Boel Ulfsdotter

Boel Ulfsdotter holds a Ph.D. in Film studies from University of Reading, UK, and is Reader in Film at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Her areas of research include narrative and aesthetic perspectives in documentary and popular cinema; visual studies related to mise-en-scène and screen costuming; and the concepts of materiality and dress in visual culture.

Ulfsdotter is also a freelancing fashion critic at the second largest newspaper in Sweden, Göteborgs-Posten, for which she regularly covers international exhibitions on fashion and dress.




Following on from her two edited volumes on female authorship and documentary practices (co-edited with Anna Backman Rogers), Boel Ulfsdotter reads Nahid Persson Sarvestani’s work as a form of feminist agency.

Photographer Julia Peirone talks about the importance of girlhood in her work, the relationship between subject and photographer and her influences.

Filmmaker and scholar, Aparna Sharma reflects on her creative documentary practice in Northeast India in terms of both feminism and decolonisation.


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