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I am an associate professor in history and a senior lecturer in media history and journalism.

In my research I use different media, for example popular and daily press, newsreels and feature films, to explore the spirit of the times in Swedish 20th century society, specially highlighting negotiations of gender and class and thereby the historical conditions of the formation of democracy and egalitarianism. I have also discussed the concept of class in my monograph Class. Feminist and Cultural Perspectives (Routledge 2016).

I am especially interested in the ways different media express experiences and identities, partake in the construction of events and historical participation, and are used for political formation in different eras.

Within the project In Light of the Dead. Constructions of National Identities at Public Funerals in the Shape of Media Events in Sweden, 1901–2003 I explore how democracy and monarchy have been mediated in the narrations of the Swedish welfare state.

Research

About the research

I am an associate professor in history and a senior lecturer in media history and journalism.

In my research I use different media, for example popular and daily press, newsreels and feature films, to explore the spirit of the times in Swedish 20th century society, specially highlighting negotiations of gender and class and thereby the historical conditions of the formation of democracy and egalitarianism. I have also discussed the concept of class in my monograph Class. Feminist and Cultural Perspectives (Routledge 2016).

I am especially interested in the ways different media express experiences and identities, partake in the construction of events and historical participation, and are used for political formation in different eras.

Within the project In Light of the Dead. Constructions of National Identities at Public Funerals in the Shape of Media Events in Sweden, 1901–2003 I explore how democracy and monarchy have been mediated in the narrations of the Swedish welfare state.

Other tasks and qualifications

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

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

Member of The Scientific Society (Vetenskapssocieteten), Lund since 2017

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

Publications

Books (4)
Editorships (8)
Articles (8)
Book chapters (8)
Encyclopaedia entries (9)
Conference contributions (1)
Reviews (8)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (3)
Newspaper articles (3)
Miscellaneous (1)
Supervision at Lund University (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Teaching

Other tasks and qualifications

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

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

Member of The Scientific Society (Vetenskapssocieteten), Lund since 2017

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

Ulrika Holgersson

Researcher, Reader, Teaching Staff
Media History
Department of Communication and Media

Contact information

E-mail ulrika.holgerssonkom.luse

Phone +46 46 222 42 98

Room SOL:A246

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 117, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

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