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My research focuses on colonial history of Scandinavia, especially Sweden and Denmark. Previously I have explored Swedish colonial settlement in New Sweden and resource exploitation as a colonial and civilizing endeavor in Sapmi. Currently, I am investigating Danish and Swedish settler colonialism and perception of Indigenous America in the 19th and early 20th century through the prism of museum collections. I am also interested in gendered experience in the Danish West Indies/USVI in the 19th-20th century.

My second research interest is human migration, diaspora, migrant identities and the role of material culture in dealing with displacement. I have explored and continue to explore these subjects in the context of medieval and early modern history.

I am also interested in histories of collecting and early museums and led a project researching Kilian Stobaeus collections and the emergence of the museum in Lund.

Theoretically my work is inspired by phenomenology, postcolonial and decolonial theory, theories of materiality.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

UKÄ subject classification

  • History and Archaeology

Free keywords

  • historical archaeology
  • Colonialism
  • migration
  • Postcolonial studies
  • decolonial epistemologies
  • Early Modern period
  • settler colonialism
  • Material culture


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