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Sofia Österborg Wiklund

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Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Units: History, History of Education
A, Humanisthuset, HUM.F.104 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am an international postdoctoral fellow in educational science, funded by the Swedish Research Council. I am active in the History and Education research environment at Umeå University, as well as the research groups Nordic Civil Societies and The Nordic Education Model at the University of Oslo. My postdoctoral project is about the historical relationship between Swedish international aid and popular education, and how Nordic identities, inclusion and exclusion have been created in education for aid workers during the 60s-90s.
I have master’s degree in Social Science and Cultural Analysis, and a PhD in Education. In 2019, I defended my PhD thesis "Popular education in global (in)justice: Power and resistance in the Swedish Folk High Schools Internationalization and Transnational Courses, at Linköping University.
I am also involved in research concerning inclusive and norm-critical education, and the new, emerging fields of Neurodiversity Studies, Critical ADHD Studies and Critical Neurotypicality Studies.