Virginia Langum

Associate professor in English Literature at Umeå university

Membership period 2015–2020

I am a docent in English literature with a speciality in medieval literature and culture. My research concerns the connections between the body and religious experience, as well as medicine and ethics, in the Middle Ages and beyond. More recently, I am also interested in methods for digital pedagogy and research training in the humanities. I moved to Sweden shortly after finishing my PhD at Cambridge University and have worked as a researcher here for several years. I am now a Pro Futura Scientia fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study.


Click to enlarge. Photo: Anders Holm

Click to enlarge. Photo: 1. Mattias Persson 2. and 3. Erik Thor

Virginia Langum Photo: Erik Thor

(Click for high resolution portrait) Photo: Mattias Pettesson


Born: 1981
Interestes: Books, music, museums, food and drinks and meet with friends. I also work out a lot, I am a weightlifter.
Other: I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama.

”Being a member of the Young Academy of Sweden I want to be a part of the conversation about the future of research and higher education.”

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