Ever since professor Åsa Karlsson Sjögren defended her thesis in 1998 about women’s judicial status in a 17th century Swedish town, she has been doing research on women and gender history, from 17th to 20th century. She has received grants from research councils and has been a member of different research programs, research groups and networks. She teaches general early modern and modern history, as well as special courses on gender history, methodology and theory.
Doctor of Philosophy: 1998
Associate Professor (Docent): 2005
Professor of History: 2012
Financed research projects
Medborgarrätt och Äganderätt. Männen, kvinnorna och rösträtten 1686-1887, (Citizenship and Ownership: Gender and Local Franchise in Sweden 1686-1887) Financed by the Swedish Research Council 2000-2004.
Staden och idéerna. Det urbana i sjuttonhundratalet och sjutton- hundratalet i nutiden, (Cities and ideas- urban life in the 18th century, and 18th century concepts today), research programme: Interactions across the Gulf of Bothnia, financed by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation 2000-2003.
Äktenskapet, ägande-rätten och kvinnans emancipation ca.1870-1920 (Marriage, Property and Citizenship. Sweden 1870-1920). Financed by the Swedish Research Council 2006-2009.
Umeå university Young Researcher Award: The Politics of Gender in Swedish towns 1770-1830, Within Umeå university’s: Distinguished Young Researchers 2009-2012.
Partner Investigator of Gender Studies as “Strong Environment”, Umeå university 2011-2015.
‘Challenging Democracy and Social Justice’ (2007-2011), part of the interdisciplinary project ”Challenging Gender: A research programme at Umeå Advanced Gender Studies” recognized as a ”Centre of gender excellence” since 2007 headed by Prof. Britta Lundgren (financed by the Swedish Research Council).
‘Feminist studies on Taxation and Budgeting’, headed by Prof. Åsa Gunnarsson (financed by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, 2011-2013)
Board of GENETON – Gender in the European Town, (financed by the Danish Research Council, headed by Deborah Simonton, University of Southern Denmark) 2010-2012.
Segregation och integration. Genus, klass och medborgarskap i svenskt undervisningsväsende, ca. 1800-1850 (Segregation and integration. Gender, class and citizenship in the Swedish education system, ca. 1800-1850) Financed by the Swedish Research Council 2014-2016.
Member of networks and groups
History of Education
Early modern and modern history