M.A. (2004), M.Sc. (2012), D.Th. (2010), Excellent Teaching Practitioner ETP (2015)
I am, since the year 2016, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences Education, with a special focus on Religious Education. My doctoral thesis (the University of Gothenburg, 2010) was ”Prayer in Peasant Communities: A Contras of Ideals and Practices” (published by Mellen Press, 2011). Before coming to the University of Borås, I have been working at the University of Gothenburg and Halmstad University; as visiting fellow at Cambridge University, Helsinki University and Lund University; and as school teacher at Upper Secondary schools in Lund, Halmstad and Helsingborg.
My research is organised within the fields of Theology and Educational sciences. These academic fields share a common history, but has in the past decades often been seen as opposites. As researcher in both academic fields, I strive to make them interact and to make contributions in both academic fields. My research is mainly focused on a system level and on higher education.
Educational perspectives on TheologyHow and in what ways are Education used in Theology? How does church denominations work to educate it's clergy? How do priests educate parishioners, and how do the parishioners educate their priests? These kind of questions are at the focal point of my research on educational perspectives on Theology. My academic plattform is Practical Theology, juxtaposed with Educational Science.
Theological perspectives on EducationHow can education in a postsecular society become broader and deeper through the aid of religion? How can hope be found for the future of education through the use of religious perspectives? How can Theological research and practice of Interreligious dialogue and Ethics contribute to a multicultural plural society? Questions such as these are at the heart of my research on Theological perspectives on Education. My stance is within the field of Practical Theology with aims at Educational Research.
Visit my web page. (External link)
Prayer in Peasant Communities: A Contrast of Ideals and Practices
Researchers publications in DiVA (Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet)
Member of the Scientific Council of Pedagogical Work, University of Borås.
Member of the Governing Board of the University of Borås as a teacher representative 2017-2020.
Expert for the Swedish National Encyclopaedia, in the subject of Christianity.
Previous assignmentsExternal reviewer of the Church of Sweden’s Educational Institute and its training in Pastoral Care (2015)
Technical Assistant Editor for The Annuals of Church History in Sweden (2004–2009)
Visiting FellowLund University, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (2005–2016)
Cambridge University, Faculty of Divinity (2008)
The University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology and the Finnish Literary Society (2007)