Dr Pernilla Jonsson

Email: pernilla.jonsson@ekohist.su.se
Phone: +46 (0)8 163020
Address: Ekonomisk historiska institutionenStockholms universitet/Department of Economic HistoryStockholms University, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden


PhD Pernilla Jonsson is associate professor and director of master's studies at the Department of Economic History, Stockholm University. Her research has dealt with the influence of resources, financial strategies and transnational networks on organizing and goal achievements in the first wave women's movement. She has also worked and published on the early industrialization, marketing and retailing in Sweden in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Research projects
2015 "Savings in the wardrobe - Changes in the value and life cycle of clothes 1790-1910" (Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, Åke Wiberg Foundation). This research project deals with reuse of clothes and the organization of second-hand trade in relation to changes in production, consumption and social dynamics. The purpose is to problematize commodities as storage of values and the life-cycle of goods in a long-term perspective. The research project relates to issues of ecological and economic sustainability.

2007 "A regional and organisational perspective on the diffusion of innovations in the Swedish food trades 1900-2000" (The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation)

2003 "Towns as dynamic nodes for goods, credits and information during the industrialisation of Sweden" (The Swedish Research Council).

2003 "Feminine Finances. Organizing and funding of the women's movement in Sweden 1884-1950" (The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation)

Teaching experiences
I have experience in teaching on undergraduate and advanced level, as well as supervising doctoral students.

Previous positions
  • Audit Director, Swedish National Audit Office (2009 - 2013)
  • Researcher/Lecturer, Department of Economic History, Uppsala University (2003-2009) Visiting scholar, Syracuse University, Department of History, Maxwell School, NY, USA (2006)
  • Researcher, Department of Work Science, Göteborg University, "Gender and the Social reproduction of Elites in a Comparative perspective" (2002-2003)
  • Researcher, Swedish Institute for Studies in Education and Research (SISTER), (2000-2002)
  • PhD student in the research project "Consumption and Industrialisation, 1820-1914", Department of Economic History, Uppsala University (1996-2000)

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