Dan-Erik Andersson


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 have functioned as Co-Director until 2014. From 2015 I am concentrating fully on teaching and research. I am responsible for the masters course Religion, Culture and Politics in the Middle East (MOSN28).

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.


Books (2)
Editorships (3)
Articles (3)
Book chapters (9)
Conference contributions (8)
Reports (3)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (4)
Newspaper articles (5)
Miscellaneous (3)


+46 46 222 9225
+ 46 722 44 22 44

Visiting address

Finngatan 16
223 62 Lund

Visiting hours

By appointment

Areas of Expertise

Middle East in Sweden (alcohol consumption/Temperance Movement, football), Christians in the Middle East, Hydrosolidarity, History of Human Rights.