Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR) coordinates broad-ranging, methodologically inclusive, and multidisciplinary research on racism at Uppsala university.

CEMFOR was inaugurated in January 2017. CEMFOR is the result of a collaboration between six faculties within the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences. CEMFOR offers scholars and doctoral students interested in issues of racism a dynamic academic environment with funding and research positions, thus contributing to project coordination, theoretical and methodological development, and the training of a future generation of racism scholars.

Beslut - Instruktion för Centrum för mångvetenskaplig forskning om rasism

CEMFOR´S six pillars

  1. Research
  2. Research Collaboration
  3. Knowledge - Dissemination (JRS, UP)
  4. Research School
  5. Racism Studies Database
  6. Platform of cooperation

Directors of Research

Professor Mattias Gardell
Professor Irene Molina

Our Researchers

Mehek Muftee
Patricia Lorenzoni
Daniel Strand
Maj-Britt Öhman
Tomas Poletti Lundström
Gunilla Larsson
Jasmine Kelekay
Eva-Charlotta Helsdotter

Minoo Alinia
Ulrika Dahl
Erik Hansson
Doron Eldar

Ylva Habel 
Karin Eriksson
Jan Therese Mendes
Anna-Sara Lind

Administrative staff

Director Per-Erik Nilsson
Information Officer Jeannette Escanilla


Ordinary members
Professor Irene Molina (Faculty of Social Sciences) Chair - Sabbatical year USA 2020.
Senior lecturer Sandra Friberg (Faculty of Law), acting chair.
Senior lecturer Önver Cetrez (Faculty of Theology)
Senior lecturer Oscar Pripp (Faculty of Arts)
Professor Anna Carita Evaldsson (Faculty of Educational Sciences)
Senior lecturer Memet Aktürk Drake (Faculty of Languages)

The doctoral student representatives (until 31-12-2020)
PhD student Maissa Al Adhami (Department of Women's and Children's Health)
PhD student Alexandra Lebedeva (Faculty of Theology)

Co-opted to the board
Per-Erik Nilsson (Director CEMFOR)
Mattias Gardell (Director of research CEMFOR)
Jeannette Escanilla (Information Officer CEMFOR)

*All regular members are appointed by the faculties for a period of 3 years. The current term of office for all is 01-01-2020-31-12-2022. The doctoral student representatives are appointed by the doctoral student board for a period of 1 year.

International Board of Advisors

Jobs and vacancies at CEMFOR!                                                                                     

Vacancies (right now we have no vacancies). 

We also welcome researchers with external funding in relevant research areas. 
Please contact us if you have any questions.

Contact: Per-Erik Nilsson, Director.

Apply for Vacancies