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Lena Manderstedt
Lena Manderstedt

Lena Manderstedt

Associate Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Swedish and Education
Education and Languages
Department of Health, Education and Technology
+46 (0)920 491962
R230 Luleå

Research areas and interests

I have a broad interest in education science with a particular emhasis on Swedish didactic issues. I have been engaged in various areas of the didactics of literature in relation to media and youth culture; and also language and literature education as it relates to national curriculum. A particular interest is directed towards considering fan communities and other social media as literary venues and rooms for negotiation and re-negotiation of norms, values and identity.

I presented my doctoral thesis titled Växelspel med förhinder: Skärningspunkter i verksamhetsförlagd svensklärarutbildning. The thesis highlights the way educational institutions express themselves on the issue of work placement, in the subject Swedish. 

For a couple of years I was the editor of the Swedish Teachers' Association's yearbook where the focus has been on new research relevant to school and Swedish subject.

Research interests: (Social) Media and Cultural Studies: rooms / places / expression and storytelling, literature didactics, intersectionality, ideology and power, curriculum theory and university pedagogy.


Current research


Short CV

·          Lecturer in Swedish with a didactic approach, Luleå University 2013

            Ledamot anställningsnämnden 2018-

·          Education Coordinator for the area of Educational Science and Humanities, Luleå University 40% 2014-2016.

·          Guest researcher / guest teacher at Jönköping 20% 2013-2018.

·          Higher Educational Developer, Luleå University 50% 2013- 2014

·          Doctoral Student, Swedish didactics, Luleå University of Technology 2008-2013. Dissertation maj 2013.

·          Lecturer in Swedish, Luleå University of Technology 2003-2008

·          Teacher in Swedish, upper secondary  school 1999-2003

·         Teacher in Swedish, Komvux 1997-1999

Related links


Article in journal

Rethinking Cultural Appropriation in YA Literature Through Sámi and Arctic Pedagogies (2021)

Manderstedt. L, Palo. A, Kokkola. L
Children's Literature in Education, Vol. 52, nr. 1, s. 88-105
Article in journal

Forced Removal of National Minority Children in the Swedish and Finnish Arctic through Schooling (2020)

Palo. A, Kokkola. L, Manderstedt. L
International Research in Children's Literature (IRCL), Vol. 13, nr. 2, s. 289-305
Article in journal

Lärarstudenters utsagor om kvalitetsaspekter i handledning under den verksamhetsförlagda delen av utbildningen (2020)

Anderström. H, Manderstedt. L, Bäcklund. J, Sädbom. R
Utbildning & Lärande, Vol. 14, nr. 1, s. 45-64
Article in journal

Beyond the Characters and the Reader? (2019)

Digital Discussions on Intersectionality in The Murderer’s Ape
Palo. A, Manderstedt. L
Children's Literature in Education, Vol. 50, nr. 2, s. 125-141