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Petra Broomans to be appointed Honorary Doctor at Uppsala University

23 October 2019

The Faculty of Arts at Uppsala University will appoint Petra Broomans, Associate Professor of European Languages and Cultures (Scandinavian Studies) with ius promovendi at the University of Groningen and Visiting Professor at the Ghent University, as doctor honoris causa.

Honorary doctor, or doctor honoris causa, is a title awarded to those who have made an outstanding scientific contribution or otherwise promoted research at the university.

From Uppsala University:

Petra Broomans, associate professor with ius promovendi at the University of Groningen and visiting professor at Ghent University, is a prominent researcher in the field of Swedish literature, women’s writing and cultural transfer and transmission. Dr Broomans has been particularly active in highlighting female writers and has initiated several collaborative projects with literature and gender researchers, not least through the U4Society Network of universities. Petra Broomans has also been responsible for educational cooperation between departments in Groningen, Uppsala and Chengdu. Her many successful years at the University of Groningen have been crucial to the promotion of Swedish and Scandinavian literature in the Netherlands.

The conferment ceremony will be held at Uppsala University on 31 January 2020.

Last modified:31 January 2024 10.02 a.m.

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