Staff

Director of studies: Helena Bergman

Chair of the steering committee: David Thurfjell

Researchers, doctoral students and other staff:

Helena Bergman

Helena Bergman

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

Associate professor in History, specializing in gender history. Director of PhD level studies/ Historical studies.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F918

Fredrik Bjarkö

Fredrik Bjarkö

Doctoral Student

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.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F827

Eva Blomberg

Eva Blomberg

Professor

Gender equality, liberal feminism, garden history, and planning of towns and social movements

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F835

Daniel Bodén

Daniel Bodén

PhD

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer and subject coordinator for the discipline of ethnology. Research concerns the intersection between technology, culture and social change.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1013

Henrik Bohlin

Henrik Bohlin

Professor

Head of Department

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F813

Hans Bolin

Hans Bolin

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

Anders Burman

Anders Burman

Professor

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F814

Kerstin Cassel

Kerstin Cassel

Associate Professor

Subject Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Kerstin Cassel is Associate Professor of Archaeology at Södertörn University.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F816

Christopher Collstedt

Christopher Collstedt

Professor

Historical and Contemporary Studies

On leave

Martin Englund

Martin Englund

Doctoral Student

My research is about collecting and analyzing life stories from the refugees who came from Poland to Sweden during the antisemitic campaign 1967-1972.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F931

Vera Ericson von Bahr

Vera Ericson von Bahr

Doctoral Student

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1004

Per Faxneld

Per Faxneld

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

Teaches at all levels. Research interests include secularisation, new religions, "alternative spirituality", and esotericism (the latter also in relation to art/literature).

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1029

David Gunnarsson

David Gunnarsson

PhD

Director of Studies

Senior Lecturer

Also director of studies at the Pre-school teacher programmes. My research concerns migration, social participation, religion and gender.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1017

Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

Professor

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1014

Jenny Gustafsson

Jenny Gustafsson

PhD

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F924

Norbert Götz

Norbert Götz

Associate Professor

Professor

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F833

Jim Hagström

Jim Hagström

Doctoral Student

Doctoral student in the history of ideas within the Doctoral School in the History of Political Thought.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F803

Nathalie Hinders

Nathalie Hinders

Doctoral Student

My research concern stone age ceramic craft at wetland sites around the Baltic Sea, in particular Alvastra pile dwelling in Sweden.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F824

Roman Horbyk

Roman Horbyk

PhD

Researcher

I am a media researcher whose work is mainly on fake news, media and war, history of media and culture, primarily in Eastern Europe

Culture and Education

PC247

Josefin Hägglund

Josefin Hägglund

Doctoral Student

Historical and Contemporary Studies

Liza Jakobsson

Liza Jakobsson

Doctoral Student

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F827

Martin Johansson

Martin Johansson

PhD

Senior Lecturer

As a project researcher at the Institute for contemporary history, I analyse British and Nordic attitudes towards the Biafran war and the subsequent crisis between 1967 and 1970.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F829

Henrik Johnsén

Henrik Johnsén

Senior Lecturer

Associate professor in History of religions. My research is focused on Christianity, especially late antique monasticism, and Syriac Orthodox Christianity in Sweden and migration.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1034

Peter Josephson

Peter Josephson

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F826

Eva-Marie Letzter

Eva-Marie Letzter

PhD

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F904

Susan Lindholm

Susan Lindholm

PhD

Researcher

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F922

Julia Malitska

Julia Malitska

PhD

Researcher

Historical and Contemporary Studies

MA711

Douglas Mattsson

Douglas Mattsson

Doctoral Student

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.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1001

Staffan Nilsson

Staffan Nilsson

ThD

Senior Lecturer

I am lecturer and researcher in religious education and ethics. My man intressed is in virtue ethics.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1002

Oscar Nygren

Oscar Nygren

Doctoral Student

I am researching the Swedish foreign policy engagement in the Baltic region, from 1914 to 1940. Both public opinion and the Swedish government's foreign policy are studied.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F931

Lovisa Olsson

Lovisa Olsson

Officer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F829

Nicole Pergament Crona

Nicole Pergament Crona

Doctoral Student

PhD student in Ethnology

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1024

Fredrik Petersson

Fredrik Petersson

PhD

Senior Lecturer

Lecturer in history. Associate Professor in colonial and postcolonial global history (Åbo Akademi University) Research interests Global anticolonialism

