Staff

Director of research: Adrienne Sörbom

Managing Board: Nicholas Aylott, Karl Magnus Johansson, Jenny Madestam, Zhanna Kravchenko, Adrienne Sörbom, Magnus Wennerhag.

Visiting professor: During 2018 and 2019 CPO welcomes Professor Janine R. Wedel – social anthropologist at George Mason University, USA – as Kerstin Hesselgrens visiting professor. Wedel is an outstanding intellectual and social scientist, studying elites and corruption among other things.

She will part her time at CPO with Institute for Future Studiesexternal link, opens in new window. For more information, please contact Stefan Svallfors (

Researches outside Södertörn University

Niklas Bolin, Associate Professor of Political Science, Mittuniversitetet

Thomas Larue, fil. dr. Political Science, Riksdagsförvaltningen

Ingvar Mattsson, fil.dr Political Science, Riksdagsdirektör

Board of Reference:

Karl Magnus Johansson, Chair, Professor of Political Science, Södertörn University

Håkan Blomqvist, Associate Professor of History, Södertörn University

Eva Erman, Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University

Christina Garsten, Professor of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University

Bengt Jacobsson, Professor of Business Administration, Södertörn University

Forskare, lärare och övrig personal:

Eva Karlberg

Eva Karlberg

Doctoral Student

Joanna Mellquist

Joanna Mellquist

Doctoral Student

My research and interest focus on the role of non-elected experts so called “policy professionals” in civil society.

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Malin Gawell

Malin Gawell

Associate Professor

My research interest includes social entrepreneurship, social enterprises, social innovation and civil society. This is also what I teach.

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Nicholas Aylott

Nicholas Aylott

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

I am an associate professor of political science. I am also subject co-ordinator.

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