Jonas Otterbeck


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • History of Religions
  • Religious Studies


  • islamic studies, Islamology, Music, Popular Culture


I am professor of Islamology at CTR where I teach at all levels, undergraduate and master's, and supervise ph.d. candidates.
My main research interest is what happens to Islam in the present time. How do Muslims - in different places, from different social positions - understand their religion? Most of my research have dealt with the situation in Sweden, but I also have a keen interest in Islam and popular music. I conduct research in this field. Since I research Muslims in Sweden I have also been involved in the study of the representations of Muslims in Sweden.

Recent research outputs

Jonas Otterbeck & Skjelbo, J. F., 2019 Mar 12, In : Popular Music and Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jonas Otterbeck, 2018 May, Musikens makt: RJ:s årsbok 2018. Björkman, J. & Jarrick, A. (eds.). Göteborg: Makadam förlag, p. 233-248

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Jonas Otterbeck, 2018, Critical Muslim, 27, July-September, p. 84-96.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperSpecialist publication article

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