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Personalbild Berit Åström

Berit Åström

Senior lecturer (associate professor) at Department of Language Studies Units: English

berit.astrom@umu.se

+46 90 786 62 35

A, Humanisthuset, korridor HE2 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am an Associate Professor of English Literature. My research is in the fields of gender studies and cultural studies. In recent years I have mainly worked with motherhood studies, investigating the representation of mothers in, for example, animated film, television melodrama, crime fiction, science fiction and early modern advice books. My next project is a study of contemporary, American advice books aimed at single mothers raising boys.