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Göran Larsson

Professor

Göran Larsson
Professor
Religious studies/History of Religions
goran.larsson@lir.gu.se
+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
www.lir.gu.se
lir@lir.gu.se
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

Sweden
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

Religion
Göran Larsson, Simon Sorgenfrei
Stockholm , Liber, Book 2019
Book

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2015

"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

"Power"
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

"Demography"
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

Introduction: Religion and Internet
Daniel Enstedt, Göran Larsson, Vincenzo Pace
Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Religion and Internet / edited by Daniel Enstedt, Göran Larsson and Enzo Pace., Brill, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Apostasy in the West: A Swedish Case Study
Göran Larsson
Accusations of Unbelief in Islam: A Diachronic Perspective on Takfir, eds. Camilla Adang, Hassan Ansari, Maribel Fierro och Sabine Schmidtke, Leiden & Boston , Brill , Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

"Sweden"
Göran Larsson
Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Vol 7, Leiden , Brill , Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

"Religion, religionskritik och religionsvetenskap"
Göran Larsson
Religion & Livsfrågor, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

"Religionswissenschaft" (ed.) Michael Stausberg
Göran Larsson
Religion, Book review 2015
Book review

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