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Director

Ola Sigurdson

Ola Sigurdson is director of the Centre for Culture and Health since July 1, 2011. He has his main employment as a professor of systematic theology at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion. Sigurdson presented his doctoral thesis within systematical theology in 1996, at the University of Lund, on the Swedish reception of Karl Barth's theology. Since then he has worked in Stockholm, Lund and Uppsala before he came to the University of Gothenburg in 2003 where he is now conducting research within the confines of a programme on religion, culture and health that he also was part of launching.

Sigurdson is the author of around fifteen monographs and anthologies primarily within systematic theology, philosophy of religion and political philosophy. Among the latter works Himmelska kroppar (Heavenly Bodies, Glänta, 2006; English translation by Eerdmans, 2013), Det postsekulära tillståndet (The Post-Secular Condition, Glänta, 2009) and Theology and Marxism in Eagleton and Žižek (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) are prominent. He has been a visiting research professor in Uppsala and Cambridge, England, as well as Princeton, USA (NJ), and is also an active culture columnist.

Read more about Ola Sigurdson on his web page at the Department for Literature, History of Ideas and Religion.

Contact Information

Centre for Culture and Health

Box 200, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

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