Torsten Janson

Senior Lecturer

Torsten Janson (Ph.D. Islamic Studies) is co-coordinator of  “The Middle East in the Contemporary World” (MECW). His current research interests include: 

  • Islam and Muslim identity in children’s literature (Middle East & diasporas)
  • Multiculturalism and Islamophobia
  • Palestinians and education in Lebanon
  • Visual politics in Turkish Islamism
  • Development of university autonomy (Kazakhstan)

Current Teaching

(Course co-ordinator) CMEN18: Exploring Religion in Contemporary Middle Eastern Societies (Spring 2019)

Previous Teaching

  • Perceptions and Politics of Migration, Asylum and Integration
  • Islam from a Religious, Cultural and Political Perspective
  • Key Methods in Middle Eastern Studies


Books (3)
Articles (6)
Book chapters (13)
Prefaces (1)
Conference contributions (26)
Reports (2)
Newspaper articles (5)
Miscellaneous (1)
Supervision at Lund University (1)

LU Research Portal

Visiting address

Finngatan 16
223 62 Lund

Office hours

Monday   12 - 13
Thursday   9 - 11


Islam and Muslim minorities, Education, Children’s literature, Palestinians in Lebanon, Turkish Islamism