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F916

Monica Quirico

Monica Quirico

Visiting Research Fellow

My research focuses on Swedish/Nordic history and politics; moreover, I study history of antifascism in Italy.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

Aleksandra Reczuch

Aleksandra Reczuch

Doctoral Student

PhD-candidate in Ethnology at the Baltic and Eastern European Graduate School. My research interests include populism, political anthropology, state policies, gender, and identity.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1026

Johanna Ringarp

Johanna Ringarp

Associate Professor

Researcher

Phil. Dr Johanna Ringarp research specialties include educational policy, teacher profession and post-Second world war German history.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

Lena Roos

Lena Roos

Professor

Jewish studies, teaching religion, Yiddish literature, interreligious encounters (esp. the Middle Ages), religion and gardening, religion and sexuality, religion and food

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1035

Leif Runefelt

Leif Runefelt

Professor

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F825

Johan Rönnby

Johan Rönnby

Professor

Director

Professor Archaeology. Head MARIS, Maritime Archaeological Research Institute at Södertörn University.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F817

Simon Sorgenfrei

Simon Sorgenfrei

Professor

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.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

Kekke Stadin

Kekke Stadin

Professor

Professor emeritus/emerita

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F835

Arina Stoenescu

Arina Stoenescu

Lecturer

I am working with teaching and research regarding typography and graphic design. In my research I am particularly interested in the connections between typography and politics.

Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies

MD356

Göran Ståhle

Göran Ståhle

ThD

Subject Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

I am associate professor in the Study of Religions, specialized in the Psychology of Religion, Indic religions, and Religion and health

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1027

Sylwia Szymanska-Smolkin

Sylwia Szymanska-Smolkin

Researcher

My project concerns research the Jewish couriers and their role in establishing contacts and networks between Jewish communities during the Second World War.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F922

David Thurfjell

David Thurfjell

Professor

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1033

Oscar Törnqvist

Oscar Törnqvist

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Using archaeological and historical sources, I investigate the pre-modern ecology of the Baltic to form better ecological baselines for managing marine resources, mainly fish.

Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES)

Kaisa Vallas

Kaisa Vallas

Academic Secretary

Department secretary School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F928

Maria Vallström

Maria Vallström

Associate Professor

Programme Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Lecturer in ethnology and at the teachers department. Responsible for programmes for sustainable development and bachelors level.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1028

Federico Vernarelli

Federico Vernarelli

Doctoral Student

Doctoral student

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1018

Linda Vikdahl Gunséus

Linda Vikdahl Gunséus

Associate Professor

Head of School

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F935

Julia Wester

Julia Wester

Doctoral Student

Doctoral student in ethnology and teacher in the teacher education. My focus is on school-age educare.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1024

Martin Wottle

Martin Wottle

Associate Professor

Subject Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F933

Yuliya Yurchuk

Yuliya Yurchuk

PhD

Senior Lecturer

I am historian specialising on nationalism, memory, religion, history of knowledge and history of science and ideas, with the main fokus on Ukraine, Eastern and Central Europe.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F828

Maria Zackariasson

Maria Zackariasson

Professor

Research Leader

Coordinator ULF-avtal. Research fields: Higher education in Sweden and Russia. Civic and religious engagement among youth in e.g. social movements.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1016

Francesco Zavatti

Francesco Zavatti

PhD

Researcher

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F836

Erika Zinders

Erika Zinders

Doctoral Student

Doctoral researcher.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1018

Ann af Burén

Ann af Burén

PhD

Head of Department

Senior Lecturer

Head of the study of religion and archeology. Assistant professor in the study of religion. Researcher.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1031

Andreas Åkerlund

Andreas Åkerlund

Associate Professor

Head of Department

Professor

Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor for internationalization

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F923

Kjell Östberg

Kjell Östberg

Professor

I am studying processes of democratization in Sweden during "the long 20th century

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F835

Petra Österlund

Petra Österlund

Associate Professor

Subject Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

I am associate professor in Ethnology. I am coordinator for Ethnology and the European program, and a teacher in Ethnology, the European program and the Teacher Education Program.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1022

David Östlund

David Östlund

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F818