Margareta Tillberg has been employed as a researcher at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) since January 2012, with financing from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Margareta Tillberg received her PhD in the History of Art from Stockholm University in 2003, is Associate Professor in the History and Theory of Art and Design at Linnaeus University, and since 2011 Docent in the History of Art at Stockholm University.
Margareta Tillberg has lived and studied in the Soviet Union/Russia for extended periods (Pushkin Institute of Russian Language and Literature, Moscow State University, MGU, Leningrad State University, Moscow Architectural Institute, MARKhI) and has published works on a wide range of subjects in Russian culture and art. Her Coloured Universe and the Russian Avant-Garde. Matiushin on Colour Vision in Stalin’s Russia 1932, Stockholm 2003, was based on extensive research in Russian archives and was published in Russian as Цветная вселенная. Михаил Матюшин об искусстве и зрение by the Moscow publisher Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie in 2008.
Margareta Tillberg’s current research deals with design in the Soviet Union during the Cold War and is rooted in the history of design and art, architecture, technology and science.