Swedish Team

The Swedish research team focuses on explorations of oral history as digital heritage in the age of migration. The team members investigate the involvement of cultural heritage institutions and other actors in the collection, curation and implementation of oral history during the 2015 reception of refugees in Sweden.

Malin Thor Tureby (PhD)

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor of History at Linköping University in Sweden, Dr Thor Tureby gained her PhD in History at Linnaeus University in 2005. Between 2005 and 2014 she worked as Senior Lecturer in History and Oral History at Malmo University, where in 2013 she became Docent in History and was promoted to the position of Associate Professor of Oral History later that year. Since 2014 Dr Thor Tureby has worked at Linköping University, where she was appointed as Associate Professor of History in 2015. She is one of the co-founders of Oral History in Sweden (OHIS) and co-chair of the European Social Science Conference (ESSHC) and Oral History and Life Stories Network. Dr Thor Tureby is currently PI of an additional research project, titled Jewish and Woman: Historical and Intersectional Perspectives on Jewish Women’s Lives in Sweden During the Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century.

Jesper Johansson (PhD)


Having completed his PhD in History in 2008, Since 2010 Dr Jesper Johansson has worked as Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Linnaeus University, Sweden. His research interests revolve around migration, social work, social policy, oral history, narrative theory and method, and critical cultural heritage studies. Between 2017 and 2019 Dr Jesper Johansson also assisted Dr Malin Thor Tureby on the delivery of the Swedish Research Council funded research project Narratives as Cultural Heritage: Power and Resistance in Collections of Narratives From and About Immigrants at the Archive of the Nordic Museum 1970–2015.