Deputy Vice-Chancellor Heidi Hansson
Heidi Hansson is Deputy Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for education and equal opportunities at Umeå University. Her post also includes third stream activities and internationalisation within her area.
Heidi Hansson is professor in English Literature at Umeå University and among other things, her research has concerned postmodern romance, Irish women's literature and Irish book history.
Between 2002 and 2009, she led the interdisciplinary research programme Foreign North: Outside Perspectives on the Nordic North. Within this programme, she investigated gendered visions and accounts of the North in particular. Current projects are a studie on children's literature about and from the Arctic and a study of Irish women's contribution to intellectual journals at the end of the 19th century.
Heidi Hansson is a member of the board of Arcum, Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University, and is connected to several scholarly networks within Arctic Studies and Irish Literary Studies.
As Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University from 1 July 2016, Heidi Hansson is responsible for educational issues, internationalisation and equal opportunities. She leads the Educational Strategy Council (USSR), the Equal Treatment Council and the Language Council.