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Göran Larsson


Göran Larsson
Religious studies/History of Religions
+46 31 786 5315

Room number: E314a
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 41256 Göteborg

Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 412 56 Göteborg

About Göran Larsson

I am a professor in Religious Studies and deputy dean for the Faculty of Arts. While my research is focused primarily on Islam and Muslims in Europe, I have also written about Islamic theology, Quranic studies and issues related to religion and the media. 

Although I did my PhD in Religious Studies at the University of Gothenburg, I have also held positions at Uppsala University and Södertörn University, and have been a guest researcher at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands (spring 2004). Between 2011 and 2014 I was affiliated with the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo, Norway.

I am conducting research into Muslims in Europe (especially in Sweden). I am contracted to write the volume for Brill’s Islamic legal document (Sweden); this project is done together with Dr Mosa Sayed at the university of Uppsala, Sweden

I am responsible for one externally funded research project on apostasy and Islam, i.e. people leaving Islam and Muslim debates about apostasy in both history and contemporary times. This project is funded by the Swedish Research foundation (VR). I am also part of a second reserach project on how the current conflicts in the Middle East have an impact on Swedish schools (VR). Besides these projects I am also part of a large reserach project on the display of Islam in European Museums. 


Latest publications

Mosques, Muslims, Methods: The Role of Mosques in Research about Muslims in Europe
Torkel Brekke, Lene Kühle, Göran Larsson, Tuomas Martikainen
Journal of Muslims in Europe, Journal article 2019
Journal article

It's Not mana, It's High Gods! Another Conceptual History or Another Explanation, but a similar problem
Göran Larsson
Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, Review article 2019
Review article

“Let’s talk about apostasy! Swedish Imams, Apostasy Debates, and Police Reports on Hate Crimes and (De)conversion.”
Göran Larsson
Karin van Nieuwkerk (ed.) Moving in and out of Islam. , Austin, University of Texas Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Göran Larsson, Simon Sorgenfrei
Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Leiden & Boston, Brill, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

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Andra anti-religiösa hatbrott och diskriminerande attityder
Göran Larsson, Simon Sorgenfrei
Stockholm, Myndigheten för stöd till trossamfund (SST)/Segerstedtinstitutet/Göteborgs universitet, Report 2018

“Mening och tolkning, eller vad kan det betyda att översätta Tranströmer till arabiska?”
Göran Larsson
"“Må de nu förklara...” Om bibeltexter, religion, litteratur", (red.) Rosmarie Lillas-Shuil, Gunnar Samuelsson, Georg Walser & Tobias Ålöw, Göteborg, LIR skrifter Varia, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Göran Larsson
Muslimer i Sverige (red.) Eli Göndör, Stockholm, Timbro, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

“Studying Islamic theology at European universities”
Göran Larsson
Imams in Western Europe. Developoments, Transformations, and Institutional Challenges, (eds.) Mohammed Hashas, Jan Jaap de Ruiter and Niels Valdemar Vinding , Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

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