Director of studies: Helena Bergman
Chair of the steering committee: Martin Wottle
Researchers, doctoral students and other staff:
PhD candidate in ethnology
Historical and Contemporary Studies
Senior Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
My research is ethnographic and historical and focuses on three empirical areas: Shiite Islamism, Pentecostal Christianity among Romani people and Scandinavian secularity.
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.
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'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.
Associate Professor in History. Senior Lecturer in Pedagogy, School of Culture and Education Antiziganism research, Romani Studies and teacher education in Romani
Culture and Education
I study how political ideas of the home has changed during the later decades of the 20th century.
Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
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.
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.
Teaches at all levels. Research interests include secularisation, new religions, "alternative spirituality", and Western esotericism (the latter also in relation to art/literature)
Associate Professor (Docent) in English. My research focuses on representations of class conflict and capitalist crisis in modern and contemporary literature.