Elina Vidarsson is a master student in Cultural Studies at the University of Gothenburg. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Peace and Conflict studies (nonviolence) from Lund University. She has, among other subjects, studied philosophy, political science, law, social psychology, intelligence analysis, organizational development, cultural heritage, art, activism, and aesthetics. She is interested in questions concerning the relation between culture and democracy, public space, and cultural heritage, especially in urban areas. She has lived in the rural and urban area of India, worked at a South Asian Studies Network at Lund University, and is one of the writers at the cultural and political journal Sydasien (South Asia). She therefore also has a special interest in questions concerning South Asia. To relax, she runs a dance community called Dancing in the dark.