Master, Umea University, Sweden, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Gothenburg University, Sweden, 1991.
Administrator, teacher, researcher Umea University, Lulea University, Gothenburg University, since 1971. Lecturer Stockholm University, 1992, senior lecturer, 1998—2002, associate professor, since 2002.
Member of James Joyce Society Sweden and Finland.
Married Ove Allan Alm, August 5, 1967. Children: Johanna Alm, Cecilia Alm.