Director of studies: Helena Bergman
Chair of the steering committee: Martin Wottle
Researchers, doctoral students and other staff:
Historical and Contemporary Studies
Gender equality, liberal feminism, garden history, and planning of towns and social movements
My research concerns Labour history, nationalism and antisemitism.
Professor of intellectual history
Head of School
As Head of School I have an overriding responsibility for the School's teaching, research, economy and work environment. My research focusses on the Baltic states, 1918-1939.
Culture and Education
Kerstin Cassel is Associate Professor of Archaeology at Södertörn University.
Associate Professor (Docent) in English. My research focuses on representations of class conflict and capitalist crisis in modern and contemporary literature.
Teaches at all levels. Research interests include secularisation, new religions, "alternative spirituality", and Western esotericism (the latter also in relation to art/literature)
I am teaching in migration, ethnicity and ethnographic methods. My research focuses on critical heritage studies as well as on Baltic and East European studies.
Civil society, humanitarianism, international relations, social transformations, populism, and moral economy in Norden, the Baltic Sea region, and worldwide.
I study how political ideas of the home has changed during the later decades of the 20th century.
Currectly writing a book about Swedish veterinarien Elis Sandberg, and his anti-cancer drug THX. History of medicine, history of science and history of the Swedish welfare state.
Senior Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Carl Marklund is a researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History. His research examines social planning, geopolitics and images of Sweden, e.g. in the Global South.
My main research interests deal with subcultures and religion in contemporary Muslim majority societies. I am currently resaerching the black metal music scene in Turkey.
History and politics. Democratic breakthrough 1918-1921. Nordic perspectives. Conservatism in Northern Europe.
Deputy Head of School
I'm working on my PhD thesis on nature contact and spiritual/existential health. In my teaching assignments, I maintain another specialty, Islam and Islamic cultures.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PhD candidate in ethnology
Phil. Dr Johanna Ringarp research specialties include educational policy, teacher profession and post-Second world war German history.
My main research areas are: Judaism, religion and sexuality, teaching religion, religion and gardening.
Associate Professor in History. Senior Lecturer in Pedagogy, School of Culture and Education Antiziganism research, Romani Studies and teacher education in Romani
Interested in activist narratives of time, aesthetics and heritage, as well as sensory experience, and how these orient activists in the futures they see as possible and desirable.
Research, teaching and education analysis, mainly about "Religion and migration".
My research is ethnographic and historical and focuses on Scandinavian secularity. I have also studied Shiite Islamism and Pentecostal Christianity among Romani people.
My main research interests are the history of magic (with all of the difficulties the term entails), occultism and esotericism, as well as the general theory of religion and method
I am studying processes of democratization in Sweden during "the long 20th century