Robin Andersson Malmros

Doctoral Student

School of Public
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 712
40530 Göteborg

Project Manager

Postal address
Box 135
405 30 Göteborg

About Robin Andersson Malmros

The Segerstedt Institute

I work as deputy director at the Segerstedt Institute - a national resource center with the aim to spread knowledge and methods to prevent recruitment to violent extremism ( In addition to various research activities, I support the director in organizing the institute's activities.

Dissertation project

My dissertation project aims to increase knowledge of why and how local actors organize to prevent or counter global challenges. Through a sociological neo-institutional perspective, the project discerns and explain how such challenges are translated into local practices in a multilayered process. Empirically, the thesis departs from Scandinavian municipalities' preventive work against violent extremism. The thesis explores and explains how a field of organizational actors working against violent extremism has emerged and developed, how central concepts are rationalized locally, which municipal practices that are mobilized, and what types of strategic actions that are utilized to establish preventive efforts.

Teaching (School of Public Administration)

  • Qualitative Methods (Bachelor-level)
  • Organization Theory (Bachelor- and Master-level)
  • Supervising Bachelor- and Master thesis
  • Furthermore, I regularly give external lectures, nationally and internationally, on the organizing of efforts to prevent violent extremism

Research projects

  • Nordic Multiagency Approaches to Handling Extremism: Policies, Perceptions and Practices (2018-2021). The research project focuses Nordic multiagency approaches to handling extremism. More specifically, it analyses the policies and laws that underpin such work, perceptions of it among practitioners and the practices conducted in multiagency structures
  • The project Pan-Nordic and Transnational Dimensions of Nordic Right-Wing Extremism (2020-2022) sheds light on historical and contemporary research on the transnational organization of right-wing extremism in the Nordics.

Further commitments

  • Expert Consultant in the International Consensus Guidelines Committee for the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Extremist Violence. CPN-PREV is an evidence-based and practitioner-centered network aiming at promoting Canadian and international leadership from multiple sectors and disciplines in countering violent radicalization (
  • Safe City Advisor in Nordic Safe Cities. Within the framework of this initiative, I help Nordic municipalities to develop their preventive work against violent extremism.