I am a senior lecturer of history at Luleå University Technology (LTU). I have my background from Umeå University. I defended my PhD-thesis on how Swedish engineers travelled, mainly to America, learned about technology and organization and how they later returned to implement their knowledge. I was then a postdoc at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, and, after that, I worked again a few years at Umeå University- During these years, I was also guest resarcher at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. I started to work at LTU in 2015. In the years 2018-2019, I was on leave and held temporary position as associate professor of history at the University of Stavanger in Norway.
I teach several courses on the teacher and preschool teacher prorgammes, and on the course Swedish history in English for exchange students. I am also the main teacher of our course Economic History of the Western World.
My special areas are migration history, educational history, and technology and engineering history. In recent years, I have also orientated towards environmental history.
I am a member of the editorial board for Journal of Migration History and one of four chairs for the Ethnicity and Migration network in the European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) organization.