Elisabet Langmann

Elisabet Langmann

Associate Professor

Head of Department

Senior Lecturer

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Teacher Education


Elisabet Langmann is Senior Lecturer in Education. Placing educational practice and social justice at the center of her work, her research is situated within the field of the theory and philosophy of education and is informed primarily by contemporary continental philosophy and feminist theory. Her PhD thesis titled A Pedagogy of Tolerance centers on what it means to become a tolerating subject in and through education.

Langmann is currently member of the research project Lived Values: A Pedagogical-Philosophical Groundwork of the Value Basis in Swedish Schools financed by the Swedish Research Counsel (2015-2019).The overall aim of this project is to seek out an affirmative language for the fostering task of schools for the field of values education. She is also conducting the Swedish strand of The Enquiring Classroom, a Strategic Partnership Program funded by the Council of Europe (ERASMUS +). The purpose of this project is to develop educational tools for teachers and students in Europe working with values and ethics drawing on philosophical and arts based methodologies. During 2017-2021 Langmann is part of the international research network Public Pedagogy and Sustainability Challenges financed by the Research Foundation Flanders. The aim of the network is to deepen and widen our understanding of the public role of education in the face of sustainability challenges, nourish and facilitate further theoretical and empirical research and foster interdisciplinary collaboration of political theorists, educational theorists and sustainability education researchers.

Langmann is currently president of the Nordic Society of Philosophy of Education, member of the Editorial Board of Utbildnign & Demokrati (Education & Democracy), and has been reviewer for academic journals such as Studies in Philosophy and Education; Journal of Curriculum Studies; Journal of Philosophy of Education; Globalisation, Societies and Education; Gender and Education, and Nordic Studies in Education; Democracy & Education.

Langmann teaches university courses for students in education and teacher education on a variety of arias.



Langmann, E. (2021). Tolerance and education. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.1512

Bergdahl, L. & Langmann, E. (2021). Pedagogical publics: Creating sustainable educational environments in times of climate change. European Educational Research Journal (online), ISSN 1474-9041, E-ISSN 1474-9041.

Todd, S., Hoveid, M. H. & Langmann, E. (2021). Educating the Senses: Explorations in Aesthetics, Embodiment and Sensory Pedagogy. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 40, 243–248.

Bergdahl, L. & Langmann, E. (2020). Sustaining What is Valuable: Contours of an Educational Language About Values. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 54(5), pp. 1260-1277.

Bergdahl, L. & Langmann, E. (2018). Pedagogical Postures: A Feminist Search for a geometry of the Educational Relation. Ethics and Education, 13(3), 309-328.

Langmann, E. & Säfström, C. A. (2018). Varför tar våldet aldrig slut och vad kan vi göra åt det?: en pedagogik-filosofisk analys av fenomenet mobbning. Nordic Studies of Education 38(4), 337–351.

Bergdahl, L. & Langmann, E. (2017). Time for Values: Responding Educationally to the Call from the Past. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 37(4), 367-382.

Bergdahl, L. & Langmann, E. (2017). Where Are You?: Giving Voice to the Teacher by Reclaiming the Public/Private Distinction. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 51 (2), 461-475.

Langmann, E. & Månsson, N. (2016). Att vända blicken mot sig själv. En problematisering av den normkritiska pedagogiken. Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige, 21 (1-2), 79-100.

Langmann, E. (2016). My Way to You: How to Make Room for Transformative Communication in Intercultural Education. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 50 (2), 233-245.

Langmann, E. (2011). Representational and Territorial Economies in Global Citizenship Education: Welcoming the Other at the Limit of Cosmopolitan Hospitality. [Special Issue: Global Citizenship Educaiton, ed. Vanessa Andreotti] Globalisation, Societies and Education, 9 (3-4), 399-409.

Langmann, E. (2011). Rethinking the Place of Tolerance in Education: Encountering Otherness between Acceptance and Rejection. [Special Issue: Educating the Global Village, ed. Torill Strand]. Nordic Studies of Education, 31 (2), 96-105.

Månsson, N. & Langmann, E. (2010). Facing Ambivalence in Education: A Strange(r’s) Hope? Ethics and Education, 6 (1), 15-25.

Langmann, E. (2010). Välkomna (nästan) allihopa. Mellan kategoriserade olikheter och radikal skillnad. Utbildning & Demokrati. Tidskrift för didaktik och utbildningspolitik, 19 (3), 57-71.


Bergdahl, L. & Langmann, E. (2021). Feminism within Philosophy of Education. In A History of Western Philosophy of Education, Vol. 5. In the Contemporary Landscape, (ed.) Ana Pagès (pp. 57-83), London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Langmann, E. (2020). Läraryrkets interkulturella dimensioner: en pedagogisk reflektion. I Helena Hill et al. (red) Perspektiv på interkulturalitet (s. 21-35). Huddinge: Södertörn Studies in Education.

O’Donnell A., Kieran, P., Bergdahl, L., Cherouvis, S. & Langmann, E. (2019). The Enquiring Classroom Handbook: Values, Identity, Exploration. Lergas: ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership Programme.

Langmann, E. (2019). Mellan maktkritik och kunskapskriser: några utmaningar för den normkritiskt inspirerade läraren. I Lotta Björkman och Janne Bromseth (red) Normkritisk pedagogik. Perspektiv, utmaningar och möjligheter (s. 161-182). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Langmann, E. (2017). Att skola tolerans - en undervisningskonst. I Erik Lundberg (red) Toleransens mekanismer: en antologi (s. 247-270). Stockholm: Forum för levande historia.

Langmann, E. (2013). Toleransens pedagogik. En pedagogisk-filosofisk studie av tolerans som en fråga för undervisning, PhD Diss. Örebro: Örebro University Press. (Monografi)


Langmann, E. (2015). Recension Claudia W. Ruitenberg: Unlocking the World. Education in an Ethic of Hospitality. Utbildning & Demokrati. Tidskrift för diddaktik och utbildningspolitik 24(3):117-119.


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