University of Gothenburg

Steering Group

The CERGU steering group has members from the three different faculties that finance CERGU's activities.

Steering Group Chairperson:

Linda K. Hammarfelt


Linda Karlsson Hammarfelt, Senior Lecturer in German
Representative of the Faculty of Humanities
Room F411A, Renströmsgatan 6
031 786 1780

Areas of research: modern and contemporary German and Swedish literature, especially literary representations of migration, cultural hybridity, inter- and transculturality 


Katharina Leppänen, Professor of History of Ideas/Intellectual History. 
Representative of the Faculty of Humanities
Room C629, Renströmsgatan 6
46 31-786 58 72

Areas of research: 


Gregg Bucken-Knapp

Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration
Representative of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Room C327, Sprängkullsgatan 19

Areas of research: comparative public policy, how mainstream Nordic political parties formulate their entry and integration policy preferences regarding migrants


Heather Congdon Fors

Heather Congdon Fors, Senior Lecturer Dept of Economics 
Representative of The School of Business Economics and Law
Vasagatan 1, Room E-524
46 31 786 1326

Areas of research: gender, development economics, education, child labor, political economy



Oksana S-G

Oksana Shmulyar Gréen, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Work Science
Representative of The Faculty of Social Sciences
Skanstorget 18
46 31 786 4810

Areas of research: Mobility within the EU, family and migration, migration decision making, transnational families and care, children and migration, children and agency, formal and informal social security provision, transnational belonging and identity, life-course perspective, welfare and gender policies, family practices, parenting and care, welfare in East and Central Europe, domestic work and global division of labour, societal development in and migration from Ukraine.

Thomas Erhag

Thomas Erhag, Professor at the Department of Law
Representative of the School of Business, Economics and Law
Room C514, Vasagatan 1
031 786 5189 

Areas of research: EU law, especially free movement of people, public law, especially social security law


Lisbeth Aggestam

Lisbeth Aggestam, Associate Professor of Political Science
Representative of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Room A505, Sprängkullsgatan 17
+46 31 786 6696

Areas of research: Comparative foreign policy, role theory and political leadership, the European Union as a global actor and power


Roman Martin

Roman Martin, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration
Representative of the School of Business, Economics and Law
Vasagatan 1, Room J815
46 31 786 41 93

Areas of research: economic geography, innovation studies, regional development, regional innovation systems, business clusters, regional innovation policy, global innovation networks



Ida Östenberg

Ida Östenberg, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Historical Studies
Representative of the Faculty of Humanities
Room J515, Renströmsgatan 6

Areas of research: culture and society of Ancient Rome


Adjunct Members: 

Steering Group Honorary Chairman:

Rutger Lindahl

Rutger Lindahl, Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Areas of research: European integration, foreign and security policy