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Lars M Andersson

Lars M Andersson

Senior lecturer

Member of NORFAS Steering Committee

Department of History, Uppsala University, Sweden


Lars M. Andersson – Uppsala universitet (


Lars M. Andersson is Senior Lecturer at the Department of History, Uppsala University. Andersson has mainly studied Swedish antisemitism and refugee policy, but has also published high school textbooks on history and religious studies, anthologies on contemporary history, counterfactual history, the image as a historical source, liability issues and moral debate in historical accounts on national socialism, migration, and Jewish history as well three Festschrifts. He has been editor in chief of Historisk tidskrift (Stockholm), co-editor of the Lagerbringbiblioteket series, and a member of the editorial board of Opuscula Historica Upsaliensia. Currently, he is a editorial board member of Historisk tidskrift and Nordisk Judaistik/ Scandinavian Jewish Studies, co-editor of the new Forum for Jewish Studies series, Uppsala Jewish Studies, and since May 2022 editor in chief of Personhistorisk tidskrift. Andersson has supervised a considerable number of PhD students, was Director of Studies for Master’s and doctoral studies from 2003 to 2006 at his department, and from 2006 to 2012 head of the department. Since 2013, he is co-director of Forum for Jewish Studies at the Faculty of Theology. In 2019, he was awarded Uppsala University’s pedagogical prize in the field of the humanities, theology and educational science. Andersson was one of the experts in the inquiry preceding the establishment of Sweden’s Holocaust museum (Sveriges museum om Förintelsen). ). He is a founding member of the SWEFAS, and of the research network for scholars in the field of antisemitism studies, “Learning, prevention and consequences of antisemitism in the Swedish educational system”, funded by the National Board of Science (Vetenskapsrådet). Andersson is member of the NORFAS steering committee and participating in the NORFAS research project Inception: The Birth of Nordic Fascism, based at Uppsala University.

Research interests

  • Antisemitism
  • Swedish-Jewish history
  • Fascism
  • Counterfactual history
  • Conspiracism

Featured publications

Andersson, Lars M., and Karin Kvist Geverts. 2017. ”Antisemitismen – antirasismens blinda fläck?” In Marie Lennersand and Leos Müller, eds., Från Afrikakompaniet till Tokyo. Vänbok till György Nováky.Stockholm: Bokförlaget Exkurs.
Andersson, Lars M., and Carl Henrik Carlsson, eds., 2013. Från sidensjalar till flyktingmottagning: judarna i Sverige: en minoritets historia. Uppsala: Historiska institutionen.
Andersson, Lars M., and Karin Kvist Geverts, eds., 2008. En problematisk relation? Flyktingpolitik och judiska flyktingar i Sverige 1920-1950. Uppsala: Historiska institutionen.
Andersson, Lars M., and Mattias Tydén, eds., 2007. Sverige och Nazityskland: skuldfrågor och moraldebatt. Stockholm: Dialogos.
Andersson, Lars M. and Henrik Bachner. 2006. ”Nationalsocialismen: en begreppsdiskussion.” In Greger Andersson and Ursula Geisler, eds., Fruktan, fascination och frändskap: det svenska musiklivet och nazismen, Lund: Sekel bokförlag. 31-46.
Andersson, Lars M., Lars Berggren, and Ulf Zander, eds., 2001. Mer än tusen ord: bilden och de historiska vetenskaperna. Lund: Nordic Academic Press.
Andersson, Lars M. 2000. En jude är en jude är en jude-: representationer av “juden” i svensk skämtpress omkring 1900-1930. Lund: Nordic Academic Press.
Andersson, Lars M., and Ulf Zander, eds., 1999. Tänk om-: nio kontrafaktiska essäer. Lund: Historiska Media.