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Lena Karlsson

Head of Department

Background

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.

Research Areas

  • 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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Lena Karlsson
E-mail: lena [dot] karlsson [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se

Head of department

Department of Gender Studies

+46 46 222 42 33

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Department of Gender Studies

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Department of Gender Studies
Visiting address: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14, House M, Lund
Postal address: Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Phone +46 46-222 00 00 (operator)
Fax: 046-222 40 04

Faculty of Social Sciences