Alexandra Borg


My motto: «If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.» Donald Draper


Dr Alexandra Borg is an Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature and a lecturer in Swedish. She completed her PhD in 2011, with a dissertation on the fin de siècle-literature of Stockholm (1898–1916). From 2012 to 2015 she was an embedded researcher at Bonnier Publishing Group.

Borg’s research concerns modern publishing business and the future of the book, particularly the connections between new forms of production and the aesthetic of bookishness. She teaches publishing studies, book history, literary theory and methods, and academic writing. Her recent monograph, Strindbergs lilla röda: Boken om boken och typerna (with Nina Ulmaja) was nominated for The August Prize in the category Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019.

She’s also been the chair of the jury for the Lars Salvius’s Society, 2018–2020 and chair for assessment committee for evaluation of courses and undergraduate degree programme in Physics, Uppsala University.