Portrait Ylva Habel

Ylva Habel



Opening Speech

As the world awakens to the complexity of our history, power structures and systemic oppression, Carla 2020 will open with creative leaders who have worked towards constructive social change in their work!


Dr. Ylva Habel is Assistant Professor in Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University, and affiliated to The Centre for Multidisciplinary Study on Racism at Uppsala University.

Her research draws on black studies and postcolonial, critical race and whiteness studies, specifically revolving around the affective economy of Swedish, colorblind discourses connected to welfare values.

With a background in cinema studies, her interdisciplinary approach entails combining these perspectives with the optics of media history, visual and material culture.