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I am a Ph.D. (2008) and associate professor in literature (2014) working as a researcher at the Department of Literature. My interests include Nordic 20th century literature, animal studies, interdisciplinarity, queer theory, education, intersectionality. These perspectives are all employed in my most recent book, Following the Animal. Power, Agency, and Human-Animal Transformations in Modern, Northern-European Literature (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015).
Nyckelord: education queer theory nordic literature human-animal studies interdisciplinarity intersectionality
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I am a Ph.D. (2008) and associate professor in literature (2014) from Uppsala university. Since 2018, I work as a lecturer in literature at Södertörn University College in Stockholm, and as a researcher in literature at Uppsala university.
My research interests include Nordic 20th century literature, animal studies, interdisciplinarity, queer theory, transgender studies, education and intersectionality. These perspectives are all employed in my most recent book, Following the Animal. Power, Agency, and Human-Animal Transformations in Modern, Northern-European Literature (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015).
I have largely focused my studies on Swedish-turn-of-the-twentieth-century author August Strindberg, but I have also written about a range of northern-European writers such as Danish Karen Blixen, Charlotte Weitze and Charlotte Inuk; Finnish-Estonian Aino Kallas; Finnish-Swedish Monica Fagerholm; Icelandic author Sjón and Swedish authors Selma Lagerlöf, P.O. Enqvist, Birgitta Trotzig and John Ajvide Lindqvist.
Post Ph.D. my research has been funded accordingly:
2016–2018: one of three researchleaders (25%, three years), Department of Literature, Uppsala university. Funding earned in competition from Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten (The Diciplinary Domain of the Humanities and Social Sciences) at Uppsala university: the transdisciplinary node Vetenskap, Validering, Partiella perspektiv: Kunskapsproduktion Bortom Normerna (Science, Validation, Partial Perspectives: Knowledge Production Beyond the Norms).
2013–2014: participating researcher (30%, eight months). Funding earned in competition from The Pufendorf Collegium for Advanced Studies, Lund University: Exploring the animal turn. Human-animal relations in science, society and culture.
2012–2017: participating researcher (50%, four years), Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University. Funding earned in competition from Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish National Research Council): Becoming human. Animals and gender theory in a more-than-human world.
2012–2014: researcher (individual project, 50%, two years), Department of Literature, Uppsala University. Funding earned in competition from Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs minnesfond): Becoming animal. Literary transformations on Nordic prose in the20th century.
2011-2012: researcher (50%, one year), Hugo Valentin center, Uppsala university.
2009: research scholarship from Kungliga humanistiska vetenskapssamfundet (The Royal Society for the Humanities).
2008: research scholarship earned in competition from Södermalms arbetareinstitut (Södermalm’s workers institute).
Publications and editing
Apart from two monographies I have also published numerous articles, essays and reviews, in Swedish and English, in research journals such as NORA: Nordic journal for feminist and gender research; Contagion: Journal of Culture, Mimesis, and Violence; Literature and medicine; and lambda nordica: nordic journal of lgbtq-studies. Moreover, I have edited several peer-reviewed anthologies and journal issues, in both English and Swedish. Since 2011, I have also been the book editor for lambda nordica.
Recent peer-reviewed publications include:
2018: “Following the Animal. Place, Space, and Literature,” Animal Places. Lively Cartographies of Human-Animal Relations, eds. Bull, J., Holmberg, T., Åsberg, C. (London: Routledge), 231–247
2016: “Oppression and Liberation. Traditional Nordic Literary Themes of Female Human-Animal Transformations in Monika Fagerholm’s Early Work,” Novel Districts. Critical Readings of the Works of Monika Fagerholm, eds. Kristina Malmio and Mia Österberg (Helsinki: Finnish literature society, SKS, Studia Fennica Litteraria 9), 119–132
2015: Following the Animal. Power, Agency, and Human-Animal Transformations in Modern, Northern European Literature (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), 213 p.
2015: “Trolls!! – Folklore, Literature and ‘Othering’ in the Nordic Countries,” Rethinking National Literatures and the Literary Canon in Scandinavia, eds. Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Dag Heede, Anne Heith and Heidi Grönstrand (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), 205–230
2015: “The Pre-modern Strindberg. Sex, Gender, Sexuality,” TijdSchrift voor Skandinavistiek 1, 7–18
2015: “Autism and the Question of the Human,” Literature and Medicine, with Jenny Bergenmar and Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist, 1, 202–221
2014: “Swelling, Leaking, Merging – a material feminist reading of Strindberg’s A Madman’s Manifesto,” NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research 1, 4–19
Between 2005–2018, I have taught, tutored and supervised on all levels in literature, rhetorics and gender studies at Uppsala university. I have also been involved in the didactic program for school-teachers. Since 2018, I am working at Södertörn as a lecturer in literature and as a researcher at the Department of literature at Uppsala University.
Since 2010, I am affiliated with the transdisciplinary Humanimal research group at the Center for Gender Research at Uppsala University, and since 2014, I am an associate member of New Zealand center for human-animal studies (http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/arts/research/nzchas/).
For more information about me, please download the combined CV and List of Publications on this page. Also visit me on www.academia.edu, where you can download most of my work.
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