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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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Åke Sander, Göran Larsson, Dora Kós-Dienes
M. Anwar, J. Blaschke & Å. Sander (eds.), State Policies Towards Muslim Minorities. Sweden, Great Britain and Germany, editionParabolis, Berlin, Chapter in book 2004
Chapter in book



The mobilisation, organisation and institutionalisation of Islam in Sweden 1990 – 2000. From green to blue and yellow Islam?
Åke Sander, Göran Larsson
W. A. R Shadid and P. S. Van Koningsveld, (eds) Religious Freedom and the Neutrality of the State: The Position of Islam in the European Union, Kampen, Nederländerna, Kok Pharos Publishing House, Chapter in book 2002
Chapter in book


Svenska staten och muslimer
Åke Sander, Göran Larsson
Invandrare & Minoriteter. Tidskrift för kultur, politik och debatt , Magazine article 2001
Magazine article

Islam, muslimer och den svenska staten
Åke Sander, Göran Larsson
Minaret. Tidskrift för svensk muslimsk kultur, Magazine article 2001
Magazine article


Ibn García's Shuubiyya letter. Group Identity and Rulership Ideology in Medieval al-Andalus
Göran Larsson
Göteborg, Göteborg University, Doctoral thesis 2000
Doctoral thesis

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