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Robert Aman

Senior Associate Professor

Robert Aman is a senior associate professor of education. He completed his PhD at Linköping University (2014) and has previously been a lecturer at the University of Glasgow (2015-2017) as well as a visiting researcher at Duke University (2010), University of Oxford (2013), Sciences Po Paris (2015), and Ghent University (2021).


He is the author of several books, including Serier för vuxna: Epix och den Svenska serierevolutionen (Lystring, 2024), När Fantomen blev svensk: nationella självbilder i trikå (Daidalos, 2022), Teaching with Comics: Empirical, Analytical, and Professional Experiences (co-edited with Lars Wallner) (Palgrave, 2022), The Phantom Comics and the New Left: A Socialist Superhero (Palgrave, 2020), Educational Alternatives in Latin America: New Modes of Counter-Hegemonic Learning (co-edited with Timothy Ireland) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), Decolonising Intercultural Education: Colonial Difference, the Geopolitics of Knowledge, and Inter-Epistemic Dialogue (Routledge, 2017) and Impossible Interculturality?: Education and the Colonial Difference in a Multicultural World (Linköping University Press, 2014).

Research on comic art

Aman’s research is distinctly interdisciplinary and is based in critical cultural theory. He primarily research comic art. Aman has contributed several research articles exploring the connection between colonialism and representation in American, Belgian, and Swedish comics. He has also examined how the 1970s left-wing movement in Swedish society influenced comics published at the time.

Comics contribute to norm-critical discussions in the classroom

His current project studies how comics can be used as a classroom resource to facilitate norm-critical discussions. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council.
In addition to his research on comics, he has published numerous articles on interculturality and intercultural education, indigenous movements in Latin America, multiculturalism, epistemic racism, and migration.

Aman regularly updates information about publications, media appearances, and conferences on his personal website:

Selected books


Research project