Markus Holdo

Markus Holdo

Associate senior lecturer

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Current research and teaching

My research is about understanding the possibilities for creating an inclusive, antiracist, and antipatriarchal society. I search for answers to this in several projects that each poses more specific questions: how can we understand the roles of emotions in far-right mobilization? How do institutions and policies affect the rise of the far right? What are the possibilities for an ethics of solidarity when public discourse is so much about individual success and individual responsibility? 

Apart from these ongoing projects, I'm interested to work with others to understand the possibilities to mobilize broad-based antiracist movements. I'm looking to gather and assess different strategies based on research on movements and democratic institutions. I also gladly participate in collective discussions on masculinity, privilege, and men's roles in feminist movements.

In my previous research I have examined, among other things, discourses on riots, feminist and democratic activism in the Middle East, urban participatory democracy projects, the room for critical reflection in higher education, and environmental movements. I'm happy to discuss and collaborate in research on these themes. 

I teach and supervise on topics such as democracy, public administration, social movements, political theory and qualitative methods.


Ph.D. Uppsala University 2014. I've previously been affiliated with the Department of Sociology at New York University, the Center for Social Movement Studies in Florence, the Institute for Urban Research at Malmö University, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Lund, and I've been a "Visiting Democracy Fellow" at Harvard Kennedy School 2017-2019. I joined the Department of Political Science at Lund University in 2021.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

UKÄ subject classification

  • Political Science

Free keywords

  • Challenges for inclusion in public deliberation
  • political decision-making
  • Counter-radicalization
  • Urban riots


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