Associate professor of history and education. Director of third-cycle studies.
Associate professor of history and education, and director of third-cycle studies. In 2013, I defended my dissertation discussing the interaction between historical cultures in the Nordic countries within the framework of a "pan-Nordic" textbook revision. Since then, I have continued to research the history and conditions of the school subject of history in various projects. I am part of the research environment "History and Education", and the Umeå Research Centre for Social Studies Didactics (UmSOD). Read more about UmSOD.
Ongoing and completed projects include: "An authorized history" (Postdoc-project), where I researched the renegotiation of the history subject within the framework of The Swedish Government Approvement Scheme's reviews and approval of history textbooks between 1938 and 1991; "Individuals and collectives in Swedish history and social studies teaching" (Umeå School of Education), where I studied the changes in the description of individuals and different collectives within the framework of the syllabi for history and social studies in Swedish secondary school between 1970 and 2017; "Controversial Issues in Social Science Education" (Swedish Research Council) where I primarily study how history teachers handle potentially controversial issues in their teaching in secondary schools; and "Teaching Rival Histories" (Swedish Research Council), where history teachers' epispemological ideas and how these can affect teaching is examined in a comparative study involving teachers in Sweden and Quebec.
Currently I am also one of the editors for the Nordic Journal of Educational History.
I mainly teach (and act as supervisor) on courses related to history teacher education.