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Staff at Segerstedtinstitutet

Christer Mattsson (director)

Director of the Segerstedt Institute and senior lecturer in pedagogy. In addition to leading the institute, Christer researches radicalisation processes in individuals and groups in right-wing extremist and National Socialist circles. He is also active in studies that focus on prevention work against violent extremism in general. He also conducts research on education about the Holocaust and antisemitism. Christer also teaches courses at the institute and supervises doctoral students and students.
Email: christer.mattsson@gu.se
Phone: 0766-062 938
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Ermin Škorić (deputy director and project manager)

Ermin assists the director in governance and management and is responsible for business planning and follow-up. Ermin otherwise works with project management with, among other things, responsibility for spreading the Tolerance Project in various locations in Sweden and collaborates with municipalities, authorities, and other actors nationally and internationally in other projects.
Email: ermin.skoric@gu.se
Phone: 0766-182 092

Robin Andersson Malmros (project manager)

Robin works part-time at Segerstedt Institute. His duties mainly consist of research, project management, and support in matters of organisational and strategic nature. Robin is also a doctoral student at the School of Public Administration, and his dissertation project deals with local work against violent extremism from an organisational theoretical perspective.
Email: robin.andersson@gu.se
Phone: 031-786 4343
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Richard Millings (project manager)

Richard works as a project manager at the Segerstedt Institute. His tasks mainly consisted of project management, support in research projects, and facilitation of the professional network.
Email: richard.millings@gu.se
Phone: 0766-182 126

Jennie Sivenbring (researcher and senior lecturer)

Senior lecturer in child and youth studies. Received her doctorate in 2016 at the University of Gothenburg and has since been affiliated with the Segerstedt Institute. Her research focuses on society’s efforts to combat violent extremism and the living conditions of children and young people in relation to extremism. Jennie is a course leader and teacher of courses with a focus on identity, tolerance, extremism, and excursion pedagogy for trips to the Holocaust memorial sites given at the Institute. She also supervises doctoral students and students.
Email: jennie.sivenbring@gu.se
Phone: 0766-182 283
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Thomas Johansson

Professor of pedagogy with a focus on Child and Adolescent Science. Is active at the Department of Pedagogy, Communication, and Learning and at the Segerstedt Institute. Johansson defended his dissertation in sociology in 1992 at Lund University. He is a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist and has worked on issues related to young people’s living conditions, health, and well-being throughout his career. Johansson has researched and taught about youth culture, urban culture, fitness culture, family life, school violence, and exit processes among individuals in right-wing extremist environments.
Email: thomas.johansson@ped.gu.se
Phone: 031-786 2003
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Thomas Johansson at Wikipedia

Morten Sager

Associate professor of Theory of Science at the Department of Linguistics, Philosophy, and Theory of Science, Sager has extensive experience in research on evidence-based and knowledge management in health and public health, schools, and care. In collaboration with the Swedish Public Health Agency and the Segerstedt Institute, he led the work of several systematic reviews with a focus on prevention in order to clarify and improve the state of knowledge. Within his assignment at the Segerstedt Institute, he studied the evidence base for the prevention of violent extremism and the prevention of antisemitism.
Email: morten.sager@theorysc.gu.se
Phone: 031-786 4722
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Rose-Marie Wikström

Rose-Marie is the administrative coordinator responsible for financial and personnel administration, travel and conference arrangements and other administrative tasks. Rose-Marie has previously worked at Chalmers University of Technology and at the Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg.
Email: rose-marie.wikstrom@ncm.gu.se
Phone: 031-786 2206
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Roger Säljö

Senior researcher and former professor of educational psychology, active at the Department of Education, Communication and Learning, and the Segerstedt Institute. Säljö defended his dissertation in 1975 at the University of Gothenburg on a dissertation focusing on learning, and in 1983 became a professor in the theme of Communication, Linköping University. In 1997, he returned to Gothenburg. Between 2007 and 2018, he was the leader of the Linnaeus Centre LINCS (Learning, Interaction, and Mediated Communication). His research interests concern learning, development, and communication from a socio-cultural perspective, literacy and media, digitisation, and institutional communication. He has been a visiting professor/researcher at a large number of universities (Konstanz, UC San Diego, Utrecht, Oslo, Göttingen, Turku, Stavanger, and Agder) and is an honorary doctor and honorary professor. Säljö has extensive experience in postgraduate education and has supervised the dissertations of 52 doctoral students at six different faculties.
Email: roger.saljo@ped.gu.se
Phone: 0706-739 176
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Isabella Pistone

Isabella works at the Segerstedt Institute at the University of Gothenburg, where she and a group of researchers carried out the first systematic research overview of educational initiatives against antisemitism. The research was conducted in collaboration with Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Uppsala University, the Swedish National Defence College, and Malmö University.
Email: isabella.pistone@gu.se
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Göran Larsson

Professor of Religious Studies and Vice Dean at the Faculty of Humanities, Larsson’s research is primarily focused on issues concerning Islam and Muslims in Europe in history and the present, but his research also concerns how international conflicts and crises affect Swedish society and the public conversation about religion. Furthermore, his research deals with violent extremism, hate crimes, and theoretical and methodological issues concerning religious studies.
Email: goran.larsson@lir.gu.se
Phone: 031-786 5315
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Jesper Andreasson

Jesper Andreasson has a doctorate in sociology and is an associate professor in sports science from the Department of Sports Science, Linnaeus University, Sweden. Andreasson has extensive experience working with ethnography and various Internet methods. His research can mainly be positioned in health, gender studies, and cultural sociology. The latest projects focus on administrative violence in the Swedish migration context and how schools in areas with a traditionally high prevalence of neo-Nazi activism work to protect students’ well-being and counteract racism.
Email: jesper.andreasson@lnu.se
Phone: 0725-941 790

Ola Flennegård (project manager and PhD student)

Ola works part-time at the Segerstedt Institute as a project manager. His main task is to teach teachers within the courses given by the institute. Ola shares his doctoral position between the Segerstedt Institute and the Department of Education, Communication, and Learning. His doctoral thesis project focuses on studying Holocaust memorial sites from an educational perspective.
Email: ola.flennegard@gu.se
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Eli Göndör (researcher)

Ph.D. in the History of Religion with a focus on Islamology and the Middle East. Eli Göndör's area of research is on how violence and politics are legitimized religiously in different Muslim organizations and how anti-Semitism is formulated and legitimized within extremist environments. He is linked to a larger project, funded by MSB on the Muslim Brotherhood in Sweden, led by Associate Professor Aje Carlbom at Malmö University.

Romana Crgol (intern)