I am an associate professor of Library and Information Science. My main research interests are local and regional cultural policy against the backdrop of globalization processes. In several research projects, I have primarily explored how local and regional public administration deal with increased political autonomy in the cultural policy field. Due to my present assignment as deputy vice-chancellor for research, my research is limited to participation in the COST Action "Investigating Cultural Sustainability" and participation in "Innovation Platform Norrby", a joint action project funded by Vinnova.
Ever since 1995, when I was first employed by the University of Borås, I have aimed at contributing to the development of a cultural policy research infrastructure, nationally as well as internationally. Because of this interest, I have contributed to establishing two scholarly open access journals in the research field, and, since 2012, I am the chair of The International Conference of Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) Scientific Committee. The ICCPR is a biannual research conference, organized in collaboration with The International Journal of Cultural Policy Research (Routledge).
When I teach, it is mostly about cultural policy, but also about research methods.
The Local Meets the World: Cultural Policy (Re)construction in the City of Göteborg during the 1990s (in Swedish).
Researchers publications in DiVA (Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of Borås, 2014-
Chair of The International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) Scientific Committee, 2012-
Member of the Science Council, Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis, 2015-
Co-editor of Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research (Linköping University Electronic Press, ISSN: 2000-1525), 2008-2012
Editoral Secretary of Nordisk Kulturpolitisk Tidskrift (Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy Research) (University of Borås: ISSN: 1403-3216), 1998-2006
Chair of SweCult (Swedish Cultural Policy Research Observatory), Linköping University, 2010-2013