About Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding
The Vice-Chancellor is the University’s senior officer and has operational responsibility for all of the University’s activities. Professor Astrid Söderbergh Widding was installed as Vice-Chancellor on 1 February 2013.
Astrid Söderbergh Widding has a background in Cinema Studies at Stockholm University, where she obtained her PhD in 1992 with a dissertation on off screen space in Andrei Tarkovsky's films. She was appointed Professor in Cinema Studies in 2000 and has held positions as Head of Department, Deputy Dean and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
In 2006 she was responsible for the establishment of the Centre for Fashion Studies, and in 2009 she initiated the Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, for which she was Editor-in-Chief from 2009 to 2012.
Astrid Söderbergh Widding is a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, member of the Advisory Council of the National Library of Sweden, board member of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation and committee member of the King Gustaf VI Adolf’s fund for Swedish Culture.
Previous external appointments include roles at the Board of the Fulbright Commission and the Board of the Swedish Film Institute. She has also been Chair of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation and film critic and media columnist in national daily Svenska Dagbladet.
See also Astrid Söderbergh Widding's complete curriculum vitae.
February 1, 2013
Source: External Relations and Communications Office