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On this page we have gathered researchers at Lund University who have specialised knowledge in social, political and economical issues in India.


Therese Boje Mortensen

Department: Human Rights Studies

Areas of expertise: Human rights, child rights, NGOs, civil society.

Languages: English, Danish and Swedish

Contact information: +46 (0) 793 34 53 01, therese [dot] mortensen [at] mrs [dot] lu [dot] se (therese[dot]mortensen[at]mrs[dot]lu[dot]se)


Catarina Kinnvall

Department: Political Science 

Areas of expertise: Religion, nationalism, populism, gender and radicalisation.   

Languages: English and Swedish 

Contact information:  +46 46-222 80 94, catarina [dot] kinnvall [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (catarina[dot]kinnvall[at]svet[dot]lu[dot]se)  


Maryam Nastar

Department: LUCSUS 

Areas of expertise: Water, heatwaves, urban development, governance, politics of sustainability, inequality. 

Language: English

Contact information: +46 46-222 16 90, maryam [dot] nastar [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se (maryam[dot]nastar[at]lucsus[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Jan Magnusson

Department: School of Social Work

Areas of expertise: Social change, social policy and welfare, social movements, South Asia, Himalaya, Tibetan refugees and social movements in the western Himalayas. 

Languages: English and Swedish

Contact information: +46 46 222 31 61, jan [dot] magnusson [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se (jan[dot]magnusson[at]soch[dot]lu[dot]se)


Johan Miörner

Department: Human Geography 

Areas of expertise: Innovation and sustainability transitions, urban infrastructure transitions, water- and sanitation sector, on-site sanitation systems, wastewater recycling.

Languages: English and Swedish

Contact information: +46 73-506 84 75, johan [dot] miorner [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (johan[dot]miorner[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se)


Ted Svensson

Department: Political Science 

Areas of expertise: Nationalism, conflict, international relations, regional security and cooperation, communalism, imperial history, the Partition. 

Languages: English and Swedish 

Contact information: +46  46-222 03 43, ted [dot] svensson [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (ted[dot]svensson[at]svet[dot]lu[dot]se)

Gateway of India, Mumbai.
Rice field in outside Chennai.
Pigeons in Udaipur.
Ballons at Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai.