Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2012
    Professor Art history, Södertörn University

  • Since 2019
    Member of Department Board School of Culture and Education

  • 2017 – 2019
    Chair Steering committee PhD program Critical Cultural Studies, Södertörn University

  • 2015 – 2017
    Director of PhD studies Art History, Södertörn University

  • 2015 – 2016
    Professor Art history, Umeå University

  • 2011 – 2014
    Research appointment, Department of History, Uppsala University

  • 2010 – 2011
    Senior lecturer Department of Education, Uppsala University

  • 2010
    Docent Art history Uppsala University

  • 2008 – 2009
    Research appointment Department of Education, Uppsala University

  • 2002 – 2008
    Post doctoral research fellow Art history, Uppsala University

  • 2003 – 2005
    Member of faculty board Faculty of the Arts, Uppsala University

  • 2001 – 2002
    Post doctoral research fellow Art history, Stockholm University

  • 1999
    PhD Art history, Stockholm University

Selected publications

  • Edling, Marta “From Margin to Margin?: The Stockholm Paris Axis 1944–1953” Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, Vol. 88, nr 1, 2019, S. 1-16.

  • Edling, Marta, 'A Radical Academy of Fine Art? Power and social dimensions in recruitment to the fine art professorships at the Royal College of Art in Stockholm, Sweden 1938-2000', Passepartout – Skrifter for kunsthistorie, 2015

  • Edling, Marta, 'Teaching abstraction? Art historical and sociological perspectives on Nils Wedel and the basic form course at Slöjdskolan in Gothenburg, Sweden 1946–1957', Konsthistorisk Tidskrift vol. 84, nr 4, 2015

  • Edling, Marta "A natural selection. The recruitment of professors at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm and the Swedish artistic field of production in the 1980s” / "Det naturliga broderskapet. Om professorstillsättningar på Kungl. Konsthögskolan under 1980-talet” i En omvänd ekonomi. Tillgångar inom konstnärliga utbildningar och konstfältet 1938-2008 red. Mikael Börjesson Martin Gustavsson och Marta Edling, Daidalos, Stockholm 2012.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Exhibiting Art in a European Periphery? International Art in Sweden During the Cold War, 2017 – 2021

  • Art, career and gender. The Career Pathways of Male and Female Artists and the Recruitment of Professors at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Valand Art Academy in Sweden 1945 – 2000, 2011 – 2014

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Faculty Board of Education and Research Stockholm University of the Arts. External member, since 2016

  • Swedish Research Council Review Panel HS-A Aesthetic Disciplines, 2014 – 2016

  • Swedish Research Council Review, Review Panel "Omfördelningspanel" Humanities and Social Sciences, 2013

  • Faculty Research Council, Educational sciences, Uppsala universitet, 2008 – 2011

Additional qualifications

  • Principal supervisor for three doctorate students in art history 2006, 2007, 2015 at Uppsala University and one forthcoming 2023 at Södertörn University

  • Supervisor for three doctorate students in art history 2006, 2008 2010 at Uppsala University and two in 2014 at Stockholms and Gothenburg University

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children born in 1995 and 2000. Full parental leave 1995 – 1996, 2000 – 2001. Part time parental leave 1995 – 1998, 2002 – 2005


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