Mikela Lundahl

is a essayist living in Gothenburg, Sweden. Connected to the Departement for the History of Ideas at the University of Gothenburg. Editor of the anthology Kairos 7. Postkoloniala studier (2002). She is also a member of the editorial board of Glänta.


Haunted museums

Ethnography, coloniality and sore points

The troubled relationship between modernity and its colonial past haunts the ethnographic museum. But do new museums of world culture provide a plausible alternative?

Götheborg ship

The simple Gothenburger

Colonial elisions in the Swedish self-image

The re-launch of a reconstructed eighteenth-century merchant ship was supposed to promote Sweden’s image as reliable trading partner with an immaculate past. But the failure throughout the project to acknowledge the colonial involvements of the ship’s former owner suggests a less complimentary story, writes Mikela Lundahl.

"Mer människa än människan själv"

Det postkoloniala tillståndet i Los Angeles 2019

När Mikela Lundahl kombinerar cyborgdiskurs med postkolonial teori upptäcker hon att filmen Blade Runner kan läsas som en allegori över kolonialismen och dess ständiga följeslagare, rasismen.

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