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CERGU Researcher Presentations

The multidisciplinary research environment at CERGU is composed of researchers from a multitude of different disciplines. If you want to be a part of the CERGU network of researchers, contact director Klas Grinell klas.grinell@lir.gu.se.

Lisbeth Aggestam, associate professor at the Department of Political Science. Her research focuses on political leadership in European foreign policy and the EU as a global actor.

Claes G. Alvstam, professor emeritus in international economic geography, Centre for International Business Studies, School of Business, Economics and Law. Research interests: European economic integration, EU's Single Internal Market and external free trade and economic partnership agreements, the effects of BREXIT on European external trade and location of business activity.

Mats Andrén, researcher at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, with a research focus on European intellectual history, including the concept of Europe and the European idea, transnationalism and intellectual Europeanization.

Linda Berg, senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Director of Studies for the Centre for European Studies (CES), with a research focus on EU attitudes and voting behavior in European Parliament elections.

Sofie BlombäckPolitical Scientist at the Department of Humanities and Social Science at Mid-Sweden University, with a research focus on political parties and party systems, multi-level democracy and the European Parliament.

Alexandra Bousiou, doctoral candidate at the School of Global Studies, with a research focus on European migration and asylum policies, refugee law, human rights, and local governance.

Ettore Costa, postdoctoral researcher at CERGU and History of Ideas, with a research focus on the relationship of the European Left with science, science in democracy, comparative and transnational history of social democracy and Western Communism, political and intellectual history.

Marie Demker, professor in Political Science and Dean of The Faculty of Humanities. Research focus on political parties, West European party systems, nationalism, xenophobia, political ideologies and textual analysis. Special interest in French politics.

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Gabriella Elgenius, associate professor at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, conducts research in political sociology within fields of nationalism and the Radical Right, civil society and integration in diverse neighbourhoods, comparative qualitative and mixed methods research designs.

Khaled ElSamman Ahmed, doctoral student at the Department for Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, with a research focus on heritage, museums and identity making, critical heritage studies and art policies.

Thomas Erhagprofessor of Public Law at the School of Business, Economics and Law, with a research focus on the interaction between EU internal market law and national welfare law.

Klas Grinell, researcher at the Department for Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, with a research focus on Islam and Islamic heritage in Europe, religion in museums, critical heritage studies and cultural policy.

Maja Hultman, postdoctoral researcher at CERGU and the Department for Historical Studies with research interests in European-Jewish history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a particular focus on urban space, transnational cultural-economic networks, the mobility and translation of cultural ideas and practices, and the Holocaust.

Adrian Hyde-Price, professor in the Department of Political Science, with a research focus on European security, EU foreign and security policy, Brexit, NATO and transatlantic relations, German foreign policy, and Baltic sea security.

Pavol Jakubec, doctoral candidate at the Department of Historical Studies, with a research focus on diplomacy, exile and World War II, Nordic and Central European contemporary history (c. 1918-50) and modern history of international relations.

Katarzyna Jezierska, senior lecturer at the International Programme in Politics and Economics, University West and a researcher in the Gender and Diplomacy Program, University of Gothenburg. Her research focuses on democratic theory, civil society, and political sociology, with expertise on Central Europe.

Markus Johansson, researcher at the Department of Political Science, with a research focus on EU institutions and politics, particularly the Council of the EU, policy non-compliance, leadership and foreign policy.

Ann-Kristin Jonasson, senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, with a research interest in the EU’s democracy promotion in the Mediterranean and democratic processes in primarily Jordan and Turkey.

Johan Järlehed, senior lecturer at the Department of Languages and Literatures. Conducts research on multilingualism and processes of social change in urban space.

Linda Karlsson Hammarfelt, senior lecturer at the Department of Languages and Literatures, with a research focus on contemporary German literature, cultural borders, spatial theory and literary waterscapes.

Johan Karlsson Schaffer, associate professor, School of Global Studies. His research focuses on the philosophy of human rights, democratic theory, legal mobilization and judicial politics.

Thomas Karv, visiting scholar associated with the Social Science Research Institute, Åbo Akademi University Finland. His research focuses on regime support, democratic legitimacy and democratic backsliding. Defended his dissertation in 2019, focusing on system support for the European Union.

Bengt Larsson, professor of Sociology, is doing research on industrial relations and trade union cooperation in Europe, and has an interest in the European social dimension. Other research areas are wage determination, financialization, and consumption.

Olof Larsson, researcher at the Department of Political Science, focuses on compliance with EU law, EU politics, The Court of Justice of the EU, and European integration.

Hannes Lenk, assistant professor of law, Department of Law, Aarhus University, Denmark. Research interests include EU trade and investment policy, the EU as a global actor, EU institutions, separation of powers in the EU.

Rutger Lindahl, professor emeritus, Department of Political Science. Research interests with focus on European political integration, EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, negotiations in the Council of Ministers, national attitudes to membership in the EU and the Euro zone.

Annika Lindberg, visiting postdoctoral fellow, Centre for Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen, CERGU postdoctoral researcher, School of Global Studies, researches critical border studies, migration, deportation studies, political anthropology, state, power and bureaucracy, and Northern Europe.

Roman Martin, associate professor in Economic Geography at the Department of Business Administration, with research focus on the economic geography of innovation, regional economic development and regional policy in Europe.

Andreas Moberg, associate professor of Public International Law at the Department of Law, with a research focus on EU Law, especially the relationship between the EU institutions and the Member States’ governments.

Daniel Naurin, professor of political science at the University of Oslo and University of Gothenburg, director of the ARENA Center for European Research. Research interests include judicial politics, lobbying, transparency and international negotiations. His empirical work has focused on the politics of the European Union. Ongoing and most recent projects study judicial decision-making in the Court of Justice of the EU, the Swedish Supreme Court and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Jens Norrby, PhD candidate at the Department for Literature, History of Ideas & Religion, researching ideas on Britain’s global role during the decline of the British Empire and maintaining a particular interest in the historical aspects of the Brexit process.

Jonathan Polk, associate professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on political party competition and political representation regarding European integration.

Christina Reimann, researcher at the History Department, researches European transnational history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her current thematic focus lies on migration, modern urban history and urban culture, particularly in port cities.

Oksana Shmulyar Gréen, researcher and senior lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Sociology and Work Science. Her main research interests include mobility within the EU, families and migration in Europe, transnational and mobile childhoods, belonging, domestic and care work within the European welfare states.

Patrik Ström, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics and Centre for International Business Studies, University of Gothenburg. His research focus is the service economy and economic integration within and between Europe and Asia.

Katharina Vajta, associate professor in French at the Department for Languages and Literatures, with a research focus on language and cultural borders, identities, national representations and education.

Anna Wallerman Ghavanini, associate professor at the Department of Law, with a research focus on EU law and civil procedure. Her research interests include judicial decision-making, judicial politics, legal empirical methods, and the role of courts in democratic society.

Kristina Wejstål, doctoral candidate in international law at CERGU and the Department of Law, School of Business, Economics and Law, with a research focus on international and European migration law, and in particular gendered dimensions of European Union border and asylum law. 

Martin Westlund, doctoral candidate in international law at the Department of Law, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. Researching separation of powers in the EU with focus on the judicial power and its role in the development of the European migration law.

Katarzyna Wojnicka, research fellow at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg. Her research interests focus on critical men and masculinities studies, social movements’ intersections of gender and sexuality, migration and gender in European perspective.

Allison ÖstlundPh.D. and lecturer at the School of Public Administration, has as main research area EU and procedural law. She specializes in ex officio review as procedural justice for vulnerable litigants in a Swedish and European context.