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Faculty and staff

Here you will find teachers, researchers, doctoral students and administrative staff at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. For a list of those affiliated with the Department, such as Emeriti, research students and part time teachers, please click the link Show Affiliated Staff.

Employees

Anders Ackfeldt
Anders Haglund
Anna Larsson

Professor in History of science and ideas. Head of research for History and education and Umeå Research Centre for Social Studies Didactics (UmSOD). Assistant Head of Department.

Badegül Eren Aydinlik

PhD student in History and Education

Björn Lundgren

I am a postdoctoral fellow working on AI-ethics.

Björn Åstrand
Bouke de Vries

Postdoctoral research fellow

Bram Vaassen
Caroline Torpe Touborg

I am a postdoc in philosophy, working at the intersection of causation, responsibility, and moral norms.

Charlotta Svonni

Charlotta Svonni is a PhD candidate in History and Education with a focus on Sámi education.

Christer Nordlund

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor of History of Science and Ideas.

Christian Löw
Daniel Lindmark

Professor of Church History at the Faculty of Arts (50 %) and Professor of History and Education at Umeå School of Education (50 %)

Daniela Cutas

I am Senior Lecturer in Practical Philosophy. My main research interests are in bioethics (reproductive ethics in particular) and the philosophy of close personal relationships.

David Loeffler
Elin Forsberg
Elisabeth Raddock
Elise Dermineur Reuterswärd

Social and economic historian of early modern Europe

Ethan Paul Nowak

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Philosophy, and one of the department’s equal opportunities representatives.

Francesca Pilotto

I am a postdoc in environmental archaeology, combining ecological and palaeoecological approaches for the study of biodiversity changes

Fredrik Lindborg
Glenn Sandström

Glenn Sandström is a Docent/Associate Professor researching family dynamics in historical and contemporary perspective.

Ina Lindblom
Inês Félix
Ivanka Hristova

I am senior research assistant at the Environmental Archaeology Lab, working with plant macro-remains.

Jacob Astudillo

Doctoral student in Systematic Theology.

Jacob Isaksson
Jacob Stridsman
Janina Priebe

I am a Senior Research Assistant in Environmental History, with a focus on global environmental issues, sustainability, and natural resources from a historical perspective. 

 

Jenny Eklöf

Associate professor in History of Science and Ideas. In my research I have focused on the interaction between science, politics and the media in a broad sense. 

Johan Linderholm
Jonas Nilsson

I am Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in philosophy.

Jonatan Samuelsson

Writing a thesis on the Swedish controversy over dental amalgam cn mercury poisoning in the 1980's and -90's.

Josefine Wälivaara
Julia Falk
Kalle Grill

I am associate professor in philosophy and director of our B.A. program in Philosophy and Society. I teach and supervise in moral philosophy and political philosophy.

Karin Berber Neutel
Kristian Stoyanov Hristov
Lars Samuelsson

Senior lecturer/associate professor (docent) in philosophy and subject coordinator for the philosophy subject at Umeå University.

Lena Berggren
Linda Edlund
Lotta Vikström

Enjoying an ERC Consolidator Grant (2016-21) I lead a cross-disciplinary team researching how disabilities affect people's participation in society, past and present.

Luise Mirow

I am a PhD student in philosophy. My research is about lying and misleading, considered from a philosophy of language perspective.

Madeleine Hayenhjelm

Madeleine Hayenhjelm (Ph.D, Phil.lic., Royal Institute of Technology) is a senior lecturer in Philosophy and Study Advisor for Philosophy.

Professor of Archaeology

Marcel Quarfood
Maria Berglind

I work as a study administrator for the subjects of History and Archaeolgy.

Marie Lundborg Jonsson
Martin Abreu Zavaleta

I specialize in philosophy of language. I work mainly on philosophical issues pertaining to the nature of communication and attitude ascriptions.

Mats Eriksson
Mats Wahlberg

I am docent in systematic theology. My research is primarily in philosophical- and fundamental theology, but I am also interested in classical dogmatics.  

Mattias Sjölander

PhD student in environmental archaeology, mainly environmental reconstructions and mobility. Project assistant in the SEAD project, responsible for import and quality assurance of data.

Mikael Lundmark
Mikael Rahm
Mikael Winninge

I am Associate Professor in New Testament Exegesis. The focus of my research has been early Jewish texts on the one hand, and identity formation and interpretation of history among early Christians on the other.

Niclas Lindström
Olle Sundström
Per Algander

I teach introductory courses in ethics, metaethics and decision theory. My research focuses on ethics and value theory, especially on moral obligations to future generations.

Per Axelsson
Peter Bennesved

Peter Bennesved is a historian of science and ideas. Bennesved's researh interest concern the history of civil defense during the twentieth-century from a history of technology-perspective.

Peter Holmblad
Peter Lindström
Peter Melander
Petronella Foultier
Philip Buckland

Vice Dean of Arts and Humanities. Director of The Environmental Archaeology Lab and the Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database (SEAD). Senior Lecturer in Environmental Archaeology.

Philip Jerand

I am a PhD student in archaeology studying mobility and spatial organisation at settlements by using archaeological and ethnographical sources combined with chemical, physical and spectral analysis.

Pär Eliasson
Pär Sundström

I am head of subject for philosophy. Min research focuses on different questions in the philosophy of mind. I teach teacher candidates, and students in philosophy and cognitive science.

Samuel Ericson
Samuel Sundvall

PhD student in history, researching the impacts of migration flows in the northern Swedish inland during the 20th century, both on a structural and individual level.

Sandra Olsson

My responsibilities are internal and external communication which include the departments website, calendar, ads, posters and other printed information.

Sara Filppa
Sebastian Östlund

I am a PhD student in philosophy. My research revolves around axiology applied within the field of political philosophy, with a special focus on the capability approach framework.

Simon Berggren

I am a PhD student in History, researching emotions and perceptions of the capital punishment and royal mercy in petitions in 17th and 18th century Sweden.

Simon Lundberg

My name is Simon Lundberg and I work as a doctoral student in History and Education. My research focuses specifically on history teaching in relation to a multi-ethnic classroom context.

Sofi Östman

I work as an archaeobotanist at the Environmental Archaeological Laboratory

Sofia Holmström
Sofia Jeppsson

I am an associate professor of philosophy, with a focus on practical philosophy. My research is centered around free will, moral responsibility, animal ethics and philosophy of psychiatry.

Stefan Gelfgren

I am associate professor of Sociology of Religion and senior lecturer in Didactics of Religion.

Thomas Girmalm
Tomas Lindgren

Professor of Psychology of religion.

Tora Byström
Tord Larsson
Yasemin Menemenli

Ph.D. student in archaeology.

Yuliya Yurchuk

My primary research interests lie in women and gender history from different perspectives: legal, political and social, 1650-1920. Current research, ”End of Love”, investigates Early Modern divorces.