Professor in Literature and Education. My research interests are literature didactics, cultural studies, and (auto)ethnography. I have in various projects investigated ideas about the values of literature in school, libraries, and a number of other arenas such as book clubs, literature festivals, and in fiction itself. I currently work with a larger project about passionate reading, and with a project funded by the Swedish Research Council called The fiction of numbers. How reading is made a public and didactic problem (2022–2024). During many years I was the director of the post graduate school in Languages and Literature in Education (SMDI/SLDI). I have been the director of the national phd-school Language and Literature Didactics in the Media Landscape, a visiting professor at Karlstad university, and was in 2022 appointed by the Swedish government to become a member of the Reading Council.