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Cecilia Björck

Senior lecturer

Cecilia Björck
Senior lecturer , Deputy Head
+46 31 786 2181

Room number: 274 Åsikten
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 41120 Göteborg

Department of Education, Communication and Learning (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2391
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 411 20 Göteborg

About Cecilia Björck

I work as a senior lecturer with focus on youth research at the Department of Education, Communication and Learning (IPKL). Here, I teach and supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I also serve as the department's equal treatment representative.

I have a background as music teacher in school at primary, secondary, college and university level. In 2011, I defended my PhD compilation thesis in music education with the title Claiming space: Discourses on gender, popular music, and social change. The study shows that the expression "to claim space" ("ta plats") is central in discussions about gender equality work in music. But what does it mean to "claim space"? Are there different ways of claiming space? And what might happen if you claim space? These issues are discussed in the thesis.

My research interest is focused on meaning-making in relation to young people's engagement with popular culture, especially concerning aspects of gender, equality, norms and normalization. At present, I am involved in a number of research projects, among other things exploring young Swedes' interest in Eastern Asian popular culture, music organizations' equality work, and gender equality in jazz music.

Latest publications

Music, Gender and Social Change – Contemporary Debates, Directions and Challenges
Cecilia Björck
Keynotes, Music and Gender in Balance, 5-6 April, Tromsø, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Music, politics and emotions in feminist activism
Ann Werner, Åsa Bergman, Cecilia Björck
Music and Gender in Balance, 5-6 April, Tromsø, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Collaborative development in transforming drama text to stage text.
Martin Göthberg, Cecilia Björck, Åsa Mäkitalo
Contribution to Symposia at the EARLI SIG 10/21 conference 30-31 of August 2018 in Luxembourg., Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Making Women in Jazz Visible: Negotiating Discourses of Unity and Diversity in Sweden and the US
Cecilia Björck, Åsa Bergman
Journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Dockor, bebisar och rosa rosetter - när barn och unga gör ålder som motmakt.
Anette Hellman, Cecilia Björck
Introduktion till kritiska åldersstudier, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Music and meaning-making at conventions for Eastern Asian popular culture in Sweden
Cecilia Björck
19th Biennial IASPM Conference: Popular Music Studies Today, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

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Explorativ design för lärande i doktorandseminarier
Monica Lindgren, Cecilia Björck
Högskolepedagogisk konferens i Göteborg (HKG 2017), Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Critical perspective in researching music education and equality – what, why and how?
Monica Lindgren, Åsa Bergman, Cecilia Björck, Carina Borgström Källén, Cecilia Wallerstedt
The 22nd Annual Conference of the Nordic Network for Research in Music Education, March 14-16 , Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution


Music Organizations’ Equality Work
Åsa Bergman, Cecilia Björck
Gender and Music: Practices, Performances, Politics (GeMus),16th-18th March 2016, School of Music, Theatre and Art Örebro University, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution


Challenging existing policies of education, arts and culture: the transformative and artistic ambitions of the Biophilia Educational Project
Cecilia Björck
Paper for ISPME (International Society for Philosophy of Music Education) X International Symposium, 3–6 June 2015, Frankfurt, Germany, as part of the panel symposium Cultural Policy and Philosophical Thinking: Actualizing Social and Conceptual Visions., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Making growing up into an individual choice: Meanings of the concept kawaii among Swedish youth
Anette Hellman, Cecilia Björck
Nera2015 - Programme and Abstract book, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution



"Ett eget rum” – Potential, problematik och paradoxer med musikprojekt riktade mot tjejer
Cecilia Björck
Paper for the conference g12, 28–30 Nov, 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden., Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

Musikprojekt riktade mot tjejer: Potential, problematik och paradoxer
Cecilia Björck
Intro – en antologi om musik och samhälle, Malmö, Kira Förlag, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

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