Ulrika Holgersson, Associate Professor

Department of Communication and Media · Lund University, Sweden — Head of Department

Research Areas

  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication History
  • Popular Culture
  • Television and Film

Ongoing Projects

Highlighted publications

Hembiträdet och spelfilmen: Stjärnor i det svenska folkhemmets 1930- och 40-tal, Makadam, Göteborg 2017

Class. Feminist and Cultural Perspectives, Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge 2016


I am an associate professor in history and a senior lecturer in journalism and media history.
In my research I use different media, for example popular and daily press, newsreels and feature films, to explore the spirit of the times in Swedish 20th century society, especially highlighting negotiations of gender and class and thereby the historical conditions of the formation of democracy and egalitarianism. I am especially interested in the ways that different media express experiences and identities, partake in the construction of events and historical participation, and are used for political formation in different eras.