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