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Klas Grinell


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Klas Grinell

I am employed half-time at Gothenburg University, most of that time goes into being Director for the Center for European Research (CERGU). My other half I spend as development officer at Gothenburg Museums.

In 2015-2018 I led the research project Museological framings of Islam in Europe.

The purpose of the project was to analyse:

- the exhibiting of Islam in Germany and the UK from 1945 to 2014; - how the museums studied have created local and European framings of Islam; - how these frames have related to changing official policies on the subject;

I am also working within another Swedish Research Council funded project called Reconciliatory heritage: Reconstructing heritage in a time of violent fragmentations.

To read more about this and my other research interests you might visit my page at