Ted Svensson

Ted Svensson

Senior lecturer

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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 Director of SASNET and PI of the research project Divine Ganges, Profane Development: Sacred Geographies and the Governing of Pollution. Ted’s research interests include state formation, identity politics, cultural heritage, contemporary South Asia and issues broadly related to constitutive moments. Two of his core research areas at the moment are British indirect rule in South Asia during the nineteenth century and the relevance of psychoanalysis for making sense of international relations. He is, moreover, Editor of Cooperation and Conflict.

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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