Dr. Ingemar Grandin defended his doctoral dissertation on ”Music
and Media in Local Life. Music practice in a Newar neighbourhood in Nepal”
at the Dept. of Communication Studies at Linköping University in
1989. The thesis was based on field work carried out during the late 1980’s
when he was staying for several years in the town of Kirtipur in the Kathmandu
valley. At the time he was affiliated to the Centre
for Nepal and Asian Studies, CNAS, at Tribhuvan University.
Dr. Grandin returned to Nepal in 1993 and stayed in the country for five
years. During this time he was connected to the Nepal Studies Group at
the Centre for Social Research and Development, that published a magazine
called ”Studies in Nepali History and Society” (SINHAS)
from 1996 to 2002. Go
for the web page of SINHAS.
Later, Ingemar Grandin has been involved in a research project on ”Music
as an Invisible Popular Movement: An Anthropological Study of the Informal
(Non-commercial) Musical Life in Contemporary Sweden”, financed
by the Swedish Research Council.
At Linköping University, Ingemar Grandin has been the Director of the KSM four/three-year academic program, and responsible for the planning and development of the unit starting in 1996. He has been teaching at KSM continuously since 1997.
He is now also affiliated to the Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (Ceifo), an inter-disciplinary research unit at Stockholm University.
Previously, he has worked as senior lecturer at the Dept. of Communication Studies, and been
Deputy Head of Division, Tema Q – Tema Kultur och samhälle (Cultural Studies), also part of the Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture (ISAK).
Besides, he has been engaged as a music producer for the Swedish Radio Broadcasting (Musikradion, Sveriges Radio).