Subject coordinator: Göran Ståhle
Head of Department: Linda Vikdahl
Administration: Mattias Engzell
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
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'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.
Head of Department
Teaches at all levels. Research interests include secularisation, new religions, "alternative spirituality", and Western esotericism (the latter also in relation to art/literature)
I am teaching in development theories, religiosity and existential questions. My research area is children, existential questions in relation to mental health.