Karin Helander. Photo: Eva Dalin
Karin Helander. Photo: Eva Dalin
 

Karin Helander is a Professor of Performance Studies at the Department of Musicology and Performance Studies and Director of the Centre for the Studies of Children's Culture at the Department of Child and Youth Studies. Previously a Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and a member of the Board of Humanities, Law, and Social Sciences, she has a background in theatre and is a theatre critic for the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

“I hope to contribute to show that Humanities and Social Sciences are necessary for a rapidly changing society. In our subjects, we work with critical questioning, creative curiosity, analysis of complex processes and a reflective approach. I look forward to working as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, but intend to stay connected with the teaching and research,” says Karin Helander.