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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

Building Blocks of Religion. Critical Applications and Future Prospects
Göran Larsson, Andreas Nordin, Jonas Svensson
Sheffield & Bristol, Equinox, Edited book 2020
Edited book

“By way of Introduction”
Göran Larsson, Andreas Nordin, Jonas Svensson
Building Blocks of Religion. Critical Applications and Future Prospects / Edited by Göran Larsson, Jonas Svensson, Andreas Nordin , Sheffield & Bristol , Equinox, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

“Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Anlysing the Reception of and Debate over the Building Block Approach”
Göran Larsson
Building Blocks of Religion. Critical Applications and Future Prospects. Sheffield: Equinox (eds. Göran Larsson, Jonas Svensson & Andreas Nordin), Sheffield & Bristol, Equinox, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

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

Hugo Mercier & Dan Sperber, Förnuft och fördom – Varför vi tänker som vi gör
Göran Larsson
Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap, Book review 2019
Book review

It’s all about magic”: a fatwa on Harry Potter
Göran Larsson
Religionskunskapsämnet i fokus – utmaningar och möjligheter / [ed] Franck, Olof, Hall, Emma & Lilljefors Persson, Bodil, Malmö, Föreningen lärare i religionskunskap, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Göran Larsson, Simon Sorgenfrei
Stockholm , Liber, Book 2019

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"Claes Rålamb"
Göran Larsson
Christian-Muslim Relations: A Biographical History, vol. 8. Northern and Eastern Europe (1600-1700), edited by David Thomas and John Chesworth , Leiden , Brill , Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

En semantisk och lexikal analys av roten R-D-D i svenska översättningar av Koranen
Göran Larsson
Chaos. Dansk-norsk tidsskrift for religionhistoriske studier, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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

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