Prof Lena Roos

Professor Lena Roos is professor of the Study of Religions at Södertörn University. Among her research interests are Judaism, Interreligious coexistence (especially during the Middle Ages), Teaching religion (especially through role play and excursions), The historiography of History of Religions, Religion and popular culture, Religion and food, Religion and sexuality, and Religion and gardening. In the past Professor Roos has taught at Uppsala University (Faculties of Theology and Languages), Stockholm School of Theology, University College of Gävle, and Lund University. Before her doctoral training she worked as a journalist.

Prof Anne Kubai

Professor Anne Kubai is associate professor of World Christianity and Interreligious Studies. Currently, she is a researcher at the school of Historical and Contemporary Studies in Södertörn University, Sweden. She is Professor Extraordinarius at UNISA, Institute of Gender Studies, South Africa. She is also a Research Fellow in the Discipline Group Practical Theology and Missiology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Kubai worked in Kenya and Rwanda for many years. She has served as a visiting professor in several institutions. She worked as Research Director for Life; Peace Institute, an International Ecumenical Centre for Peace Research and Action in Uppsala, Sweden. Prof Kubai also worked as a Senior Social Scientist at the Division of Global Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Until recently she was a researcher at the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research on Racism (CEMFOR) at the Department of Theology, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Professor Kubai’s research interests include religion, peace and conflict, genocide and mass atrocities, gender, transitional justice, international migration, human trafficking and sexual violence, and psychosocial studies. A great deal of her work has focused on peacebuilding and reconciliation after mass violence/grave violations of human rights. She has a keen interest in the way spiritualties/religions (indigenous and others) shape social-political developments, post-conflict social reconstruction and the sustainability discourse in addressing historical trauma. Kubai has published numerous academic journal articles, co-edited books, contributions to anthologies, popular science articles and research blogs. She has produced two documentaries: Female Warriors: Production by Anne Kubai, 2017 and Reformed Raiders: Production by Anne Kubai, 2017. She also appeared in the a number of documentaries including Ordinary Savage: The Origins of Violence and Hurt Feelings (2018). “A hard-hitting documentary about humans… and Folkmord I Rwanda: Swedish Radio,

Prof David Thurfjell

Professor David Thurfjell is professor in the Study of religion at Södertörn university, Stockholm. His research deals, on the one hand, with historical Islam and Christianity and the implementation of texts and dogmatics in everyday life among contemporary Muslims and Christians, and, on the other, on the existential dimensions of nature contact and world view-related aspects of the environmental crisis.

Professor Thurfjell has published widely within these fields and he has been project leader and research fellow in a number of international research projects about them: including The relocation of transcendence, Religious ambiguities on the urban scene and Enchanted identities funded by Baltic Sea foundation; Enchanted ecologies funded by Danish research council; Negotiating knowledge: Muslims between competing worldviews, The Muslim majority funded by Swedish Research Council, and Muslims and secularity and Philosophy, Jurisprudence and Society funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond.

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