Torsten Hylén

Torsten Hylén

Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Senior Lecturer History of Religion, Religious Studies

I got my Th.D. in the history of religions from Uppsala University in 2007. I have been working at Dalarna University since 1996, where I am presently associate professor in religious studies.

My research mainly concerns the early history of Islam with emphasis on the formative period of Shi`ism. At present, I am working with a three year research project on this subject, financed by Riksbankens jubileumsfond until 2022. I have also written about theoretical issues within the history of religions and the didactics of religion, and I have been involved in a project about the work against violent extremism in Sweden.


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