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Curriculum vitae

Since January 2021 Editor of Scandia.Tidskrift för historisk forskning
Sept-Dec 2019 Guest researcher at University of Amsterdam, ARTES (Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies))
2019 Sabbatical from Riksbankens jubileumsfond
2013 - 2016 Deputy Head of Department
Since October 2012 full professor for history at the Department of History, Lund University
March 2012 associate professor at the Department of History, Lund University
Aug 2011 - Feb 2012 guest researcher and teacher at the Department of History, Stockholm University
2011 freelance historian focusing on history tourism and marketing
2008 – 2010 researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History in Hamburg
2006 – 2007 assistant professor in gender history, Bielefeld university
2004 – 2006 Lise Meitner-research fellow of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia
1999 – 2004 assistant professor in gender history, Bielefeld university
1999 PhD in modern history at Bielefeld university
PhD thesis:  „How mothers became parents. Constructions of motherhood, fatherhood, and parenthood in Swedish and West German welfare politics, 1945-1995“
1994 – 1998 research assistant at the universities of Bielefeld and Bremen
1992 – 1993 PhD scholarship granted by the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia
1991 M.A., Bielefeld university
1984 – 1991 undergraduate and graduate studies in history, German language and literature, Scandinavian and Finno-Ugric languages at the universities of Kiel (Germany), Uppsala (Sweden), and Bielefeld (Germany)

Knowledge of languages

German            excellent (native language)
English excellent (active and passive)
Swedish excellent (active and passive)
Danish very good (passive)
Norwegian very good (passive)
Finnish  moderate (active and passive)
French  moderate/good (active/passive)
Italian basic knowledge (active/passive)
Spanish basic knowledge (passive)
Dutch basic knowledge (passive)
Latin good (passive)

Memberships and various scientific activities


Editor of Scandia. Tidskrift för historisk forskning

Co-Editor of WerkstattGeschichte

Member of the International Advisory Board of Historisk tidskrift

Reviewer for international journals:
Social Politics. International Studies in Gender, State and Society, Journal of Contemporary History, Historisk Tidskrift

Research Networks and Research Groups

Founder and leader of the Nordic Network for Tourism History

Member of the Association for Historical Women and Gender Studies(AKHFG e. V. ), German branch of the International Federation
of Research in Women´s History

Member of  the Öresund Gender History Network

Member oft he international research network Gender in the European

Member of the Association of German Spa Museums


Member of the Academic Society Lund
Vetenskapssocieteten Lund

Member of the Association of German Historians (VHHD)

Member of the Swedish History Association