Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989
    Degree of Bachelor of Arts in the Humanities, Linköping University

  • 1990
    Degree of Bachelor of Arts, History, Linköping University

  • 1992
    Art Theory, Stockholm University

  • 2000
    PhD in Child Studies, Linköping University

  • 2004
    University Pedagogy; Design, Evaluation and Organisation, Linköping University

  • 2006
    National Leadership Training Program for women at universities, IDAS06

  • 2006 – 2011
    Head of the Department of Thematic Studies (Tema), Linköping University

  • 2007
    University Pedagogy; Supervision, Linköping University

  • 2007
    Associate Professor (Sw. Docent) in Child Studies, Linköping University

  • 2007 – 2008
    Leadership training for Heads of Departments at Linköping University, Linköping university

  • 2013 – 2014
    Head of the Gender Studies Unit, Department of Thematic Studies (Tema), Linköping University

  • Since 2013
    Leading "Gender and Childhood" (sub-theme in GEXcel International Collegium: Gender challenges in knowledge production), Linköping University, Örebro University and Karlstad University

  • 2014
    Professor in Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed articles:

  • Lindgren, A, Stereotypes at work in classroom interactions. Pupils talk about the police in School Cinema Activities in Sweden, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, first published online July 14, 2014,

  • Lindgren, A, Sparrman, A, Samuelsson, T, & Cardell, D, Enacting (real) fiction: Materializing childhoods in a theme park, Childhood, first published on April 1, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0907568214524460.

  • Lindgren, A, Ethical Issues in Pedagogical Documentation: Representations of Children Through Digital Technology, International Journal of Early Childhood, 2012 Vol 44 (3): 327-340.

  • Lindgren, A, Gender and generation in Swedish School radio in the 1930s: An exploratory case study, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 2012 5.2: 239-259.

  • Lindgren, A Sparrman, A, & Eriksson Barajas, K, 2012. From Instruction to Reflection: Film in Education in Sweden, Chi-Kim Cheung (Ed), Research in Media Education. Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World. New York: Nova Science Publishers: 151-173.

  • Sparmman, A & Lindgren, A. Visual Documentation as a Normalizing Practice: A new discourse of visibility in preschool, Surveillance & Society (Special issue on Surveillance, Children and Childhood), 7:3-4 (2010): 248-261.

  • Lindgren, A, Radio, Paula S. Fass (ed), Encyclopedia of children and childhood in history and society. New York: Macmillan Reference USA; London, 2003, 1056 pp. 3 vols. Gale Virtual Reference Library, vol. 2, pp. 707-709.


  • Lindgren, A. Från små människor till lärande individer. Föreställningar om barn och barndom i utbildningsprogram 1970?2000. [From small people to learning individuals. Notions of children and childhood in educational programs 1970-2000.](Stockholm: Stiftelsen Etermedierna i Sverige nr 16. Lund: Arkiv Förlag, 2006.

  • Enander, V, Holmberg, C, & Lindgren, A, Att följa med samtiden. Kvinnojoursrörelse i förändring. [Going with the current. The Battered Women's Movement in Transition.] Stockholm: Atlas Akademi, 2013. [Available as talk-book].

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Co-applicant to The Swedish Research Council (Hum-Sam), Culture for and by children. Main applicant: Associate Professor Anna Sparrman. 2009 – 2013

  • Research project on the national association Swedish Association of Women's Shelters and Young Women's Empowerment Centres (SKR), at Ersta Sköndal University College, Institute for Civil Society Studies in STockholm. Together with Viveka Enander (project leader) and Carin Holmberg. The project combines Gender Studies and Child Studies. 2012

  • Co-applicant to The Swedish Research Council (UVK), Nature as symbol for a good childhood, and preschool as an arena for its fulfillment. Main applicant: Professor Gunilla Halldén. 2006 – 2009

  • Main applicant to The Swedish Research Council (UVK), From Instruction to Reflection – Teachers' and Pupils' Use of School Film and School Movie. 2003 – 2005 (2009)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the board of Gender Institute, Linköping University, Karlstad University and Örebro University, since 2014

  • Referee at The Swedish Research Council (VR), Educational Science, Panel: Values and Notions, since 2013

  • Commissioned by the Faculty of Educational Science, Linköping university, to be part of the electoral committee (valberedning) in the election for dean and faculty board, 2012 – 2014

  • Expert referee for HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area), 2012

  • Referee for the conference NORDISCO 2012, Linköping University, 2012

  • Commissioned by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Linköping Univ., to be part of the electoral committee (valberedning) in the election for dean and faculty board, 2009 – 2011

  • Member of 9 Examination Boards for PhD Degree, 2006 – 2014

  • Expert Adviser at The Swedish Research Council (UVK), 2 applications (Assistant Professors), 2010

  • Referee for European Communication and Education Conference (ECREA), Hamburg University, June 4-6 2010

  • Faculty Opponent for 2 PhD Degrees, 2006, 2009

  • Opponent at 5 Final Seminars for PhD Degree, 2007 – 2014

  • Member of Examination Group for 7 Final Seminars for PhD Degrees, 2006 – 2014


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