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Department of Geography


Aina Tollefsen, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Andreas Back, postgraduate student

I am a doctoral student in human geography. I research second-home tourism, with particular focus on how this form of tourism impacts public planning and housing markets.

Carina Keskitalo, professor

E. Carina H. Keskitalo is Professor of Political Science with a focus on environmental policy (eight books and over a hundred peer-reviewed scientific articles/book chapters).

Cenk Demiroglu, senior research assistant
Charlotta Hedberg, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Charlotta Hedberg is Associate Professor and lecturer. Her research focusses on migration in relation to international labour, transnational networks and downshifting.

Czeslaw Adamiak, lecturer, visiting
Desirée Enlund, postgraduate student

PhD candidate in Human Geography in the borderland between political, economic and feminist geography.

Dieter Müller, professor

I am Deputy Vice-Chancellor of research and postgraduate education within the social sciences and humanities at Umeå University. I am also professor of social and economic geography.

Doris Carson, research fellow (assistant professor)

Doris Carson is a human geographer with an interest in the socio-economic development of small communities in sparsely populated areas in the northern inland of Sweden and the Outback of Australia.

Dorothee Bohn, postgraduate student
Einar Holm, professor, senior
Emma Landby, postgraduate student

PhD candidate in human geography focusing on transport mobility. Teaching tourism courses.

Emma Lundholm, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Associate Professor and lecturer in Human Geography, doing reserach on interregional migration in Sweden. Teaching Population Geography on bachelor and advanced level.

Erika Sandow, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Researching the area of population mobility, such as commuting and migration, and teaches courses in spatial planning, GIS and quantitative methods.

Håkan Appelblad, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Irma Olofsson, postgraduate student
Linda Lundmark, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Louise Eriksson, researcher

Louise Eriksson is a docent in psychology and work as a researcher in environmental psychology.

Madeleine Eriksson, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Most recent research project is about the housing situation for newly arrived refugees. Teaching classes in planning and qualitative methods

Magnus Strömgren, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Marcin Rataj, postgraduate student
Marco Eimermann, research fellow (assistant professor)

My research is based on interviews in sparsely populated areas about incoming entrepreneurs’ contributions to rural development.

Mari Nuga, postdoctor
Rikard Eriksson, professor

Researches on spatial dimesions of employment, structural change and growth. Co-director for Center for Regional Science (CERUM) and the director of graduate studies in human geography.

Robert Nilsson, postgraduate student
Roger Marjavaara, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Dr. Roger Marjavaara is associate professor in tourism geography. He is coordinator of the tourism programme. Focus of the research is towards the causes and effect of human mobility.

Therese Danley, postgraduate student

PhD candidate in human geography with a focus on social and economic geography

Zoltán Elekes, senior research assistant

PhD in economics, doing research on topics of evolutionary economic geography and social networks. Currently studying the role of co-worker networks in the wage-mobility of low-wage workers in Sweden.

Örjan Pettersson, senior lecturer (associate professor)