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I am Professor in Music Education with Educational Sciences as profile. With a musical point of departure in Swedish traditional fiddle music, I have developed a research profile that focuses on intercultural perspectives on musical learning and creativity(ies). In 2003 I defended my doctoral thesis ”The Oral University. Attitudes to music teaching and learning in the Gambia” – a research project that laid the foundation for further development of musically informed research methods. Further research interests are social sustainability and collaborative learning. I teach educational sciences at the music teacher education program, and supervise students at graduate, master and PhD levels. My international experience covers participation in international research projects and active involvement in International Society for Music Education (ISME) where I was a board member 2018-2020. I served as a commissioner in the Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission 2008 - 2014. I have been active in the international network Cultural Diversity in Music Education (CDIME) since its origins in the network Teaching World Music. 2013 - 2016 I mentored the doctoral students at the Institution for Educational Sciences at Campus Helsingborg. Since 2015 I am docent at University of the Arts, Helsinki, and in that capacity I was a member of the International Advisory Board in the project "Global Visions Through Mobilizing Networks: Co-Developing Intercultural Music Teacher Education in Finland, Israel and Nepal", 2015-2020.



UKÄ subject classification

  • Music
  • Educational Sciences

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  • music
  • music education
  • intercultural
  • hybridity
  • collaborative learning
  • social sustainability
  • traditional music


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