Movements, Ethics, and Participation
Current research and teaching
My research is about exploring possibilities for equality, inclusion and solidarity. I believe this requires learning new ways of thinking and practicing democracy. We can learn a lot from the experiences of people who have struggled for change in different parts of the world and in different times. How have they contested domination and exploitation? How did they mobilize collectively? How have they changed the ways people look at the world? And what institutional changes made a difference to their struggle?
I frequently participate in debates and publishing on social movements, democratic innovation, and green ideas. I have recently published a book on urban participatory democracy projects and co-edited a volume on everyone's right to housing. I'm currently leading a project on the possibilities of sustainable and solidaric farming practices in Europe, funded by the Swedish Research Council.
Apart from these ongoing projects, I'm interested to work with others to understand the possibilities to mobilize broad-based antiracist movements. I'm looking to gather and assess different strategies based on research on movements and democratic institutions. I also gladly participate in collective discussions on masculinity, privilege, and men's roles in feminist movements.
In my previous research I have examined, among other things, discourses on riots, feminist and democratic activism in the Middle East, participatory budgeting in South America, the room for critical reflection in higher education, and environmental movements. I'm happy to discuss and collaborate in research on these themes.
I teach and supervise on topics such as democracy, public administration, social movements, political theory and qualitative methods.
Ph.D. Uppsala University 2014. I've previously been affiliated with the Department of Sociology at New York University, the Center for Social Movement Studies in Florence, the Institute for Urban Research at Malmö University, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Lund, and I've been a "Visiting Democracy Fellow" at Harvard Kennedy School 2017-2019. I joined the Department of Political Science at Lund University in 2021.
Gender and Politics, Global Political Thought, Environmental Politics Research Group, and Public Administration Theory
Areas of expertise:
Protests, inequality, antiracism, the far right, feminist ethics, segregation, urban politics, and contemporary political theory.
Displaying of publications. Sorted by year, then title.