Mayor of Haparanda town/municipality
My research field is youth, labour market entrance, mobility as well as regional and local development. The academic career can be summarised as follows: I received my PhD in 1996 (Sociology) and has ever since been working in research and academic teaching, during 2011-2013 with a focus on administration of research and educational (including strategic planning, evaluation and budget issues). In 2007 I was appointed as full professor in education at Uppsala University and appointed as professor in Sociology at Luleå University of Technology. Between 2011 and 2013 I was the Dean of the Faculty of Education at Uppsala University. Currently I am, during my ‘political-leave’, now and then engaged as peer-reviewer for various Journals as well as expert evaluator for academic positions.