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Eva Alerby
Eva Alerby

Eva Alerby

Professor and Head of Subject
Luleå University of Technology
Education and Languages
Department of Health, Education and Technology
+46 (0)920 491506
R108 Luleå

Since 2007, I am Professor of Education and Holds a Chair at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education. In 1998 I received my PhD at the Centre for Research in Teaching and Learning, Luleå University of Technology, and in 2003 I was appointed Associate Professor of Education. I’m also a Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Tromsö – The Arctic University of Norway.



My research interests include: relations, identity and diversity in education, participation and civic engagement among children and youth, the relationship between spatial formations and humans, and philosophical and existential dimensions of education.

I have successfully secured several research projects in national and international competitive funding, and also received several national and international awards. Examples of research pojects are:

  • The physical room's importance in learning (CES VR)
  • Arctic Children I & II (Kolarktik, EU)
  • Desert and Ice - Learning Without Boundaries (Institutional Grants, STINT)
  • "School sucks!" ... Or? Giving a voice to children and young people's experiences of psychosocial health in their learning environment (CES VR)
  • The University's student environment - the relationship between people and the university's spatial conformation (Akademiska Hus & LTU)

Together with Carl-Anders Säfström, Sharon Todd and Moira von Wright, I'm responsible for the Graduate School of Philosophical Studies of Pedagogical Relations.

I’m the founder and scientific leader for the research group RIDE – Relations, Identity and Diversity in Education.



Article in journal

‘When the hurley-burley's done, when the battle's lost and won’ (2022)

exploring the value and appropriation of silence and quietude in academia
Su. F, Wood. M, Alerby. E, Da Re. L, Felisatti. E
European Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 12, nr. 3, s. 277-292
Article in journal

‘I miss the physical presence of the students’: Swedish teachers’ experiences of online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic (2021)

Alerby. E, Ekberg. N, Johansson. M
Education in the North, Vol. 28, nr. 3, s. 100-120
Article in journal

Silent and invisible students: The importance of listening to the silence and seeing the invisible (2021)

Alerby. E, Brown. J
Journal of Silence Studies in Education, Vol. 1, nr. 1, s. 19-31
Article in journal

‘The pine tree, my good friend’ (2021)

The other as more-than-human
Alerby. E, Engström. Å
Nursing Philosophy, Vol. 22, nr. 4
Chapter in book

Heideggerian Perspectives on the Possibilities of Being a Teacher (2020)

Ekberg. N, Alerby. E
Part of: Encyclopedia of Teacher Education