Dr. Linda Rönnberg is an Associate Professor (Docent) in Political Science, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Applied Educational Science and affiliated to the University of Turku as a Senior Research Fellow.
Dr. Linda Rönnberg, Umeå University, is an Associate Professor in Political Science, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Applied Educational Science and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Turku.
Linda Rönnberg researches education governance, politics, and policy with a specific focus on marketization/privatization, evaluation and school inspection.
Current research projects:
2018-2021: Internationalising Higher Education: Challenges and opportunities for Universities and academics in Sweden (Swedish Research Council, PI prof. Nafsika Alexiadou, UmU).
2017-2021: Hollowing Out of Public Education Systems? Private Actors in Compulsory Schooling in Finland, Sweden and New Zealand (HOPES) (Academy of Finland, PI Prof. Piia Seppänen, University of Turku).
2012-2019: Governing by Evaluation in Swedish Higher Education (Swedish Research Council. PI Prof. Christina Segerholm, UmU.
2017-2019: Consultants in Swedish compulsory education: Private actors, knowledge production and governing (with Joakim Lindgren).
2017-2019: Swedish Education as an export business: Swedish school companies in the Global Education Industry
Recent research projects (selection):
2008-2015: Swedish National School Inspection (Swedish Research Council, research fellowship grant).
2010-2014: Governing by Inspection (Swedish Research Council, PIs prof. Christina Segerholm and prof. Jenny Ozga, Oxford University).
2011-2014: Education at the Intersection of Marketisation and Central State Control (Young researcher's award, Umeå University).
I am Co-Editor (with prof. Nafsika Alexiadou) of Education Inquiry (EduInq) and Executive Editor of the European Educational Research Journal (EERJ). I am also a co-convenor of network 23 Policy Studies and Politics of Education in the European Educational Research Association (EERA) and deputy board member for Sweden in the Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA). I am a member of several national and international research networks, for instance "Justice through education in the Nordic countries" (JustEd), a Nordic Centre of Excellence funded by NordForsk, in team 2 "Marketisation and Social Inclusion of Education" headed by prof. Lisbeth Lundahl.