Jonas Stier

Professor Intercultural Studies, School of Languages and Media Studies
Director of Research Intercultural Studies, School of Languages and Media Studies

I am a professor of intercultural studies at the School of Humanities and Media Studies. My research is largely about human identity construction and intercultural interactions in different social and cultural contexts. Currently, I am also involved in a Horizon 2020-project – Accomplissh – aiming at strengthening the position of the humanities and social sciences in Europe. I have also done interdisciplinary research on learning in intercultural settings, the internationalization of higher education and on the construction and communication of gender and ethnicity in Swedish preschools. In these areas I have written a number of books and scientific articles. Previously, I have held professor positions at Mälardalen University (2012-2015) and University of Skövde (2011-2012), senior lecturer positions at Mälardalen University (2004-2011) and Linnaeus University (1992-2004) and visiting positions in Australia, England, Canada and the USA. I completed my doctorate in sociology at Göteborg University in 1998. My teaching largely revolves around my research interests and I often lecture outside the university. As of 2016, I serve as a guest professor of sociology at the School of Health, Care and Social Welfare at Mälardalen University.


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