Gustaf Forsell is a PhD candidate in Church History at the Department of Theology and at the Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR) at Uppsala University, Sweden, with an expertise in Swedish fascism and historical and contemporary intersections between religion and fascism. Forsell is currently finalising his doctoral dissertation on Christian national socialism in Sweden from 1925 to 1945, which will be the first in-depth study on how Swedish national socialist ideas of Christianity contributed to their aspired political project in the interwar and wartime periods. Forsell has previously published on race and Christian theology in the 1920s Ku Klux Klan, “clerical fascism” in interwar Sweden, and notions of Atlantis in interwar esoteric fascism. Forsell is a research fellow in the Network for the Historical Study of National Christianities, an interdisciplinary network involving historians, church historians and historians of education at Uppsala University.
- Fascist Christian theology
- Esoteric fascism
- Fascist ideas of a Nordic race
- Conflations of Christian and esoteric thought
- History of racism