Skip to content

Faculty and staff


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

Tel: +46 90 786 50 00


Abrak Saati, researcher

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.

Anderz Andersson, senior lecturer (associate professor)
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 guidance counsellor

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

Anna Rantala, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Anna Zachrisson, senior lecturer (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.

Auvikki de Boon, teaching assistant
Björn Ahlström, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Christina Boström, administrator, department

My responsibility is administration for current PhD Students.

David Feltenius, senior lecturer (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, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Elin Andersson, other position

I work as a Communication Officer at the faculty of Social Science, Deans Office.

Elin Stark, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Elisabeth Olivius, senior lecturer (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, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Eva Leffler, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Eva Sundström, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Ewa Morén, administrator, finance

Administrator, finance and education

Frida Grimm, postgraduate student

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

Gudrun Svedberg, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Helene Ärlestig, professor

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

Ingmarie Munkhammar, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Irina Mancheva, postgraduate student
Jennie Brandén, postgraduate student
Jenny Hedström, senior research assistant
Jessika Wide, senior lecturer (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, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Johanna Frank, administrator, study (absent)
Jonas Lindahl, postgraduate student
Kalle Eriksson, postgraduate student
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, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Katarina Roos, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Kristina Ödmark, university lecturer, adjunct
Lars Norqvist, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Lena Wennberg, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Lina Sidenhag, university lecturer
Linn Antonsson, administrator, education
Magda Cardenas, postgraduate student
Magnus Blomgren, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Magnus Fjellström, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Magnus Larsson, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Malin Åkebo, researcher (absent)
Malin Österlind, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Malin E Wimelius, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Maria Wester, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Pedagogic developer, Ph D in Educational Work.

Marie Karling, university lecturer, adjunct
Marie Olsson, HR coordinator

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

Matilda Miljand, postgraduate student
Niklas Eklund, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Patrik Johansson, senior lecturer (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.

Peter Högstadius, university lecturer, senior
Péteris F Timofejevs, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Petronella Sirkka, university lecturer, adjunct
Philippa Barnes, postgraduate student
Pär Poromaa Isling, senior lecturer (associate professor) (absent)
Rasmus Karlsson, senior lecturer (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, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Sara Lyrenäs, university lecturer
Sezen Atik Gumuscu, administrator, finance
Staffan Ingmanson, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Ulf Leo, senior lecturer (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. 

Viveca Stenkula Dahl, university lecturer, adjunct