Anna Johnsson Harrie's PhD thesis deals with the state approval scheme for textbooks that existed in Sweden 1938-1991. She has also studied sponsored teaching materials in civics and the use of textbooks and teaching aids in the social science classroom.
Anna teaches at the teacher education programmes and at PhD-courses at Linköping University.
- University Diploma in Education for Upper Secondary School (civics and history) at Lund University, 1998
- Degree of Master of Science (with a major in History), School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, 2002
- PhD in Pedagogic Practices, Linköping University, 2009