Peter Bennesved have a doctors degree in History of Science and Ideas. Bennesved's researh interest mainly concern the history of civil defense during the twentieth-century in Sweden as well as in Europe. His dissertation Sheltered Society Civilian Air raid shelters in Sweden — from idea to materiality, 1918-1940 and beyond, concerned the introduction and consolidation of Air raid shelters in Sweden. Bennesved have also published on media history and the history of civil defense propoganda. Bennesved teaches mainly within the field of history of technology.