Here you find information about the research conducted by the university’s 65 professors, 173 senior lecturers, 170 lecturers, and 88 doctoral students (Mars 2019).

Jenny Johannisson

Jenny Johannisson


Senior Lecturer

Swedish School of Library and Information Science

Phone: 033-4354428

Mobile: 0701-000802

E-mail: jenny.johannisson@hb.se

Room number: D506

Signature: JJO

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.

Title of Dissertation

The Local Meets the World: Cultural Policy (Re)construction in the City of Göteborg during the 1990s (in Swedish).


Supervision of doctoral students


Current assignments

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-

Previous assignments

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