Lena Manderstedt
Lena Manderstedt

Lena Manderstedt

Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Swedish and Education
Education, Language, and Teaching
Department of Arts, Communication and Education
+46 (0)920 491962
A1024 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


Conference paper

Bestiality and Revenge (2018)

Political Motives and Aestetic Expressions in Young Heroines Violence
Manderstedt. L
Paper presented at : Symposium, The uses of children's literature in political contexts, Gothenburg, 13-14 June 2018
Conference paper

More than an Arena for Communication and Sharing Practices (2018)

A Meta-Analysis of Young Readers’ Use of Digitized Media
Manderstedt. L, Palo. A
Paper presented at : 4th International Conference on Theory & Practice (ICTP), Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research, Adelaide, Feb 9-10, 2018
Conference paper

Möjligheter och utmaningar i en övningsskola (2018)

VFU-handledares erfarenheter av övningsskolan
Bäcklund. J, Florin Sädbom. R, Manderstedt. L, Anderström. H
Paper presented at : Forskning om högre utbildning. Lund 15-16 maj 2018
Conference paper

Verktyg för lärande eller bedömning av lärande? (2018)

En studie om lärarstudenters och VFU-handledares förståelse av bedömningsmatrisens funktion i handledningssamtal
Florin Sädbom. R, Bäcklund. J, Anderström. H, Manderstedt. L
Paper presented at : Forskning om högre utbildning, Lund 15-16 maj