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Hanna Söderlund

Researcher in applied lingustics with focus on power relations and gender in conversations about humour and sports.

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Affiliation
Associate professor at Department of Language Studies Units: Swedish and Scandinavian Studies
Location
A, Humanisthuset, korridor HE2 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliation
Affiliated as associate professor at Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS)
Location
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 4

In my research I have studied how female and male cross-country skiers and sports pundits can negotiate for powerful positions in studio conversations on TV (SVT, Swedish public service TV). I have concluded that humour can be used as a means for negitiating for power positions in various ways (The Swedish Research Council for Sport Science).

In a ERC Consolidator Grant project I have investigated which potenital humour has to challange and make nontions of disability visible. The data derives from a podcast where people with experiences of disabilities use humour. 

In my dissertation I argued that female comedians have inferior possibilities than the male comedians to achieve powerful positions in a humour show on TV (Swedish TV4), due to the other interlocutors rejections in interaction. 

When I'm not working, I do gymnastics, take ballet classes, compete in veteran athletics, and enjoy sewing.

Key words: language, gender, humour, sports, feminist discourse analysis, feminism, conversation analysis, multimodality

 

CEDAR Working Papers, 2021:13
Söderlund, Hanna; Wälivaara, Josefine; Ljuslinder, Karin
HumaNetten, Växjö: Linnéuniversitetet 2021, (47) : 143-168
Söderlund, Hanna; Wälivaara, Josefine; Ljuslinder, Karin
Svenskans beskrivning 37: Förhandlingar vid trettiosjunde sammankomsten, Åbo 8-10 maj 2019, Åbo: Svenska språket vid Åbo Akademi 2020 : 321-332
Söderlund, Hanna
Språk och stil, Uppsala: Adolf Noreen-sällskapet för svensk språk- och stilforskning 2020, (30) : 205-234
Söderlund, Hanna
Svenskans beskrivning 36: förhandlingar vid trettiosjätte sammankomsten. Uppsala 25–27 oktober 2017, Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk vid Uppsala universitet 2019 : 307-319
Söderlund, Hanna
Abstraactsamling OFTI 36: Tema: Tal – Interaktion – Multimodalitet, Stockholm: Stockholm universitet 2018 : 4-4
Söderlund, Hanna
Varför svenska?: Svenskans beskrivning 36, Uppsala, 25–27 oktober 2017, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet 2017 : 57-58
Söderlund, Hanna
Shifting Visions: Gender, Sexuality, Discourse, and Language
Söderlund, Hanna
Svenskans beskrivning 33, Svenska som pluricentriskt språk
Söderlund, Hanna
Nordiska konferensen om språk och kön
Söderlund, Hanna
Ofti (Området för tal och interaktion), Tid
Söderlund, Hanna
The Communicative Body in Development
Söderlund, Hanna
In relation to what?
Söderlund, Hanna
Multimodal communication, Auckland: Auckland University of Technology, Multimodal Research Center 2012, Vol. 1, (2) : 127-146
Söderlund, Hanna
Research into Communication: Theory, method, and practice
Söderlund, Hanna

Research projects

I teach and give lectures in rhetoric, language and gender, conversation analysis, sociolinguistics, writing. I give lectures and whole courses.