Katarina is a Professor of Education at Linköping University, Sweden. She has a strong interest in narratives that take the form of fiction, drama and film. Because school is the primary cultural institution for children and young adults in Sweden, she has done her research in educational contexts. Katarina primarily explores the ways that fiction is used as a didactic tool in education. Books, film and theatre are used both for developing literary and linguistic competence and for dealing with social issues and fundamental values such as gender equality.