Eva Blomberg (born 1952) is a professor at the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies and the School of Culture and Learning, at Södertörn University since 2011. After her Ph.D. in History 1995, at the Department of History, Stockholm University, she worked as an Assistant Professor. In 2001 she was awarded the title of Adjunct Professor (docent) in History.

Her main fields of research are political and contemporary history, gender equality and labor market relations, and earlier media, fashion and star studies. In 1996, she was awarded two prizes for her dissertation Men in Darkness, by The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and the the prize of Rudolf Meidner. She was a contributor to a governmental official report, Kvinnomaktutredningen (Female power investigation), in 1997.

“Gender equality, ideology and practice”

Gender equality has been an institutionalized part of Swedish politics since the 1970s, and to a greater extent than in Finland. Not least, the Swedish self-image is informed by a notion of the country as a pioneering nation. Finland, unlike Sweden had both female heads of states as prime ministers and equally high percentage of women in parliament, despite a system of personal qualities. Also, women’s employment differs, and women’s part-time work is less common in Finland than in Sweden. At the same time there are significant similarities in gender policy formulation in terms of equality laws and ombudsmen. The driving forces in equality policy has been both international and national, but the formulation of policy can be seen as an ongoing discussion and struggle between different social actors. This has created a gender policy which shifted in line with policy changes. The subproject will make a comparative study of gender equality policy in the two countries.


Samhällets fiende: Stripakonflikten 1925-27, Stockholm 1993.

Män i mörker. Arbetsgivare, reformister och syndikalister. Politik och identitet i svensk gruvindustri 1910-1940, Stockholm 1995.

Vill ni se en stjärna…? Kön, kropp och kläder i Filmjournalen 1912-1953, Lund 2006

Hallonlandet. Trädgårdens odling under 200 år, Lund 2012.

Det går an. Jämställldhetsombudsmannen 1980-2009, Lund kommande april 2015

Blomberg, Eva, Hedlund, Gun & Wottle, Martin (red.) Kvinnors företagande – mål eller medel? Stockholm 2011.

Blomberg, Eva & Niskanen, Kirsti (red.), Arbete och jämställdhet – femtio år av förändringar. SNS: Stockholm 2013.

Blomberg, Eva, Waldemarson, Ylva & Wottle, Martin, ”Jämställdhet i vår tid”, i Östberg, Kjell, Ivarsson, Anders & Waldemarson, Ylva (red.) Det långa 1900-talet. När Sverige förändrades. Borea 2014

Blomberg, Eva, Waldemarson, Ylva & Zvinkliene, Alina, “Gender Equality Policies; Swedish and Lithuanian Experiences of Nordic Ideas”, i Götz, Norbert (ed.)

The Sea of Identities. A Century of Baltic and East European Experiences with Nationality, Class, and Gender. Södertörn Academic Studies 60, 2014,