Vanja Carlsson

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Administration
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 712
40530 Göteborg

About Vanja Carlsson

  • Senior lecturer in public administration (2021-)
  • PhD in public administration 2019
  • Master degree in Political Science (including gender studies and economics), University of Lund, 2010.
  • Editor for Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration (SJPA)
  • Before I started my phd, I was working with gender mainstreaming within a EU-financed project at the Count Administrative Boards. I have also been a consultant within the field of (gender) equality.

Research interest

  • Artificial intelligence, digitalization and democracy
  • Europeanization
  • The policy field of gender equality
  • Ideology analysis
  • Public governance and policy tools

Ongoing research projects

2021–2024 The research project Sex and gender perspectives as indicators of research quality in the humanities, social sciences and educational sciences, financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

2023–2026 The research project The politics of automated systems of governing: implications for public administration and gender equality, financed by Vetenskapsrådet.


  • Theory of Democracy
  • Implementation and evaluation
  • Public auditing
  • Gender equality work in public organizations
  • Supervising Bachelor and Master degree projects