Björn HammarTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303262
About Björn Hammar
Björn Hammar is an Associate Professor of Political Science. He is a graduate from the University of Stockholm and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Granada (Spain) in 1998. His research and teaching have been carried out within and in collaboration with academic institutions in Sweden, Spain (and to some extent in Latin America), where he has held tenured and visiting positions. He has taught for more than 20 years at all levels of Political Science (from undergraduate to doctoral) in Swedish, English and Spanish. Hammar's expertise lies within political theory, history of political thought, democratic theory, international relations, international thought and Spanish politics. Presently, the core of his research focuses on the relations between sovereignty, state and empire in modern political thought and government. He is since 2001 a fellow of the research group Retórica y Teoría Política at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a member of the editorial board of the international journal Foro Interno: Anuario de Teoría Política. Hammar has in numerous occasions served as a member of international review panels of research councils and programs (such as The Spanish National Agency for Scientific Evaluation [ANEP]). At Örebro University his teaching mainly comprises courses in political theory, democratic theory and international relations, at both undergraduate and doctoral level. Currently, he is the main supervisor of one PhD candidate (Alessandra Paiusco).
The spring semester 2022, Björn Hammar will be a STINT Fellow at Amherst College (MA, USA).