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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: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 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

Göran Larsson, Simon Sorgenfrei
Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Leiden & Brill , Brill , Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

It’s all about magic”: a fatwa on Harry Potter
Göran Larsson
Religionskunskapsämnet i fokus – utmaningar och möjligheter. Föreningen lärare i religionskunskap, Föreningen lärare i religionskunskap, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Göran Larsson, Simon Sorgenfrei
Stockholm , Liber, Book 2019

Handbook of Leaving Religion
Daniel Enstedt, Göran Larsson, Teemu T. Mantsinen
Leiden ; Boston, Brill , Edited book 2019
Edited book

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Rec. av Cigdem Akyol, Erdogan - en biografi
Göran Larsson
Respons, Book review 2018
Book review


”Digitalisering av nordiska översättningar av Koranen. En rapport från en workshop”
Göran Larsson, Susanne Olsson, Nora S. Eggen, Thomas Hoffmann
CHAOS. Skandinavisk tidsskrift for religionshistoriske studier, Review article 2017
Review article

Göran Larsson, Simon Sorgrenfrei
Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Vol. 9 / Oliver Scharbrodt,‎ Samim Akgonul ,‎ Ahmet Alibasic, Jørgen S. Nielsen, Vytautas Magnus (eds.), Leiden , Brill, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Rec. av Jonas Svensson, Människans Muhammad
Göran Larsson
Kristen Humanism 2018, Book review 2017
Book review

"Vallfärder till Mecka"
Göran Larsson
Röster om hajj (red.) Klas Grinell, Göran Larsson, Maria Löfdahl, Fredrik Skott & Lena Wenner, Göteborg, Institutet för språk och folkminnen i samverkan med Göteborgs universitet och Världskulturmuseet, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Islam and Popular Music
Göran Larsson, Jonas Otterbeck
Christopher Partridge & Marcus Moberg (eds.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music, London , Bloomsbury Academic, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Europe with or without Muslims: Creating and Maintaining Cultural Boundaries
Göran Larsson, Riem Spielhaus
Mats Andrén, Thomas Lindkvist, Ingmar Söhrman och Katharina Vajta (eds), Cultural Borders of Europe: Narratives, Concepts and Practices in the Present and the Past. , New York , Berghahn Books, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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