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Malena Rosén Sundström

Phd | Senior Lecturer

Political Science
Qualified Teaching Practitioner

Main research or teaching areas

  • Feminist foreign policy
  • Political parties
  • Negotiations in the EU
  • Swedish EU-politics

Current teaching and research

My main areas of interest are feminist foreign policy, decision-making and negotiations in the European Union, Swedish EU-politics, party politics, deliberative democracy and political psychology.

Together with my colleague Ekatherina Zhukova, I lead the research project "Sweden as a norm entrepreneur: The case of the Feminist Foreign Policy", financed by Riksbanken (2020-2022). More Information about the project is found here.  Our colleague Ole Elgström acts as senior advisor on the project.

Previously, I have headed the research project "Political participation among young people – from party members to social media activists?" (with Hanna Bäck, Department of Political Science LU; Nils Gustafsson, Department of Strategic Communication LU and Emma Bäck, Department of Psychology, Gothenburg University), financed by Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. 

I defended my Doctoral Thesis, "Förankring av socialdemokratisk EU-politik - med rum för demokratisk debatt?" in 2009 (which is available in full text here). It concerns the Swedish Social Democratic party’s handling of the issues of EU- and EMU-membership.

I teach European Integration (bachelor level), European Governance (Master level) and three web-based courses (first term level).


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Malena Rosén Sundström
E-mail: malena [dot] rosen_sundstrom [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Senior lecturer

Department of Political Science

+46 46 222 49 94



Department of Political Science
Lund University
Visiting address: Allhelgona kyrkogata 14 (House: Eden)
Postal address: Box 52, SE-221 00 LUND
Telephone: +46 46-222 89 52

Faculty of Social Sciences