Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991
    Baccalaureate degree: Social anthropology, Stockholm University

  • 1992
    Baccalaureate degree: Economic history, Stockholm University

  • 1997
    PhD: Economic history (History of childhood)

  • 2002 – 2007
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in economic history, Uppsala University

  • 2004
    Associate professor, Uppsala University

  • 2009
    Full professor in Sport studies, Malmö University

Selected publications

  • Hedenborg, S & Hellborg, AM, "The rocker and the heroine. Gendered media representations of equestrian sport at the 2012 Olympics", Sport in society, 2013.

  • Hedenborg, Susanna, "The Olympic Games in London from a Swedish media perspective" International Journal of the History of Sport;7, 789-804, Taylor & Francis, 2013.

  • Hedenborg S & Pfister, G, "Écuyères and "doing gender". Presenting femininity in a male domain. Female circus riders 1800-1920", Scandinavian sport studies forum, 2012, vol 3, 25-47.

  • Hedenborg S &Hedenborg-White, M, "Changes and variations in patterns of gender relations in equestrian sports during the second half of the twentieth century", Sport in Society, 2012:3, 302-319.

  • Hedenborg, S, "Unknown soldiers and very pretty ladies. Challenges to the social order of sports in Post-War Sweden", Sport in history, 2009:4.

  • Hedenborg, S, "La petite enfance en Suède sous Karl Johan", Revue d?Histoire Nordique 6-7, 2008.

  • Hedenborg, S, "Trainers of racehorses in 20th century Sweden. Small business and gender", in ASSH (Australian Society for sports history), (2008).

  • Hedenborg, S, "Female Jockeys in Swedish Horse Racing 1890-2000. From Minority to Majority", The International Journal of the History of Sport, 2007: 4.

  • Hedenborg, S, "To breastfeed another woman's child: wet-nursing in Stockholm, 1777-1937", in Continuity and change 16 (3) 2001, 399-442.

  • Hedenborg, S, "The world is full of sorrow: Infant mortality in Stockholm, 1754-1850", Scandinavian Economic History Review, vol XLVIII, no: 1, 2000, s 64-80.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

The popular horse

  • The purpose of the project was to explore gender and social class relations in the history of equestrian sports in Sweden. Financed by the Swedish research council.

Elite sport and women – an (I'm)possible equation?

  • The purpose of this study is to explore women's and men's economic conditions in elite sport. Financed by Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports.

The future of children and youth sport.

  • Many young people drop out of sport and traditional sport organizations are challenged. The propose of this project is to study young people's ideas of what sport could include in the future. Financed by the Swedish Sport Confederation.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the scientific board, ECSS (since 2014)

  • Congress President ECSS, 2015

  • Member of the Board of Svensk hästforskning (Swedish Equestrian Research)

  • Member of Committee for Historical studies, Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish Research Council), 2012-2014

  • Member of Committee for Infrastructure, Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish Research Council), since 2014

  • Member of the Board of Centrum för idrottsforskning (Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports), since 2012

  • Committee for Cultural studies, (Beredningsgrupp för KulRAM), Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish Research Council), 2009-2010

  • Elektorsförsamlingen Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish Research Council), 2009

Additional qualifications

  • Vice dean of the Faculty Education and society, Malmö University, since 2012

  • Senior Lecturer in Leisure Studies, 2006-2009, Malmö University

  • Administrative director of "Svenska historiedagarna", 1998-1999

  • Senior Lecturer in History, Linköping University, 1998-1999

  • Head of studies, Department of Economic History, Stockholm University, 1999-2001

  • International work: In 2001 and 2004 Hedenborg gave lectures in Moscow at RGGU. During 2003 Hedenborg worked for a month as a guest senior lecturer at Toulouse University (Mirail). Hedenborg worked at Toulouse University as a guest senior lecturer during spring semester 2004 and 2005 too. During 2008 Hedenborg worked for three weeks as a guest senior lecturer in University of Dar es Salam, Tanzania. In 2010 Hedenborg conducted research at the British Library, London. In 2011 Hedenborg spent 1 month as a guest lecturer at Griffith University, Australia, and has taught several times in Trondheim (NTNU) and at the Summer School for PhD students at Copenhagen University 2011, 2012, 2014. Hedenborg taught and supervised at the International Master of Sport Sciences in Pristina, Kosovo 2013-2014.


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