Prof. Kylhammar received his B.A. and his Ph.D. degrees from Linköping University in 1976 and 1985 respectively.
He was appointed a Professor of Communication in 1999 and a Professor of Culture and Society in 2007. He has published many books on the history of ideas and literature. Between 1996-2002 he was editor in chief of the Swedish cultural magazine Tvärsnitt.
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Married Birgitta Kylhammar, June 22, 1982. Children: David, Stina, Axel.