Sylva Frisk


Faculty Board of Social
Visiting address
Konstepidemins väg 2A
41314 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 700
40530 Göteborg

Senior Lecturer

School of Global
Visiting address
Konstepidemins väg 2
41314 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 700
40530 Göteborg

About Sylva Frisk

  • 2020 Excellent teacher
  • 2014- Vice dean of education, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • July 2012- Pro Head of Department and Director of Studies
  • 2009-2012 Vice Head of Department and Director of Studies
  • 2007-2010 Director of studies of the Master programme in Global Studies
  • 2005-2008 Director of the Centre for Asian Studies
  • 2004 PhD in Social Anthropology

Areas of interest

My research focuses gender and Islam. More specifically I have done research on urban women’s every day religious practices I the context of the modern religious reform movement in Malaysia. I have also an interest in the gendered dimensions of religious/political activism in Malaysia. Theoretically these themes have urged me to think about how the concept of agency is understood from a feminist and anthropological perspective.

Current research

I am currently doing research on Leadership of teaching and learning in the higher education context. I am also doing research on burqa bans in Europe.

Teaching and tutoring

My teaching experiences range from undergraduate courses in, for example, social anthropology and Asian studies to teaching in the MA programme in Global Studies. It includes supervision and examination and course coordination on both levels. I am also teaching how to write intended learning outcomes in a course on pedagogics in higher education (HPE102).