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Department of Political Science
Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden

Tel: +46 90 786 50 00

Employees

Abrak Saati, research fellow

Abrak Saati is a senior researcher at the Department of Political Science. 

Anders Lidström, professor

Anders Lidström is Professor in Political Science with a research focus on local, regional and urban politics and governance, in Sweden and in a comparative perspective.

Anna Jarstad, professor

Jarstad is Professor of Peace and conflict studies at Umeå University. She leads an eight-year research program on Varieties of Peace, funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond (2017-2024).

Anna Palmgren Vahlroos, study counsellor (absent)

Programme and Study Advisor at the Department of Political Science. Reception hours Tuesdays at 1-3 pm, appointments outside of reception hours.

Anna Rantala, associate professor
Anna Zachrisson, associate professor

Anna Zachrisson is an Associate Professor in Political Science and her research deals with natural resource and environmental policy and management, in particular in regards to peripheral regions.

Christina Boström, administrator

My responsibility is administration for current PhD Students.

David Feltenius, associate professor

My general research interests concerns 'the politics of aging', central-local government relations and privatizations in the welfare municipality. For a full presentation, please see below!

Dzenan Sahovic, associate professor

Dzenan Sahovic is Associate Professor in Political Science doing research on peace and security and teaching crisis management and peacebuilding. 

Elin Stark, associate professor

PhD within Political Science with an orientation towards educational policy. Teaches public management at The Bachelor Program in Social Work.  

Elisabeth Olivius, associate professor

Elisabeth Olivius is a lecturer in peace and conflict studies. Her research explores how gendered relations of power are produced and reshaped in conflict, displacement and peacebuilding. 

Elsa Reimerson, associate professor

Teacher and researcher in political science with particular focus on environmental politics, conservation, and Indigenous issues.

Eva Leffler, associate professor

I work as Associate professor at the Department of Education and teach and research primarily in school development.

Eva Sundström, associate professor
Ewa Morén, financial administrator

Administrator, finance and education

Frida Grimm, doctoral student

PhD student at the Department of Education. My research interest is teacher school leadership.

Helene Ärlestig, professor

Helene Ärlestig is professor in educational administration and director for Centre for Principal Development

Jessika Wide, associate professor

Jessika Wide is Associate Professor and appointed as Qualified Teacher. Her research interests deals with gender and politics; user influence; and elderly care and marketization.

Johan Hellström, associate professor

Johan Hellström is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Political Science and researching on political parties and governments in Europe.

Johanna Frank, study administrator (absent)
Katarina Eckerberg, professor

Katarina Eckerberg is professor in political science. Her expertise comprises environmental, climate and natural resource policy and politics at global, national and local level.

Katarina Norberg, associate professor

Katarina Norberg is an Associate Professor in Education at the Centre for Principal Development, Umeå University  Sweden.

Katarina Roos, associate professor
Lars Norqvist, associate professor

Senior lecturer at the Centre for Principal Development (CPD), Department of Political sciences

Lena Wennberg, associate professor
Linn Antonsson, education administrator
Magnus Blomgren, associate professor

Magnus Blomgren is associated professor in Political Science and Head of Department for the Political Science Department at Umeå University.

Magnus Larsson, associate professor
Malin Nygren, study counsellor
Malin Åkebo, research fellow (absent)
Maria Wester, associate professor

Pedagogic developer, Ph D in Educational Work.

Marie Karling, adjunct lecturer
Marie Olsson, human resources coordinator

HR-support at Department of Political Science, Centre for Principal Development and Umeå Centre for genusstudies.

Niklas Eklund, associate professor
Patrik Johansson, associate professor

Patrik Johansson works with allocation of teaching assignments, administration of education, and educational development. He teaches and conducts research in peace and conflict studies.

Pär Poromaa Isling, associate professor (absent)
Rasmus Karlsson, associate professor

Dr Rasmus Karlsson is an Associate Professor in political science. He has published widely on climate mitigation policy, development ethics, and global affairs from an ecomodernist perspective.

Rolf Hugoson, associate professor

Two theoretical themes characterize my research: policy analysis and rhetorical theory. Empirically, there are three fields of interest: Cultural policy; Diplomacy & armed conflict; Urban history.

Sezen Atik Gumuscu, financial administrator
Ulf Leo, associate professor

Dr Ulf Leo is associate professor of Sociology of Law with a special focus on Educational Leadership. He is deputy head at the Centre for Principal Development. 

Veronica Strandh, research fellow (absent)