Inga-Lill Aronsson

Short Description

Dr. Inga-Lill Aronsson is senior lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies and researcher in heritage and conflict as well as expert on involuntary resettlement and displacement at the Department of ALM (Archival science, Library and information science, Museum and cultural heritage studies) of Uppsala University.

Biographical Information

Inga-Lill Aronsson is a cultural anthropologist with a PhD from Uppsala University (2002). She is a senior lecturer in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies at the same university. Her research interests are heritage, memories and reconciliation in post-conflict and disaster areas, as well as longitudinal studies and evaluation of displacement/resettlement. Her teaching, curriculum development and supervision experiences on master and doctoral levels are extensive and multidisciplinary. She appreciates ethnographic studies with participatory fieldwork and has long field experiences from different countries, particularly from Mexico, where she has conducted longitudinal resettlement research over the last 20 years.

Inga-Lill is the former director of NOHA Uppsala (2005-2011) — an EU flagship master program on humanitarian action that consists of a network of 17 universities around the world ( In this capacity, she was regularly invited as guest lecturer/visiting scholar to the different universities in the network, as well as to EMA, The European Master´s programme in human rights and democratisation in Venice (

Inga-Lill has served at several boards at Uppsala University: Forum of Latin American Studies (2015-2017); Department of ALM (latest 2014-2016); Museum of Evolution (2008 –2010); The Recruitment Board with special attention to gender (2009-2011); Faculty of Arts (2005-2008). Her latest contribution to the university´s common task is a formal consultation response to the government on the building of a holocaust museum in Sweden (2020).

Present commissions of trust outside the university are: member of the research colloquium, The Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (from 2007); member of the board and representative of Europe, IDEAS (International development and evaluation association) (2018-2021). In IDEAS she is the co-leader of the task force on evaluation in fragile and vulnerable states, and the leader of RESEVALT (resettlement) with special attention to participation and heritage.  In this capacity, she organized and implemented in collaboration with Hur Hassnain (EU-commission) an international one-day workshop on the theme at IDEAS general assembly (Warsaw, October 2019) (

Areas of Research

  • Museum and Heritage Studies


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