Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Researcher, Department of Communication and Media, Lund University, Sweden

  • 2017
    Visiting Fellow, Department of History, KU Leuven, Belgium

  • 2016
    Lecturer, Department of Communication and Media, Lund University, Sweden

  • 2012 – 2016
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of History, Lund University, Sweden

  • 2008 – 2011
    Researcher, Department of History, Lund University, Sweden

  • 2006 – 2007
    Lecturer, Department of Historical Studies, Faculty of Education and Society, Malmö University, Sweden

  • 2007 – 2010
    Columnist in the newspaper Skånska Dagbladet (The Scania Daily)

  • 2006
    PhD in History, Lund University, Sweden

  • 2004
    Visiting scholar, Department of History, Manchester University, UK

  • 2002
    and 2004–2006: Guest teacher, Department of Gender Studies, Malmö University, Sweden

  • 1999 – 2000
    Editorial at the newspaper Arbetet (the Work)

  • 1999
    MA in History, Lund University, Sweden

Selected publications

  • Holgersson, U. & Wängnerud, L. (eds.),"Rösträttens århundrade. Kampen, utvecklingen och framtiden för demokratin i Sverige" (The Century of Suffrage. The Struggle, Development and Future of Democracy in Sweden), Makadam, Stockholm, forthcoming autumn 2018.

  • Holgersson, U., "Axel Danielsson som minnesplats. Medierade minnen från begravningen till Arbetets nedläggning" (Axel Danielsson as a Place of Memory. Mediated Memories from the Funeral to the Shutdown of the Work). In: Mellan Malmö och Minneapolis. Kulturhistoriska undersökningar tillägnade Lars Edgren (Between Malmö and Minneapolis. Studies in honor of Lars Edgren), Victor Lundberg & Cecilia Riving (eds.), Arkiv, Lund 2018 (pp. 15-36)

  • Holgersson, U. & Tolvhed, H. (eds.), "Plats för makt. En vänbok till Monika Edgren" (Spaces of Power. Festschrift to Monika Edgren), Makadam, Stockholm 2018 (297 pp)

  • Holgersson, U., "Hembiträdet och spelfilmen. Stjärnor i det svenska folkhemmets 1930- och 40-tal" (The Maid Servant and the Feature Film. Stars of the Swedish People's Home of the 1930s and 40s), Makadam, Stockholm 2017 (407 pp)

  • Holgersson, U., "Class. Feminist and Cultural Perspectives", Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon 2016 (136 pp)

  • Holgersson, U., ”Historisk spelfilmsanalys – exemplet Gustaf Molanders Vi som går köksvägen 1932” (“Historical Feature Film Analysis – the Example of Gustaf Molander’s The Servant’s Entrance), Scandia vol. 80 no 2 2014 (pp. 36-65)

  • Holgersson, U., ”Herstory revisited”, Genushistoriens utmaningar" (Challenges to Gender History), Supplement to Scandia vol. 78, no 2 2012 (pp. 42-50)

  • Holgersson, U., ”Regional Conflicts: from the Merchant’s House to the People’s Home”, Regional Aesthetics. Locating Swedish Media, (eds.) Erik Hedling, Olof Hedling & Mats Jönsson, National Library of Sweden, Stockholm 2010 (pp. 191-211)

  • Holgersson, U., ”Hjalmar Brantings jordafärd på film” (Hjalmar Branting’s Funeral on Film), "Välfärdsbilder. Svensk film utanför biografen" (Images of Welfare. Swedish Film outside Cinema), (eds.) Erik Hedling & Mats Jönsson, Statens ljud- och bildarkiv (The State Archive of Audible Media and Film), Stockholm 2008 (pp. 74-99)

  • Holgersson, U., ”Klass och postmodernism – ett feministiskt val” (Class and Post-modernism – a Feminist Choice), Tidskrift för genusvetenskap (Journal of Gender Studies), no 4–3 2008 (pp. 63-84)



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • In Light of the Dead. Constructions of National Identities at Public Funerals in the Shape of Media Events in Sweden, 1901–2003, Swedish Research Council, since 2017

  • Between Prejudice and Popularity. The Maid in Swedish Feature Films 1930-1950, The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond), 2007 – 2012

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the scientific advisory board of The Gender and Work project, phase 2 (GaW2), Department of History, University of Uppsala, Sweden, sicne 2018

  • Member of Swedish Research Council's review panel HS-I: Historical disciplines and Archaeology, sicne 2018

  • Member of The Scientific Society (Vetenskapssocieteten), Lund sicne 2017

  • Member of the scientific advisory board of The Centre of Labour Studies, Lund University/Landskrona, Sweden 2009 – 2017

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married and mother of two children.


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