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Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies


Björn Lundgren

I am a postdoctoral fellow working on AI-ethics.

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.

Christian Löw
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.

Ethan Paul Nowak

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

Jonas Nilsson

I am Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in philosophy.

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.

Lars Samuelsson

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

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.

Marcel Quarfood
Martin Abreu Zavaleta

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

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.

Peter Melander
Petronella Foultier
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.

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.

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.