Astrid Söderbergh Widding. Foto: Eva Dalin

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 President. 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 Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. She is Chair of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions, member of the EUA Council and Board Member at the Stockholm Environment Institute. 

Previous external appointments include roles as Chair of the Principals Council of the Wallenberg foundation, 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.

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