Anna Lydia Svalastog

Anna Lydia Svalastog

Anna Lydia Svalastog

Associated researcher

Anna Lydia Svalastog received her PhD from the Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University in 1998, on a thesis about abortion and gender construction. Her Post Doc work concerned modernity, identity and embodiment funded by the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation. And subsequently worked on another Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation-project about ethics and risk management discourses of genetic science and gene technology. Following her first assignment at CRB in 2000, she worked in Life Science at Umeå University from 2001 to 2004 funded by Swegene and WCM and became Associate Professor (docent) of Religious Studies at Umeå University in 2005. Since 2014, she has been full Professor of Psychosocial Work at Østfold University College in Norway. 

Anna Lydia Svalastog is the present chair of the Navigating Knowledge Landscapes research network. She is also a member of the expert committee of the H2020 PANELFIT project (Participatory Approaches to a New Ethical and Legal Framework for ICT) and a member of the cross-cultural working group of the International Brain Initiative (IBI). 


Selected publications

As an academic teacher with key responsibilites for education in psychosocial work (present) and religious studies (earlier) Anna Lydia Svalastog has initiated and co-edited six anthologies that presents new research for academic students and a  broader academic audience. Two of the more recent books are: 

At Umeå University, Anna Lydia Svalastog has also collaborated with Sami scholars, and since 2003 I have been doing projects on the Sami people in present and past society. The research includes clinical conversation, biobank research and cultural theory and history:

Last modified: 2023-04-14