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Department of Geography


Aina Tollefsen
Andreas Back

I am a senior lecturer and research fellow. My research is mainly focused on second-home tourism and its spatially varying impacts on housing markets and public planning. 

Carina Keskitalo

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).

Cecilia Gustafsson
Cenk Demiroglu
Charlotta Hedberg

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

Dieter Müller

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

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
Emelie Hane-Weijman

Doing research on labour market changes, labour mobility and regional development and resilience. Hold a postdoc position in geography and affiliated with the Centre for regional science (CERUM).

Emma Landby

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

Emma Lundholm

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

Erika Sandow

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

Hampus Forsman
Heather Mackay
Håkan Appelblad
Irma Olofsson

I am a Phd-Student in human geography. My research is about seasonal labour migration to agrarian sector and rural development. 

Linda Lundmark
Lotta Brännlund
Louise Eriksson

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

Madeleine Eriksson

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

Magnus Strömgren
Marco Eimermann

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

Mari Nuga
Rikard Eriksson

Professor of Economic Geography with special interest in employment, structural change and regional development. Associate head of department (Geography) and co-director at CERUM.

Roger Marjavaara

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.

Sania Dzalbe
Sofia Eriksson
Therese Danley

PhD candidate in Geography, with a specialization in economic geography

Örjan Pettersson