Mikela Lundahl (SWE)

Athi-Patra Ruga

Lundahl is an Assistant Professor for History of Ideas at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenborg. Her primary intellectual interests is power and how it operates through categorisations such as race, gender, sexuality, class, identity and culture. Since her scholarly training is in intellectual history, texts tend to play an important part in her projects. As well as history and historiography. Her PhD thesis in History of Ideas (2005) was an investigation into how the attempted resistance of white supremacy (the French negritude movement from the 1930s onwards) was partly disempowered. In particular she reflected on the way in which this resistance was defined as local/particular, or even essentialist, in contrast to an imagined universal logic, by scholars such as Jean-Paul Sartre and James Clifford. To rethink the negritude movement, she used both queer and postcolonial theory. The research project that followed her PhD was 'The History of Arabic, African and Latin American Literatures in Translation into Swedish'.

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November 2017

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