Göran Larsson is a professor of religious studies at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. While his research is primarily focused on Islam and Muslims in Europe, he has also written about Islamic theology, Quranic studies and issues related to religion and the media. Apart from his academic work, Larsson also has functioned as secretary to the Ministry of Education's 2008-2009 inquiry into the training of Imams in Sweden. His most recent publication is Muslims and the New Medias: Contemporary and Historical Debates, published by Ashgate in September 2011. He has also published Islam and Muslims in Sweden: Integration or Fragmentation? A Contextual Study with LIT Verlag (2007), in collaboration with professor Åke Sander and edit the volume, Islam in the Nordic and Baltic Countries, with Routledge (2009). Although Larsson earned his PhD in religious studies from the University of Gothenburg, he has also held positions at Uppsala University and Södertörn University College, and has been a guest researcher at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. For the year 2011/2012 he is also holding a position (20%) at Oslo University as lecturer in Islamology and History of Religions. He is currently editing a book on Islam and new information and communication technologies that will include a chapter about the debate within Islam on new medias, as well as one about the Western media's portrayal of Islam and Muslims (to be published with Springer in 2011/2012). During 2010/2011 Larsson is also conducting research about religion and spiritual care in Swedish prisons. This project is funded by the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.
"Islamic religious education in Sweden", i Ednan Aslan (Ed) /Islamische Erziehung in Europe/Islamic education in Europe/. Publishing House: Böhlau Verlag, ss. 403-421.
"Ramadan på universitetet", i Jenny Berglund & Simon Sorgenfrei (red.) /Ramadan - en svensk tradition/. Lund: Arcus, ss. 54-66.
"Islam i inform@tionsteknologins tidsålder. Teologiska möjligheter och problem: några historiska och nutida exempel", i Thomas Karlsohn (red.) /Samhälle, teknik och lärande/. Stockholm: Carlssons, ss. 50-65
"Sweden", i J¢rgen S. Nielsen (Ed.) /Yearbook of Muslims in Europe/, Vol. 1. Leiden: Brill, ss. 331-341.
"Mangy Camels, Noble Stallions and the disreptuble tail fat of lizards.
Animals in Ibn García’s epistle on the shuubiyya", /Al-Qantara. Revista de Estudios Arabes/, Vol. XXIX, No. 2, ss. 495-503.
"Muslim claims-making in context: Comparing the Danish and the Swedish Muhammad Cartoons controversies", /Ethnicities/, Vol. 9(3), ss. 361-382 (tillsammans med Lasse Lindekilde).
"El legado Oriental de Ibn García en su Epístola <<shuubi>>", i /Revista Jábega/ (Diputación provincial de de Málaga), ss. 47-52.
"Att undervisa om Koranen - några utgångspunkter", /Religion & Livsfrågor/, Nr 2, ss. 6-8
"Imamutbildningar - en europeisk utblick" i /Staten och imamerna.
Religion, integration, autonomi/. Stockholm: Fritzes (SOU 2009:52).
/Islam in the Nordic and Baltic Countries/. London & New York: Routledge (red. Göran Larsson).
/Organisation, teknik och lärande /(Red. Göran Larsson), Stockholm:
Carlssons, ss. 207.
Ph.D., Professor., Senior Lecturer