Jonas Hinnfors


Department of Political Science
+46 31-786 45 99
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 711
40530 Göteborg

About Jonas Hinnfors


Professor, PhD

At the University of Stirling, Scotland (Division of History and Politics, Faculty of Arts & Humanities): Honorary Senior Research Fellow.

For telephone contact, please dial 0046 31 7864672 or 0046 709 931976.

Follow me on twitter @JonasHinnfors


Social Democracy, Migration Policy, Parties/Party Behaviour; Ideology, Welfare State.

Recent External Funding

DELMI, The Research project Nordic Migration Policies (with Ann-Cathrine Jungar) Sum total 800,000 SEK / £65,000, 2022-23

The Swedish Research Council and the Wenner-Gren Foundation, conference grants for the 'Practical Social Democracy' conference, Gothenburg 8-10 June 2022; 140,000+98,000 SEK / £11,300+£7,900

Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish Research Council), The Research project Mipokforskningsprojektet 'Mipok' (Decreased Ideological Polarisation and Conflict in Western Europe. A Comparative Study of Ten Party Systems), Main Applicant Magnus Hagevi, Linnaeus University; collaborating staff: Magnus Hagevi, Karl Loxbo, Linnaeus University and Marie Demker, Jonas Hinnfors, University of Gothenburg; 2014 (2015-2020). In all 8.4 million SEK; Gothenburg Uni share 4.2 million SEK / £380,000.

FORMAS, The Research Project IMAGINATION (aspects on flows, social consequences and governance consequences of intra EU migration; co-operation between Swedish, Dutch, Austrian and Turkich partners; Main Applicant Swedish partner: Jonas Hinnfors, Gothenburg University collaborating staff: Jonas Hinnfors, Andrea Spehar, Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Karin Zelano): 2012 (2013-16); Swedish share: 3.2 million SEK / £300,000.

Evaluator Assignments

Frequently commissioned as research and education evaluator (Journal Peer Review Assignments; Higher Education Agencies Commissions etc; Denmark, Estonia, Sweden).

Educational Experience

Gothenburg: Comparative Politics, Supervision, all educational levels.

Stirling University, Scotland: Party Systems in a Comparative Perspective, Honours Degree students, Advanced Level (a full semester every second or third year since 2003; most recent: autumn 2022.

Doctoral Student Supervision Experience: 16 PhD students in all.


2012-14: Member of the Board, Nordic Political Science Association (NOPSA).

2011-13: Chair, Swedish Political Science Association (SWEPSA).

I love all sorts of food, including British!