Lotta Strandberg

Associate professor
Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science
Department of Languages and Literature Studies
Campus Drammen (5604)
Lott Strandberg's research interests are: - Comparative literature, South Asian literatures, critical, postcolonial and feminist theory, - The literary conversation and learning, - Human rights, social justice and aesthetics.


  • Course leader: Master courses English 5 and English 6 (2020-
  • Course leader: English 1 (2019)
  • Course leader: English 2 (2019-2020)
  • Course teacher: English 3 and 4 (2020-2021), Theory and Method of Science (2022-
  • Course leader: PhD course: Narrative Possibilities: Human Rights and the Arts of Storytelling (2023)
  • Course leader: PhD course: Understanding the Role of Language (2023)


Lotta Strandberg is an associate professor of English at the University of South-Eastern Norway. She has a PhD (FT) in comparative literature from the University of Helsinki, Finland and a MA in comparative literature from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and a MSC (Econ.) from the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration – HANKEN.

Her research interests intersect various fields within cultural studies and critical theory, such as human rights and literature, literary theory, gender and postcolonial theory.  The literary conversation as a sight for learning and developing critical thinking is particularly close to her heart. She has a specialisation in world literature with emphasis on South Asian literature.

Dr. Strandberg has been visiting scholar at the University of Arhus (2006), The Jamia Millia University, Delhi (2009), and at New York University (2014-2015). She has published within literary studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies.

Dr. Strandberg has significant experience (16 years) from the transnational Nordic collaboration within research, research policy and funding. She worked at NordForsk for eight years, initiating and developing the research programmes Education for Tomorrow, The Nordic Gender Paradox and the Bio-economy initiative. She was responsible for gender balance and policies involving gender perspective and worked as an adviser for the European Commission on gender policy issues.