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Catarina Kinnvall


Statsvetenskap och Politisk Psykologi


  • Globalisering och internationella relationer
  • Politisk Psykologi
  • Religion och nationalism


Pågående forskning

Kinnvalls forskning är fokuserad på frågor kring globalisering och säkerhet, religion och nationalism samt migration och politisk psykologi med ett specifikt fokus på Sydasien och Europa. Hon är redaktör för tidskriften Political Psychology och före detta Vice President för International Society of Political Psychology. Bland hennes publikationer finns Bordering Securities: The Politics of Connectivity and Dispersion (co-ed, med Ted Svensson, Routledge 2014); ‘Borders, Security and (Global) Governance’, (2013, special issue ed.) Global Society, 27(3); The Political Psychology of Globalization: Muslims in the West (co-author, Oxford University Press 2011); Globalization and Religious Nationalism in India: The Search for Ontological Security (Routledge 2006).




  1. Kinnvall, CGoverning Global Subjectivities: Transnational Activism, Resistance and Subalternity, with Ted Svensson, in progress.
  2. The Political Psychology of Globalization: Muslims in the West, with Paul Nesbitt-Larking, (2011) Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press.
  3. Globalization and Religious Nationalism in India: The Search for Ontological Security (2006), London: Routledge.
  4. Cultural Diffusion and Political Learning: The Democratization of China, (1995), Lund, Studentlitteratur.

Redigerade volymer

  1. Urbanization and Migration in Transnational India: Democracy, Minorities and the Politics of Identities (forthcoming 2015), edited with Surinder S. Jodkha, Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  2. Governing Borders and Security: The Politics of Connectivity and Dispersal, (2014) edited with Ted Svensson, London: Routledge
  3. Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology (2014), co-edited with Tereza Capelos, Henk Dekker and Paul Nesbitt-Larking, London: Palgrave.
  4. On Behalf of Others: The Psychology of Care in a Global World, (2009), co-edited with Kristen Monroe and Sarah Scuzzarello. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  5. Globalization and Democratization in Asia: The Construction of Identity, (2002), edited with Kristina Jönsson, London, Routledge.


  1. ‘Governing a Common World: Subaltern pasts and the inner-worldiness of the Tablighi-Jamaat, under review for International Political Sociology.
  2. ‘Narratives of (In)Security: Nationhood, Culture, Religion and Gender: Introduction to Special Issue’, (forthcoming, April 2015), special issue editor together with Molly Andrews and Kristen Monroe, Political Psychology.
  3. ‘Borders, Security and (Global) Governance: Introduction to Special Issue’, (2013) special issue editor, Global Society,, issue 27:3, 2013, pp- 261-268.
  4. ‘Securitizing Citizenship: (B)ordering practices and strategies of resistance’, (2013) with Paul Nesbitt-Larking, Global Society, issue 27:3. 2013, pp. 337-359.
  5.  ‘Re-Bordering France and Denmark: Narratives and practices of border-construction in two European countries’, (2013) with Sarah Scuzzarello, Mobilities, issue 8, no. 1, 2013, pp. 90-106.
  6. ‘European Trauma: Governance and the psychological moment’, Alternatives, vol. 27, no. 3. 2012, pp.266-281.
  7. ’The Discursive Frames of Political Psychology’ (2012), with Paul Nesbitt-Larking, Political Psychology, vol. 33, issue 1, 2012, pp. 45-59.
  8. ’Contested Citizenship Strategies: Young Muslims in the West’ (2011), with Paul Nesbitt-Larking, Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, vol. 12, issue 3, pp. 271-290.
  9. ‘Pakistan: Inside and Outside Threats’, (2010), Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law, vol. 6. Issue 2, 2010, pp. 3-29.
  10. ‘The Political Psychology of (De)Securitization: Place-making strategies in Denmark, Sweden and Canada’ (2010), with Paul Nesbitt-Larking, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28, 1051-1071.
  11. "Dialogical Selves between Security and Insecurity: Migration, multiculturalism and the challenge of the global", (2010) with Jitka Linden, Theory and Psychology, 20(5).
  12. ‘Hindu Nationalism, Diaspora Politics and Nation-Building in India’, (2010) with Ted Svensson, Australian Journal of International Relations, 64(3): 274-292.
  13. ‘Security, Subjectivity and Space in Postcolonial Europe: Muslims in the diaspora’, (2010) with Paul Nesbitt-Larking, European Security, 18(3): 305-326.
  14. ‘Politisk Psykologi och Internationell Politik’ (2009). Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 2009:1.
  15. ‘Women as Symbols in Religious Discourse(s): Feminist Perspectives on Gender and Indian Religions’, (2004), with Sidsel Hansson, Chakra, Vol. 1. No. 1. March 2004.
  16. ‘Globalization and Religious Nationalism: Self, identity and the search for Ontological Security’, Political Psychology, Vol. 25, No. 4, October 2004.
  17. ‘Hindunationalismens Uppgång och Fall’, Internationella Studier, No. 3, Fall 2004.
  18. ‘Nationalism, Religion and the Search for Chosen Traumas: Comparing Sikh and Hindu identity construction’, (2002), Ethnicities, Vol. 2, No. 1, March 2002.
  19. ‘Global Democratization; Transitions from authoritarian rule during 1989-1991’, Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, No. 1, 1993, (with Anders Uhlin).

