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Johan Fornäs

Johan Fornäs, Swedish researcher. Grantee Kurt Aspelin Memorial Fund, Gothenburg, 1985; visiting professor department communications science Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, 1994. Member International Association for Study of Popular Music, Association for Swedish Media and Communications Research, International Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association.

Background

  • Fornäs, Johan was born on March 7, 1952 in Sjögestad, Sweden. Son of Evert and Marianne (Ionzon) Fornäs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Lund, Sweden, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Gothenburg, 1985.

    Career

    • Assistant lecturer department musicology University Gothenburg, 1979-1984, research assistant department literature, 1985-1986, associate professor, 1987. Youth culture researcher Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences, Stockholm, 1986-1992. Principal lecturer department journalism, media and communications Stockholm University, 1992—1999, acting professor department journalism, media and communications, 1997—1998, professor department journalism, media communications, 1999—2000.

      Acting professor department communications Linköping University, 1996—1997. Professor department culture studies Linköping University, since 2003. Visiting researcher National Institute Working Life, Norrköping, 1999—2000, professor, 2000—2003.

      Director Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden, since 2002.

    Membership

    Member International Association for Study of Popular Music, Association for Swedish Media and Communications Research, International Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association.

    Connections

    • Married Hillevi Ganetz, May 14, 1983.
    • father: Evert Fornäs
    • mother: Marianne (Ionzon) Fornäs
    • spouse: Hillevi Ganetz
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    Born March 7, 1952
    (age 65)
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    • 1973
      University Lund
    • 1985
      University Gothenburg
    • 1986 - 1992
      youth culture researcher, Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
    • 1992 - 1999
      principal lecturer, department journalism
    • 1996 - 1997
      acting professor, department communications Link+
    • 1999
      visiting researcher, National Institute Working Life
      Norrköping, Ostergotlands Lan, Sweden
    • 2002
      director, Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden
    • 2003
      professor, department culture studies Link+
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