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Victor Lundberg

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Associate Professor

Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University, Sweden 



Victor Lundberg is Associate Professor in History and Senior Lecturer at the department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University. His research deals with cultural and ideological aspects of fascism and the far right during the twentieth century from various transnational perspectives, focusing on the historical transformations of fascist ideas and ideologies as well as the (re-)constructions and staging of fascist masculinities. From 2012 to 2017, he was a partaker in the trans-European research network behind the anthology New Political Ideas in the Aftermath of the Great War (2017). Recently, he has published one study on the Swedish participation in, and experiences from, the 1929’s Nuremberg Rally (2020), and another study of the figurative and physical use of violence in the history of transnational anti-fascism (2020). In his 2014-monography En idé större än döden, he explores how the Swedish fascists in the Lindholm-movement attempted to stage themselves as a “new labour movement” in Sweden and attracted politically potent working-class groups. Lundberg has also done research about left wing (cultural) radicalism and “political outsiders” in Swedish modern history, military history, and the formative social effects of neoliberalism.

Research interests 

  • Fascism and radical right movements 
  • Anti-fascism 
  • Military history and “bunkerology” 
  • Neoliberalism 

Featured publications 

Lundberg, Victor. 2020. “A Fascist Baby Hawk in Nuremberg: Five Swedish Fascists’ Road Trip to the Fourth Nazi Party Congress — and the Socialization of a Nazi Mind.” Journal for the Study of Radicalism, vol. 14 (2020): 2. 
Lundberg, Victor. 2020. ”’The Anti-fascist Kick’. A Signifying Practice in the History of Transnational Antifascism?” Fascism. Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies, vol 9 (2020) :1– 2. 
Lundberg, Victor (with Johan A. Lundin). 2017. “ANTIFASCISMENS FÄLT. Empiriska exempel från Sverige 1924–1945.” Historisk Tidskrift för Finland, 2017:1. 
Lundberg, Victor. 2017. ”Within the Fascist World of Work. Sven Olov Lindholm, Ernst Jünger and the pursuit of proletarian fascism in Sweden, 1933–1945.” In New Political Ideas in the Aftermath of the Great War, edited by Anders G. Kjøstvedt and Alessandro Salvador. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan. 
Lundberg, Victor. 2016. ”’Karlsson’ – The Amiable Spy. Swedish Experiences of Allied espionage and sabotage during World War II.” DIACRONIE. Studi di Storia Contemporanea, no. 28 (2016): 4.  
Lundberg, Victor. 2014. En idé större än döden – en fascistisk arbetarrörelse i Sverige, 1933–1945, Hedemora/Möklinta: Gidlunds Förlag. 
Lundberg, Victor. 2009. “The Violent Democrat. And the Radical Tradition in Sweden.” In Political Outsiders in Swedish History 1850–1932, edited by Lars Edgren and Magnus Olofsson. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press.