Staff

Subject coordinator: Göran Ståhle

Head of Department: Linda Vikdahl

Administration: Mattias Engzell

Researchers, techers and other staff:

David Thurfjell

David Thurfjell

Professor

My research is ethnographic and historical and focuses on three empirical areas: Shiite Islamism, Pentecostal Christianity among Romani people and Scandinavian secularity.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1033

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

MA795

Fredrik Jahnke

Fredrik Jahnke

Doctoral Student

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1034

Henrik Ohlsson

Henrik Ohlsson

Doctoral Student

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.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

Karen Swarz Larsson

Karen Swarz Larsson

Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1026

Linda Vikdahl

Linda Vikdahl

PhD

Head of Department

Senior Lecturer

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1004

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

Renat Bekkin

Renat Bekkin

Doctoral Student

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1034

Åsa Schumann

Åsa Schumann

Senior Lecturer

I am teaching in development theories, religiosity and existential questions. My research area is children, existential questions in relation to mental health.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

F1004