Head of Department
I am an associate professor in Gender Studies and the head of Gender Studies. My research explores intersections of gender, nation, and whiteness in tourism.
Culture and Education
I started as a senior lecturer in gender studies at Södertörn University in 2011. My research lies in the overlap between gender studies and critical whiteness studies and I am interested in the interplay between gender, nation-building and whiteness. A previous project explored how femininity and notions of Swedishness were interwoven with white ideals of beauty in the Miss Sweden beauty pageant.
In my later research, I have taken an interest in tourism and different forms of travel. The book "Touristic whiteness and the desire to the other" External link. (Tankekraft, 2017) is about the so-called "ethnic tourism", where travelers want to travel far away and experience "foreign cultures". It shows how ethnic tourism's desire for the other is shaped around a silent position of whiteness. I have also explored different forms of family tourism and international educational trips.
Member of the advisory board of TiMS: The Role of Tourism in Multicultural Societies. External link.
Link to the book Privileged Mobilities: Tourism as World Ordering External link. in which I have written two chapters: "Holiday utopias" and "A feeling of Africa".
Most recent publication: Exploring the World Together: The Colonial Continuity of Family Adventure Travel - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/14687976211035958
The researcher is not participating in any projects at this moment.