Staff

Director of studies: Helena Bergman

Chair of the steering committee: Martin Wottle

Researchers, doctoral students and other staff:

Helena Bergman

Helena Bergman

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F918

Fredrik Bjarkö

Fredrik Bjarkö

Historical and Contemporary Studies

Eva Blomberg

Eva Blomberg

Professor

Professor emeritus/emerita

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

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F835

Håkan Blomqvist

Håkan Blomqvist

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

My research concerns Labour history, nationalism and antisemitism.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F832

Daniel Bodén

Daniel Bodén

PhD

Subject Coordinator

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

F1025

Henrik Bohlin

Henrik Bohlin

Professor

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F813

Anders Burman

Anders Burman

Professor

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F814

Kerstin Cassel

Kerstin Cassel

Associate Professor

Subject Coordinator

Kerstin Cassel is Associate Professor of Archaeology at Södertörn University.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F816

Christopher Collstedt

Christopher Collstedt

Professor

Head of Department

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F914

Roberto Del Valle Alcalá

Roberto Del Valle Alcalá

Associate Professor

Programme Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor (Docent) in English. My research focuses on representations of class conflict and capitalist crisis in modern and contemporary literature.

Culture and Education

PB207

Mats Deland

Mats Deland

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F925

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

Mattias Engzell

Mattias Engzell

Academic Secretary

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1028

Per Faxneld

Per Faxneld

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

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

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1029

Florence Fröhlig

Florence Fröhlig

PhD

Senior Lecturer

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.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

MA721

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

F1018

Jenny Gustafsson

Jenny Gustafsson

Doctoral Student

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F828

Kristin Halverson

Kristin Halverson

Doctoral Student

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.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F828

Roman Horbyk

Roman Horbyk

PhD

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

Culture and Education

PC245

Fredrik Jahnke

Fredrik Jahnke

Doctoral Student

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.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F803

Liza Jakobsson

Liza Jakobsson

Doctoral Student

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F827

Martin Johansson

Martin Johansson

Doctoral Student

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.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F829

Maria Josephson

Maria Josephson

PhD

Senior Lecturer

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.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F822

Susan Lindholm

Susan Lindholm

PhD

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F922

Maria Lindqvist

Maria Lindqvist

Doctoral student

Historical and Contemporary Studies

Beatriz Lindqvist

Beatriz Lindqvist

Professor

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.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1015

Carl Marklund

Carl Marklund

PhD

Researcher

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.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F831

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

F1032

Torbjörn Nilsson

Torbjörn Nilsson

Professor

History and politics. Democratic breakthrough 1918-1921. Nordic perspectives. Conservatism in Northern Europe.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F802

Staffan Nilsson

Staffan Nilsson

ThD

Deputy Head of School

Senior Lecturer

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

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1002

Lovisa Olsson

Lovisa Olsson

Doctoral Student

I am a PhD student researching trade networks and relations around the Baltic sea in the late medieval and early modern period.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F931

Veronica Palm

Veronica Palm

Doctoral Student

PhD student in archaeology with connection to project SEASIDE.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

Nicole Pergament Crona

Nicole Pergament Crona

PhD student in Ethnology

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1034

Aleksandra Reczuch

Aleksandra Reczuch

Doctoral Student

PhD candidate in ethnology

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

F803

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

Jane Ruffino

Jane Ruffino

Doctoral Student

Historical and Contemporary Studies

MA715

Leif Runefelt

Leif Runefelt

Professor

Professor in the History of Ideas

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

Paul Sherfey

Paul Sherfey

Doctoral Student

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.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1025

Simon Sorgenfrei

Simon Sorgenfrei

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

My research have 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

F1003

Kekke Stadin

Kekke Stadin

Professor

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F913

Göran Ståhle

Göran Ståhle

ThD

Subject Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1027

David Thurfjell

David Thurfjell

Professor

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1033

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

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1021

Linda Vikdahl

Linda Vikdahl

Associate Professor

Head of Department

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1001

Julia Wester

Julia Wester

Doctoral Student

Doctoral student in ethnology and teacher in the teacher education. My focus is on school-age educare, both in my research and teaching.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1034

Elisabeth Wollin

Elisabeth Wollin

PhD

Senior Lecturer

Senior lecturer in Ethnology. Research interests: cultural perspectives on place, urban/rural divide, sustainable development.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1023

Martin Wottle

Martin Wottle

Associate Professor

Subject Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F933

Yuliya Yurchuk

Yuliya Yurchuk

PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

I am historian and work in the field of memory studies, church history, postcolonial studies, and gender studies.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F930

Maria Zackariasson

Maria Zackariasson

Professor

Research Leader

Director of research Department of Teacher Education. Research fields: Higher education in Sweden and Russia. Civic and religious engagement among youth in e.g. social movements.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1016

Kateryna Zorya

Kateryna Zorya

Doctoral Student

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

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1032

Ann af Burén

Ann af Burén

PhD

Senior Lecturer

Assistant professor, study of religion. Researcher

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1031

Andreas Åkerlund

Andreas Åkerlund

Associate Professor

Professor

Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor for internationalization and coordinator for practice-based courses for subject teachers

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F923

Kjell Östberg

Kjell Östberg

Professor

Professor emeritus/emerita

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

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F835

David Östlund

David Östlund

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

I am Associate Professor in History of Ideas, also teaching within several programs, e.g. teacher education, where I am the coordinator of our programs for extended education.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F818