Simon Sorgenfrei

Simon Sorgenfrei


My research has mainly been devoted to Islam and Sufism, historical and recent, in Sweden and globally. Several of my projects also concerns religion and migration.

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Historical and Contemporary Studies

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I am working as an associate professor and lecturer in the Study of Religions at Södertörn University, with an orientation towards Islamic studies. Mainly, I have devoted my studies to Islam in the past and present, Sufism and Persian Sufi poetry - but I am also interested in different public discources on religion, as well as in questions regarding religion, politics and radicalization.


Wahhabism in Sweden - Networks, Activities and Mission (2018-2021)

Ulma Haglund - A Swedish Sufi Sheikh in the Inter-War Period (2016-)

The Sufi Movement in Sweden (2016-)


Anti-Religious Hatecrimes (finished 2018)

Islam in Sweden - the first 1300 years (finished 2018)

Violent Islamic Extremism Online (finished 2018)

Ethnographical Photographies from Kashgar (finished 2018)

New Religious Minorities in Sweden (finished 2017)

The Museum as Didactical Arena (finished 2017)

Sufism in Sweden (finished 2016)

American Derwish - Making Mevlevism in the United States (finished 2014)

DiVA (Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet) is Södertörn University's system for digital publishing and for registering publications produced by researchers, teachers and students.


The researcher is not participating in any projects at this moment.