Human Rights Studies

Department of History | The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology


I am Assistant Professor of Human Rights Studies. My background is Ethics and I wrote my doctoral thesis on Global Ethics. My teaching is first and foremost on human rights and its relation to ethics and religion.

Besides a doctor's degree in religous studies I also hold a master's degree in political science. I have also graduated from school of education in social sciences and religious studies for the Swedish "gymnasieskola" (students aged 16-19).

Besides human rights I have also teached at courses on politics and religion, political theology, global ethics and religiously motivated teorrorism. Between 2003-2009 I was Director of Studies for the Department of Human Rights Studies.


About the research

After my PhD in ethics I taught, researched and functioned as Director of Studies at the Department of Human Rights Studies. In 2010 I moved to CMES and worked as Co-Director until 2014. From 2015 to 2018 I was concentrating fully on teaching and research. My research at CMES is first and foremost focused on the Middle East in Sweden. I have been studying the meeting between Swedish temperance movement and immigrants from the Middle East. I am also performing research on Swedish football teams with connections to the Middle East, such as Assyriska FF, Syrianska FC, Dalkurd and Skånekurd. I also do research on Christians from and in the Middle East, especially Assyrians and Syriacs from Turkey, Iraq and Syria.

Together with Ronny Berndtsson, professor of Water Resources Engineering I have performed a multi-disciplinary study on Hydrosolidarity in the Nile Basin with funding from the Pufendorf Institute.

From 2019 I am back at Human Rights studies. Together with Johanna Gustafsson Lundberg I am doing research on unaccomanied minors in Sweden and their relations to caring institutions (i.e. schools, caring homes, social services, guardians). The research is partly funded by LMK-foundation and the Middle East in a Contemporary World (MECW).


Books (2)
Editorships (4)
Articles (4)
Book chapters (12)
Conference contributions (8)
Reports (3)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (4)
Newspaper articles (6)
Miscellaneous (3)

Research portal (Lund University)


Dan-Erik Andersson

Senior Lecturer
Human Rights Studies
Department of History

Contact information

E-mail dan-erik.anderssonmrs.luse

Room LUX:A227

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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