Short CV/Education and training

  • I received my basic university education at Uppsala University (MA in History and Social Sciences Education, 1982), and worked for several years as a teacher before traveling to University of Oklahoma on a Rotary Graduate Scholarship. I stayed on and earned a Ph.D. in American History, with a specialization in American Indian History, in 1993.

  • In 1996, I came to Växjö University College as an assistant professor of history and have stayed there through several changes as it became a full university in 1999 and then through a merger with Kalmar University College formed Linnaeus University in 2010.

    I was appointed Professor of History in 2007, and now serve as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (2016 – 2020).

  • In 2012-2016 I was research director of Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies – one of the university's leading research environments, encompassing more than twenty scholars from more than ten disciplines across faculties.

Selected publications

  • Colonialism in the Margins. Cultural Encounters in New Sweden and Lapland, (Leiden: Brill, 2006).

  • A Nation of Women. Gender and Colonial Encounters Among Delaware Indians, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009/2012).

  • “Reading Margins. Colonial Encounters in Sapmi and Lenapehoking in the 17th and 18th centuries,” Feminist Studies vol 32:3 (Fall 2006): 491-521.

  • ”Indians and Immigrants – Entangled Histories,” Journal of American Ethnic History 33:3 (2014): 55-76.

  • ”Colonialism and Swedish History: Unthinkable Connections?” in Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Time Agents in a Global Arena, ed. by Magdalena Naum and Jonas M. Nordin, New York: Springer, 2013, pp. 17-36.

  • ”’But in itself the law is only white' – knowledge claims and universality in the history of cultural encounters,” in Gesa Mackenthun and Andreas Beer (eds.), ‘Fugitive’ Knowledge: The Preservation and Loss of Knowledge in Cultural Contact Zones. Münster: Waxmann, (2015), 27-47.

  • ”Dealing with the Wrongs of History?” in Anna Lydia Svalastog and Gunlög Fur (eds.), Visions of Sápmi. Oslo: Arthub Publishers, 2015, 129-147.

  • "Concurrences as a Methodology for Discerning Concurrent Histories," in Diana Brydon, Peter Forsgren, and Gunlög Fur (eds.), Concurrent Imaginaries, Postcolonial Worlds. Toward Revised Histories. Leiden: Brill/Rodopi, 2017, 33-57.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Gender and colonization in Swedish Lapland

    Saami women at the local courts. 2004-2007 (funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences)

  • Served on the Advisory Board for the Nordic Network for Global Cultural History, 2006-2008 (funded by the Danish Research Council).

  • Women’s Authority, Gendered Practices and the Anomalies of Vision. Gender relations in Lenape Indian contacts with European colonization 1630s – 1800. 1997-2002 (funded by the Swedish Research Council and the Fulbright Commission)

  • Concurrences: Narrating Conflicting and Simultaneous Voices, 2011-2016 (funded by the Swedish Research Council)

  • Swedes, Indians, and American Modernity: Oscar Jacobson, Stephen Mopope, and the development of Kiowa Art. 2011-2016 (funded by the Swedish Research Council)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swedish representative to the General Assembly for ICHS/CISH (International Congress of Historical Sciences), 2007 – 2015

  • Board member and Linnaeus University representative to ACSIS (Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden), 2006 – 2012

  • Founding member and president (2002 – 2005) of Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS)


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