Vanja Hamidi Isacson’s Public defence

The Public defence of Vanja Hamidi Isacson will take place on 9 December 2022 at Stockholm University of the Arts.


Mara Lee Gerdén, poet, novelist, and professor of art history and theory at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, and guest professor at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. 

Examination Committee Members

America Vera-Zavala, playwright, activist, cultural writer, author
Jon Refsdal Moe, professor in dramaturgy at SKH
Tale Næss, playwright and dramaturg with a PhD in playwriting from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.   
Wilhelm Carlsson, theatre director and professor in musical dramatic performance at the Opera Department at SKH (Substitute committee member)


Kent Olofsson
Johanna Garpe
Carla Jonsson


Cecilia Roos

Schedule Public defence

  • Welcome by PeO Sander, assistant professor of production management for the performing arts
  • The Chair Cecilia Roos opens 
  • The Respondent’s (PhD candidate) presentation
  • The Opponent’s summary 
  • The Opponent + the Respondent discussion 
     Audience short break
  • The Committee’s questions 
  • The audience’s questions ​
    Audience break/Examination committee meeting
  • The result is proclaimed

The documented artistic research project by Vanja Hamidi Isacson The potential of multilingualism in dramatic works is published in DiVA and Research Catalogue.

Language: Swedish and English
The defence will be held in Swedish, but will be translated to Engish.
You can eather listen to the English translation on site via Zoom or online on Zoom (info om länken)
To use simultaneous interpretation on site via Zoom, you need to bring a phone with Zoom installed and headphones.