Johanna Rivano Eckerdal

Senior Lecturer, PhD, Reader, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Information Studies


I am an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer  and Reader in Information Studies at the ALM and Digital Cultures section at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University, and head of the Centre for Oresund Region Studies.  I am a member of the research group "Information practices: Communication, Culture and Society".

I have previously worked as pedagogue at a museum and as a high school librarian and I have an interest for questions concerning learning and outreach activities at institutions within the ALM-sector. I am a teacher at the ALM Master program.

My research interests mainly follow three tracks. One concerns information practices and learning, more specifically information literacy or media and information literacy, in various settings. My thesis concerns information literacy related to evaluation of contraceptives. The second track concerns information practices within the context of sexual and reproductive health. I have studied information practices around the administration of HPV-vaccine in the Swedish school healthcare. The third track concerns cultural policy and particularly development of public libraries and the role that policy documents have for libraries and librarians. I am particularly interested in the role that libraries and librarians play in and for democracy.

Valid for all three tracks is an interest on how local practices take on a social function and significance.

Recent research outputs

Mia Krokstäde (ed.) & Johanna Rivano Eckerdal (ed.), 2021, In: Gränsløs: med fokus på gränser, regioner och Öresund. 11, p. 1-106 106 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial Issue (editor)

Johanna Rivano Eckerdal & Mia Krokstäde, 2021, In: Gränsløs: med fokus på gränser, regioner och Öresund. 11, p. 5-10 6 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalDebate/Note/Editorial

Johanna Rivano Eckerdal, Lisa Olsson Dahlquist & Lisa Engström, 2020 Mar 18, IDEALS. Illinois Digital Environment for Access to lear Ning and Scholarship: iConference 2020 Proceedings. Illinois: iSchools, 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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