Kapitel i redigerade volymer

  1. Securitizing Religion: The destabilization of Pakistan’ (2014), with Ted Svensson, in Kinnvall & Svensson, Bordering Securities: The Governing of Connectivity and Dispersal, London: Routledge .
  2. ‘Trauma and the Politics of Fear: Europe at the Crossroads’, (2013) in Nicolas Demertiz, Emotions and Politics, London: Palgrave.
  3. ‘Religious Fundamentalism and Radical Islam in Europe and Beyond’, (2014) in T. Capelos, H. Dekker, C. Kinnvall & P. Nesbitt-Larking, Handbook of Global Political Psychology, London: Palgrave.
  4. ‘Religion and Deep Multiculturalism: Toward a cosmopolitical ethics of engagement’, (2014), in Maria Rovisco and Sebastian Kim (eds), Cosmopolitanism, Religion and the Public Sphere, London: Routledge.
  5. ’Concluding Remarque’, (2013) in Thalia Magioglou, Culture and Political Psychology: A societal perspective, Charlotte, USA: Information Age Publishers.
  6. ‘Dialogicality and the (De)Securitization of Self: Globalization, migration and multicultural politics’, (2011) with Sarah Scuzzarello, in Mariann Märtsin et al. Dialogical Science: The Self in Society, Culture and Society. New York: Nova Sciences Publishers.
  7. ‘Hinduism’, (2011) in J. Modhe and Dan-Erik Andersson, Religion och Mänskliga Rättigheter, Malmö: Liber.
  8. ‘Citizenship Regimes and Identity Strategies Among Young Muslims in Europe’, (2010) with P. Nesbitt-Larking in A. Azzi, X. Chryssochoou, B. Klandermans, and B. Simon (eds.). Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies – A Multidisciplinary Perspective. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  9. ’Diaspora Groups, Transnational Activism and Democratic Legitimacy’, (2010) with Bo Petersson, in Anders Uhlin and Eva Erman, Legitimacy Beyond the State? Re-examining the Democratic Credentials of Transnational Actors, London: Palgrave.
  10. ‘Gender, Globalization and Diaspora Politics’ (2010), in Pauline Stoltz, Marina Svensson, Sun Zhongxien, Qi Wang (eds.), Gender, Global Citizenship and Human Rights: Perspectives from China and the Nordic Countries, London: Routledge.
  11. ‘Gender, Multiculturalism and Religious Discourse(s): Women as Symbols in Hindu Nationalism’, in Helle Rydström (ed.) (2010), Gender Inequalities, Denmark & Washington: NIAS & Washington University Press.
  12. ‘Introduction’, in Sarah Scuzzarello, Catarina Kinnvall och Kristen Monroe (eds.) (2009), On Behalf of Others: The Psychology of Care in a Global World. New York: Oxford University Press.
  13. ‘Care and the transformative potential of ethics’, in Sarah Scuzzarello, Catarina Kinnvall, Kristen Monroe (red.) (2009), On Behalf of Others: The Psychology of Care in a Global World. New York: Oxford University Press.
  14. ‘Political psychology, foreign policy and conflict analysis’ (2009), in Karin Aggestam and Magnus Jerneck (eds), Diplomacy in Theory and Practice. Malmö: Liber.
  15. ‘Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’, (2008) in Jenny Edkins and Nick Vaughan-Williams (eds.), Critical Theorists and International Relations, London: Routledge.
  16. ‘Civilizations, Neo-Gandhianism and the Hindu Self, (2007) in Martin Hall and Patrick Jackson (red.), Civilizational Identity: The production and Reproduction of ‘Civilizations’ in International Relations, United States: Palgrave.
  17. ‘Globalization and Religious Nationalism: Self, Identity and the Search for Ontological Security’, (2007) reprinted from Political Psychology in John D.Daniels and Jeffrey A. Krug (red.) Globalization and Business, vol.1-3. London: Sage.
  18. ‘Ledarskap i den Samhällsvetenskapliga Debatten: Statsvetenskapens ställning i USA och Europa’, in Christer Jönsson and Magnus Jerneck (eds.) (2006), I Ledande Ställning: Vänbok till Lars-Göran Stenelo. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
  19. ‘Postmodernism’, in Jonas Tallberg & Jakob Gustavsson, (eds.) (2006), Internationell Politik, Lund, Studentlitteratur.
  20. ‘Not Here, Not Now’: The Absence of a European Perestroika Movement’, in Kristen Monroe (ed.), (2005), Perestroika!: The Raucous Rebellion in Political Science, New Haven, Yale University Press.
  21. ‘Globalization, Identity and the Search for Chosen Traumas’, (2003) in Ken Hoover (ed.) The Future of Identity: Centennial Reflections on the Legacy of Erik Erikson, Kentucky, Lexington Press.
  22. ‘Identitetsstudier – En Översikt’, (2003) in B. Petersson & A. Robertson (red.), Identitetsstudier i Praktiken, Malmö, Liber.
  23. ‘Analyzing the Global-Local Nexus’, (2002), in C. Kinnvall & K. Jönsson, (eds.), Globalization and Democratization in Asia: The Construction of Identity, London, Routledge.
  24. ‘The Global-Local Nexus Revisited: Constructing Asia in Times of Globalization’ (2002), in C. Kinnvall & K. Jönsson, (eds.), Globalization and Democratization in Asia: The Construction of Identity, London, Routledge.
  25. ‘What is Political Psychology?’, (2001) with Morton Deutsch, in Kristen Monroe (ed.) Political Psychology, United States, Erlbaum Press.


  1. Pakistan – A Ticking Bomb? Study Visit Report commissioned by EUR-ASIA Network, May 2009.
  2. A Study of Policy Diffusion in Developing Countries’, IHCAR (International Health Care Research), March 1996.
  3. ‘A Study of Democratic Developments and Human Rights in China’, SIDA, May 1996.



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