Johan Öberg, b. 1954. Research Secretary of the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts of the University of Gothenburg. Background in comparative literature, social anthropology and Russian Studies (mainly Bakhtin, whom he also likes to translate). Professional background in literary criticism, publishing (Sweden’s oldest cultural magazine Ord&Bild), literary translation and diplomacy (counsellor for culture at the Swedish Embassy to Moscow for many years). Publishes on Art & Research (the ArtMonitor magazine) and works with allocation of resources for artistic development projects within the Faculty, where he also works in seminar environments on safety & security, cultural heritage, urban issues, health issues etc.