Jenny Johannisson

Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT (including The Swedish School of Library and Information Science)
— Swedish School of Library and Information Science

Telephone: 033-435 4428


Room number: D506

Signature: JJO

I am an associate professor of Library and Information Science. My main research interests are local and regional cultural policy against the backdrop of globalization processes. In several research projects, I have primarily explored how local and regional public administration deal with increased political autonomy in the cultural policy field. When I teach, it is mostly about cultural policy, but also about research methods.

Ever since 1995, when I was first employed by the University of Borås, I have aimed at contributing to the development of a cultural policy research infrastructure, nationally as well as internationally. Because of this interest, I have contributed to establishing two scholarly open access journals in the research field, and, 2012-2020, I was the chair of The International Conference of Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) Scientific Committee. The ICCPR is a biannual research conference, organized in collaboration with The International Journal of Cultural Policy Research (Routledge). It is also due to this interest that I currently work both as analyst at the Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis ( and senior lecturer at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science. For the next three years, my research is mainly concentrated to the Horizon 2020-project Acting on the Margins – Art as Social Sculpture (AMASS).


Current assignments

External member of Södertörn University’s Governing Board, 2020-

Deputy director, Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis, 2019-

Member of the scientific council to Child and Youth Studies, University West, 2016-

Previous assignments

Chair of the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) Scientific Committee, 2012-2020

Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of Borås, 2014-2018

Chair of SweCult (Swedish Cultural Policy Research Observatory), Linköping University, 2010-2013

Co-editor of Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research (Linköping University Electronic Press, ISSN: 2000-1525), 2008-2012

Editoral Secretary of Nordisk Kulturpolitisk Tidskrift (Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy Research) (University of Borås: ISSN: 1403-3216), 1998-2006

Researcher's publications in DiVA (Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet)

Doctoral thesis title

The Local Meets the World: Cultural Policy (Re)construction in the City of Göteborg during the 1990s (in Swedish).

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