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Oscar Hemer

Professor of Journalistic and Literary Crearion. Dr. Philos. in Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo (2011) on the dissertation "Fiction and Truth in Transition : Writing the present past in South Africa and Argentina" (Lit Verlag, 2012). Writer of several novels and with a twenty year experience as an arts journalist and editor. He was the initiator of the one-year Master program "Communication for Development" and its coordinator from the inception in 2000 to 2014. His latest own works are the novel Misiones (2014), which finalizes his Argentina Trilogy (Cosmos Aska, 2000; Santiago 2007), and the the experimental literary anthropology monograph Contaminations & Ethnographic Fictions: Southern Crossings (Palgrave Macmillan 2020). The latter is the result of a largely self-financed research project on racialisation and creolisation in South Africa, which he started as a visiting research fellow at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) in 2015. In parallel with his own research, Hemer has lately been the coordinator of the research network Conviviality at the Crossroads, a collaboration between Malmö University and Bard College Berlin. The network has produced an open source anthology by the same title (Palgrave Macmillan 2020), co-edited with his MAU colleagues Maja Povrzanovic Frykman and Per-Markku Ristilammi. The network is now part of the research platform Rethinking Democracy (REDEM), for which Hemer is one of the coordinators. He is also a literary translator (from Spanish) and co-editor, with Lasse Söderberg, of the collected works in Swedish of Jorge Luis Borges (three volumes, 2017, 2019 and 2020).

Research platforms

Rethinking Democracy pil show

Faculties and departments

Faculty of Culture and Society pil show
School of Arts and Communication pil show

Contact details
Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Niagara, Plan 4, Hus C
Postal address:Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö
Delivery address:71

Profressor, Journalistic and Literary Creation
Literary writer
  • Publications

  • Last publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    2020 | Kapitel i bok, del av antologi
    Impurity and Danger
    Hemer Oscar

    2020 | Kapitel i bok, del av antologi
    Conviviality vis-à-vis Cosmopolitanism and Creolisation
    Hemer Oscar, Povrzanovic Frykman Maja, Ristilammi Per-Markku

    2020 | Samlingsverk (redaktörskap)
    Conviviality at the Crossroads
    Hemer Oscar, Povrzanovic Frykman Maja, Ristilammi Per-Markku

    2020 | Bok
    Contaminations and Ethnographic Fictions
    Hemer Oscar

    2019 | Samlingsverk (redaktörskap)
    Conviviality at the Crossroads
    Hemer Oscar, Povrzanovic Frykman Maja, Ristilammi Per-Markku

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  • Co-Director, Örecomm Centre for Communication and Glocal Change, 2008-2016

    Editor-in-chief, Glocal Times, 2005-2015

    Reseach fellow at Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study (STIAS), February - April 2015

    Coordinator of the research network Conviviality at the Crossroads

    Co-editor and translator (with Lasse Söderberg) of the collected works of Jorge Luis Borges in Swedish. The first volume (of three) was published in 2017

    Co-coordinator of collaborative research in the South Africa Sweden University Forum (SASUF), 2018-2020

    Consultant to Portuguese research project Decoding Masculinities (DeCodeM), University of Coimbra, 2018-2021

    Co-coordinator of the research platform REDEM, 2019-20

    Programme co-coordinator of Communication for Development, 2020-

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