Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


BA, MA, PhD-student, and teacher in Art History and Visual Studies.

My research interests include theories of photography and globalization. I am interested in how wider globalized phenomena incarnate differently in different places. For my thesis I am looking at how contemporary photographers engage themselves with transforming ideas around cultural identity and belonging in Turkey and elsewhere. I am also interested in theories of visuality that go beyond familiar understandings of images as objects of representations and instead see images (in particular photographs) as embodied, situated and incarnated performances.

I teach at Masters-level on the subjects of photography, globalization and non-representational theory. I am also responsible for the course "Critical Approaches to Globalization in Visual Culture", which is offered as an elective course in the Masters program Visual Culture


Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Selected presentations:

2016, Aalto University, Helsinki, Conference: Helsinki Photomedia, Paper title: The materiality of late photography

2012, Stockholm University, Nordik 2012 Conference for Art History, Paper Title: On the Affectivity of Globalization and Contemporary Photography

2012, Lund University, Örenäs, Conference: Interventions into the Photographic, Paper title: Empathic Visions - Photographic Engagements & Globalized Space

2012, Aalto University, Helsinki, Conference: Helsinki Photomedia, Paper title: Globalization and Situated, Differences in Contemporary Photography

2011, Lund University, Seminar Series: Modern Turkey Seminar, Presentation title: Contemporary Photography in Turkey and Beyond

2011, The Bergen Center of Visual Culture, Bergen, Conference: Nomadikon, Paper title: Photographic gestures & situated belongings

2011, Swedish Research Institute, Istanbul, Seminar Series: SRII Open Research Seminar, Presentation title: Contemporary Photography in Turkey; Methodological Issues

2011, University of Barcelona, Conference: Visualizing Europe: The Geopolitical and Intercultural Boundaries of Visual Culture, Paper title: Photography, representation and movement in the late Ottoman Empire and contemporary Turkey

Other merits:
Recipient of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul's Big Stipend 2011

Erika Larsson

Doctoral Student
Division of Art History and Visual Studies
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail erika.larssonkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 09 50

Mobile +46 73 550 08 89

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Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

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