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Ted Svensson

Universitetslektor | Filosofie doktor

Rum: 325
Tel.: 046-2220343



Ted Svensson has worked at the Department since 2009. He obtained his PhD at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. His thesis, titled Meanings of Partition: Production of Postcolonial India and Pakistan, was in 2011 awarded the Political Studies Association’s Lord Bryce Prize for best dissertation in International Relations and/or Comparative Politics. Ted’s general research interests include identity politics, violence, methodology, poststructuralist thought, contemporary South Asia and issues broadly related to constitutive moments. He is, moreover, Associate Editor of Cooperation and Conflict and is presently co-supervising PhD work on divided cities and peacebuilding. 

Svensson, Ted, 2013. Production of Postcolonial India and Pakistan: Meanings of Partition. Abingdon: Routledge. (

Edited volume
Kinnvall, Catarina and Svensson, Ted (eds.), 2014. Governing Borders and Security: The Politics of Connectivity and Dispersal. London: Routledge. (

Articles and book chapters
Svensson, Ted, 2014. 'Humanising the Subaltern: Unbounded Caste and the Limit
s of a Rights Regime'. Third World Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 9, pp. 1691-1708. (DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2014.970861)

Kinnvall, Catarina and Svensson, Ted, 2014. 'Bordering the Indefinite Nation: Pakistan, the Taliban and Desecuritised Religion', in Kinnvall, Catarina and Svensson, Ted (eds.) Governing Borders and Security: The Politics of Connectivity and Dispersal. London: Routledge.

Svensson, Ted, 2013. 'At the Threshold of Order: Responses to the Mumbai Attacks'. Global Society, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 283-298. (DOI: 10.1080/13600826.2013.790790)

Svensson, Ted, 2012. 'Stories of Catastrophe, Traces of Trauma: Indian State Formation and the Borders of Becoming'. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 253-265. (DOI: 10.1177/0304375412450843) 

Svensson, Ted, 2012. 'Regional Security Governance: The Case of South Asia', in Breslin, Shaun and Croft, Stuart (eds.) Comparative Regional Security Governance. London: Routledge.

Kinnvall, Catarina and Svensson, Ted, 2010. 'Hindu Nationalism, Diaspora Politics and Nation-Building in India'. Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 274-292. (DOI: 10.1080/10357711003736451)

Svensson, Ted, 2010. 'Fixing the Elusive: India and the Foreignness of Terror', in Siniver, Asaf (ed.) International Terrorism Post-9/11: Comparative Dynamics and Responses. London: Routledge.

Svensson, Ted, 2009. 'Frontiers of Blame: India’s "War on Terror"'. Critical Studies on Terrorism, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 27-44. (DOI: 10.1080/17539150902752606)

During the autumn, Ted will be teaching on the following modules:

STVC63 Nationalism och främlingsfientlighet ('Nationalism and xenophobia') 
STVA22 (delkurs 1) Statsvetenskaplig metodologi ('Research methods')
STVA22 (delkurs 2) Att bygga demokrati ('To build democracy') 



Senaste nyhetsblänkare (max 3 månader gamla)


Ted Svensson och Catia Gregoratti beviljas två forskningsmånader vardera av samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten för att utveckla sina forskningsidéer till anslagsansökningar. Institutionen gratulerar!


Catarina Kinnvall & Ted Svensson är redaktörer för den nyligen publicerade antologin Governing Borders and Security. The Politics of Connectivity and Dispersal (Routledge) läs mer...