Director of studies: Helena Bergman
Chair of the steering committee: Martin Wottle
Researchers, doctoral students and other staff:
Historical and Contemporary Studies
I am a PhD student in History of Ideas since the autumn semester of 2021. In my PhD thesis, I am examining 19th century works on the history of philosophy.
Gender equality, liberal feminism, garden history, and planning of towns and social movements
My research concerns Labour history, nationalism and antisemitism.
Senior Lecturer and subject coordinator for the discipline of ethnology. Research concerns the intersection between technology, culture and social change.
Kerstin Cassel is Associate Professor of Archaeology at Södertörn University.
Head of Department
Associate Professor (Docent) in English. My research focuses on representations of class conflict and capitalist crisis in modern and contemporary literature.
Culture and Education
My research is about collecting and analyzing life stories from the refugees who came from Poland to Sweden during the antisemitic campaign 1967-1972.
Teaches at all levels. Research interests include secularisation, new religions, "alternative spirituality", and 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.
I am associate professor in Ethnology. I am coordinator for the European programme and I am teaching in Ethnology, in the European programme and in the Teacher Education programme.
Director of Studies
Also director of studies at the Pre-school teacher programmes. My research concerns migration, social participation, religion and gender.
Kristin is a PhD candidate in the history of ideas and is interested in the history of STM in the 19th century. Kristin teaches in the history of ideas and teacher education.
My research concern stone age pile dwellings around the Baltic Sea and in particular the ceramic craft at these sites.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
I am a media researcher whose work is mainly on fake news, media and war, history of media and culture, primarily in Eastern Europe
I'm a PhD i the Study of religions. March 26th I will defend my thesis: "The Altar of Tolerance and Deference through Avoidance" about how pupils in school talks about religion.
As a PhD student in history since 2018, my work focuses on media stories of Nordic neighbours at Olympic Winter Games between 1936 and 1998.
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.
Andrej Kotljarchuk is an associate professor in history, working as a senior researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History.
Conducts research on how preschool children and educators explore the local community and its buildings and natural environments and how the activities "shape" them into citizens.
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.
Deputy Head of School
I am lecturer and researcher in religious education and ethics. My man intressed is in virtue ethics.
History and politics. Democratic breakthrough 1918-1921. Nordic perspectives. Conservatism in Northern Europe.
I am researching the Swedish engagement in the Baltic region within the League of Nations in the interwar period.
I am a PhD student researching trade networks and relations around the Baltic sea in the late medieval and early modern period.
PhD student in archaeology with connection to project SEASIDE.
PhD student in Ethnology
Phil. Dr Johanna Ringarp research specialties include educational policy, teacher profession and post-Second world war German history.
Jewish studies, teaching religion, Yiddish literature, interreligious encounters (esp. the Middle Ages), religion and gardening, religion and sexuality, religion and food
Professor Archaeology. Head MARIS, Maritime Archaeological Research Institute at Södertörn University.
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.
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.
Department secretary School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Doctoral student in ethnology and teacher in the teacher education. My focus is on school-age educare, both in my research and teaching.
Senior lecturer in Ethnology. Research interests: cultural perspectives on place, urban/rural divide, sustainable development.
I am historian and work in the field of memory studies, church history, postcolonial studies, and gender studies.
Coordinator ULF-avtal. Research fields: Higher education in Sweden and Russia. Civic and religious engagement among youth in e.g. social movements.
Assistant professor, study of religion. Researcher
Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor for internationalization
I am studying processes of democratization in Sweden during "the long 20th century