About Me

Photo by Hanna Machs
Photo by Hanna Machs
Photo by Mikael Wallerstedt
I am Professor of Ethics at the Faculty of Theology and one of the three Research Directors at UCRS Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (both at Uppsala University).

 

I teach Ethics at the Faculty of Theology and supervise several doctoral projects (in Ethics). At UCRS Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies  I am leading a very ambitious team of researchers who focus on processes that characterize Russia’s new, social and cultural identity (Identity Formation) and have published extensively in prominent international journals.

 

My current major project is entitled Human Rights as Ethics, Politics and Law. The project questions “Western” conception of human rights and aims to provide ethical analysis of contemporary human rights discourse with particular regard to its communicative aspects. My other project Social Ethics and the Russian Orthodox Tradition examines Russian Orthodox Church’s involvement in Russian politics and aims to suggest a critical analysis from a theological perspective.

 

My most recent publications include Jewish Thought, Utopia, and Revolution (Rodopi, 2014), Universal Rights versus Sharia? Reflections on the Moral and Legal Dimensions of Human Rights Law and Sharia (Religion and Human Rights, 2013), Power and Legitimacy – Challenges from Russia (Routledge, 2012) and Religioand Politik i Ryssland (Swedish Science Press, 2012).

 

I am fluent in Russian, Swedish and English and have published extensively in all three languages.