.
- Cultural studies, digital media
- Narrative theory and methods
- Life writing
- Sexual violence
Current research and teaching
In the main, my research interests revolve around representation, narration and democracy. What and whose story is given legitimacy? How? I am presently finishing the Swedish Research Council project Rape in Sweden 1990-2013: a historical and intersectional perspective on rape narratives in different genres. In my sub-project, I investigate autobiographical stories of sexual violence that have been published online in connection to various Swedish campaigns against sexual violence between 2010-2015. Another research thread revolves around reading. I have investigated the consumption of autobiographical blogs, the notion of reading as self-improvement, current attempts to get boys and fathers to read more.
At present, I spend most of my time leading the department and doing research. I teach some in our MA program Gender, Migration and Social Justice and in our course professional development course “Gender and Diversity in Higher Education.”
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