Ted Svensson

Ted Svensson

Associate Professor, Senior lecturer

Personal profile


Main research and teaching areas

  • International relations​
  • Political theory
  • South Asia


Ted Svensson has worked at Lund University since 2009. He obtained his PhD at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He is presently Assistant Head of Department and PI of the research projects 'Divine Ganges, Profane Development: Sacred Geographies and the Governing of Pollution' and 'Imperial Capacity: Studying the Impacts of Colonial Bureaucracies on State Development'. Ted's research interests include state formation, identity politics, cultural heritage, contemporary South Asia and issues broadly related to constitutive moments. Three of his core research areas at the moment are British imperial rule during the 'long nineteenth century', rightwing populism globally, and the relevance of psychoanalysis for making sense of international relations. 

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Political Science


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