Dean at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
University of Gothenburg
Since 2012 I hold a position as Dean at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Before that, between 2008 and 2012 I was Pro Vice Chancellor International at Malmö University, Sweden.
My field of research is Literature, I hold a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Gothenburg since 1985, and I have during my years at various leadership positions also worked as a senior lecturer in Comparative literature, journalism and creative writing, and currently I am supervising two PhD students in Literary Composition at the University of Gothenburg.
In my spare time I write essays and literary critique, published by Swedish publishing houses such as Bonniers and Norstedts and in the Swedish Daily Dagens Nyheter.
2003-2010 I was Member of the evaluation panel for artistic and practice based research at The Swedish Research Council, and 2007-2012 I was President of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. I am currently Member of the Board of the Swedish National Research School in the field of Arts.