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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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The Egyptian Writer Ala al-Aswani and the Concept of Nation: The Novel The Yacoubian Building
Göran Larsson
Sebastian Günther & Stephan Milleh (eds.) Representations and Visions of Homeland in Modern Arabic Literature. , Hildesheim, George Olms Verlag, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Islamophobia in Sweden: Muslim Advocacy and Hate-Crime Statistics
Göran Larsson, Simon Stjernholm
Fear of Muslims? International Perspectives on Islamophobia, edited by Douglas Pratt & Rachel Woodlock, Cham, Springer, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Förord till den svenska utgåvan av Islamisk historia - en kort introduktion av Adam J. Silverstein
Göran Larsson
Islamisk historia - en kort introduktion av Adam J. Silverstein, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Other 2016


Förfinar arbetet mot rasism
Marie Demker, Göran Larsson, Christer Matsson, Helena Lindholm Schulz, Sara Stendahl et al.
Göteborgs-Posten, Newspaper article 2015
Newspaper article

"Hadith al-ifk in one Contemporary Western Novel"
Göran Larsson
Den trogne arbetaren i vingården. Festskrift till Bo Claesson / red. Staffan Olofsson, Göteborg, LIR.Skrifter, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Göran Larsson
Robert A. Segal & Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.) Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, Leiden & Boston, Brill , Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Göran Larsson
Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, edited by Robert A. Segal & Kocku von Stuckrad, Leiden & Boston, Brill , Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

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