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Ph D in Cinema Studies 1991, Associate professor in 1993, Docent 2001 and Full professor in Cinema Studies in 2005. Vice Dean at the Faculty of Humanities, SU since 2012. Extensive studies on Nordic national cinemas and European popular culture published by Routledge, Wallflower Press and John Libbey in Britain; in Sweden Brutus Östlings Symposion, Nordic Academic Press and in Finland Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. Contributor to Swedish National Encyclopedia, Finnish National Filmography, Schirmer Encyclopedia, The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films. Articles on Nordic Cinema in Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, Journal of Aesthetic and Culture, SCREEN and Lähikuva (Finland). Guest lecturer and teacher in a number of universities in the US, UK and Nordic countries. Reeach fellow at the Universities of Warwick and Lancaster in the UK, as well as in the US at the Pembroke Centre, Brown University RI and Bunting Institute at Harvard. Double Fulbright Scholar, at Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor(1992) and Harvard University (1999). Visiting professor at the Academy of Journalism and Communication in Hanoi Vietnam. Latest publications: (2015) The Stolen death/Varastettu kuolema” in Hanni, S et al (red): The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Films. Routledge, Taylor&Francis Group, London (2014) "The Phantom Carriage and the concept of melodrama” i Forsås-Scott, H, Stenberg, L and Thorup, B (red) Re-Mapping Lagerlöf. Performance, intermediality and European transmissions. Nordic Academic Press, Lund (2014) "Robin Hood" i Ericsson, N (ed) Samband Historia Tema. Sanoma utbildning, Stockholm (2013) Reflections in the mirror of melancholia - on the narrative and male heritage in Lapland Odyssey.Journal of Scandinavian cinema, Vol 3/1 (2013) Den blå veckan – frågan om förlåtelse i Koukkunen, K, Laine, K, Seitajärvi, J (red): Elokuvat kertovat, Matti Kassila SKS Helsinki (2012) “The Passion of the Christ: Med döden förtrampade han döden” i Hirdman, A (red): Döden I medierna, Carlsson Stockholm

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Research Interests

Special interests in women’s roles and positions within film industries, popular culture and the history and theory of documentary film.

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Ongoing Research

Research on women film workers’ biographies in Nordic countries as well as on the topic of national minorites and ethics of documentary film (making).

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