Research in the Study of Religions at Södertörn University focuses on contemporary religion in Sweden, around the Baltic Sea region and globally. Our primary areas of research are:
- Traditions within Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Western esotericism
- Multi-religiosity and secularism in contemporary Sweden
- Religion and health
- Religion in schools
Contemporary society has a great need for the knowledge generated by religious studies. Public debate about religious phenomena is often polarised between differing interests, so there is a real need for an academic perspective that is politically and religiously independent. Our teachers and researchers are active in public debate and great emphasis is placed on international cooperation and international perspectives in research.