We firmly believe in cooperation that brings mutual benefit to the university and the surrounding community Because our teaching staff also have professional lives outside the university, there are no walls. Amelie Björck is a theatre critic for Aftonbladet and a member of the Glänta journal’s editorial board. As a writer on arts and culture, she contributes to Ord & Bild, Kritik and Kritiker.
Claudia Lindén and Jakob Staberg are active writers and critics in newspapers and journals such as TFL, Divan, Tidskrift för genusvetenskap and Respons. Alongside his work as an academic, Jakob Staberg works as a psychoanalyst (he is a member of the Swedish Psychoanalytical Association). Eva Jonsson is a board member of the Gustaf Fröding-sällskapet.
Christine Farhan has used her interest in literary didactics as a foundation for interviews with preschool teachers and observed preschool children. The aim was to discover more about children’s storytelling and their interactions with stories. In her current research project, “The (dis-)connected refugee”, she interviews refugees to find out how they use their life stories to process traumatic events when they fled.
Mattias Pirholt is a regular contributor in Svenska Dagbladet and the web-based journal Dixikon. He is treasurer for Svenska litteratursällskapet (the Swedish literary society) and a member of its working group. In 2015-16 he edited the Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap. Mattias has also taught at Senioruniversitetet.
Ann-Sofie Lönngren has organised seminars and participated in several Pride festivals as an invited speaker, including in Uppsala, Stockholm and Linköping. She has organised a panel discussion at Uppsala City Theatre, and been an invited speaker at the Regina Theatre, Gottsunda Theatre and Uppsala City Library. She has also held the post of auditor for Svenska litteratursällskapet and been a member of its working group. In 2008, she was one of the founders of the interdisciplinary Queer Seminar at Uppsala University, which also targeted social movements and actors outside the university.