Meet Stockholm Faculty

Alessandro Iop

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

MSc candidate in Interactive Media Technologies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology with a specialization in Visual Media. Research engineer in Mixed Reality-applied neurosurgery at Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset. BSc in Web and Multimedia Technologies at the University of Udine (Italy) - 2015-2019. With DIS since 2022.

Alva Roselius

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

BFA (Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm, 2020).  Gender studies (Södertörns University, Stockholm, 2016). Self employed textile artist and freelance set designer working with a variety of artists for music videos and similar projects. Project manager and curator for EXIT gallery, 2017. With DIS since 2021.

Amanda Killian

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.A. in Psychology from (California State University Fullerton, 2013). IMQRES research fellow in Cognitive Psychology (Macquarie University, 2016-2019). Taught in the United States, Australia, and has developed graduate psychology programs in Germany. In addition to her teaching experience she works as freelance behavioral science consultant and at DIS Stockholm in Student Life. With DIS since 2021

Angie Dag Morozov

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

With DIS since 2022

Anna Simonsson

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Studied photojournalism at Nordens Fotoskola (2002). Since then she has worked full time with photojournalism and is specialized in portraits and stories. Anna works mostly for magazines and union newspapers and was the photo editor of the now closed magazine Ingenjören. In 2010 and 2012 she won the Best Photo Award at the Union Press Day.

Anne Bachmann

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Cinema Studies (Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, 2014). M.St. in European Literature (Oxford University, 2004). Taught Cinema Studies, Fashion Studies and Media and Communication at Stockholm University 2006–2017 (part time), as well as at other Swedish universities. Fields of interest include media history, intermedial studies, visual culture, gender studies and postcolonial studies. With DIS since 2017.

Athanasios Zouzos

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Thrace, 2005). Ph.D. student at the Deparment of Oncology, Karolinska Institute. Consultant radiologist since 2012. Active employment as the Chief of the breast radiology department, Karolinska University Hospital. Cooperating with DIS since 2019.

Chang Su

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD in Energy Technology (KTH Royal Institute of Technology 2014 - 2019). Researcher at the KTH Research Initiative on Sustainable Industry and Society (IRIS) platform. Specializes in energy sector subjects, including renewable energy, heating systems and data science in energy systems analysis. Has taught courses in energy management, heat transfer and energy policy and market. With DIS since 2021.

Energy Cloud: Engineering Localized, Digitized, Sustainable Networks, Chang Su

Djina Wilk

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.A. in Germanic Languages and Literature, Washington University of St. Louis, graduation year 2007. Also Swedish official teaching qualification (subject: languages) from Stockholm University and Stockholm Lärarhögskola, graduation year 2009. Current self-employed at Bee Swedish, a private language business,  since February 2016. Former Education Manager and also teacher in English at Komvux, Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm. Also member of the board at Folkuniversitetet Stockholm. Has been teaching Swedish as a foreign language since 2004, for example at Internationella Skolorna Düsseldorf, Germany and also Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm. With DIS since 2016.

Elisabeth Herron

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Mag.Phil. in Literature, History, Psychology and Pedagogics (University of Vienna 1985). University of Uppsala (1985-1986): Scandinavian literature with focus on women in literature from the Vikings until modern times. Founder and Owner of the language company Deutsch Exzellent (1990-). Has recently also been working with immigrants and long term unemployed people. With DIS since 2017.

Swedish Language and Culture Elisabeth Scharf

Elodie Cauvet

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Obtained her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, from Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris (France). Her research interest started with language acquisition in infants leading to the study of the cerebral processing of language and music in adults. She became interested in neurodevelopmental disorders starting with developmental dyslexia then expending into autism spectrum disorders as well as ADHD. She is using techniques from psychology as well as neuroimaging in her research, this includes MRI (anatomical and functional) as well as EEG and eye tracking. She has been conducting her latest research at Karolinska Institutet Center for Neuro-developmental Disorders (KIND). Her interests include social cognitive skills, empathy and emotion processing within the whole spectrum of functioning from typicality till disorders such as ASD. She has been with DIS since 2016.

Emma Raask

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.A. Cultural Studies, Goldsmith’s University of London studying bodies, plasticity, plastic and queerness. Previous Sexual Educator (RFSU and Goldsmith’s student union). CEO at a small charity working for young peoples rights to live in a society free from sexual violence (Föreningen Tillsammans). With DIS Since 2020.

Fairouz Hussien

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD student in Business Administration, Dept. of Marketing & Strategy, Stockholm School of Economics, and 2021 recipient of Outstanding Pedagogical Achievement Award. Her research is on regulatory disruptions as market-shaping forces, often situated in the context of the airline industry. Co-founder of the Methods Lab at SSE.  M.Sc. in Management & Organization (track: Strategy & Sustainability), Hanken School of Economics, and recipient of a Best Master’s Thesis Award by the Foundation for Economic Education for my thesis “A multiple case study on employee engagement and retention at startup companies”. B.Sc. in International Business (track: Marketing & Corporate Communication) from Haaga-Helia UAS. With DIS since 2022.

Greger Wahlstedt

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

MBA (Finance, Manchester Business School) and CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst) from Stockholm School of Economics. Greger has been working for more than 30 years in the financial markets. He has a solid experience as head of large asset management units; 14 years as head of Handelsbanken's fixed income fund management and asset allocation, as well as heading the investment division at the swedish central bank (Riksbanken) in charge of the management of the gold and foreign exchange reserves. Originally, an economist, but he has also worked as quant analyst as well as senior sales in structured derivatives and Private Banking at Handelsbanken. He is an appreciated teacher in economics, bond markets and interest rate products, among other things. Since 2010 he is a subconsultant to Finanskompetens and educates Investment advisors in finance, financial markets and portfolio theory for the SwedSec license. Examples of such employees who need that licence can be investment advisors, brokers, managers, analysts, compliance officers, risk managers and management. Greger has been a member of the Credit Market group in The Swedish Society of Financial Analysts (SFF) for 20 years. With DIS Stockholm since 2017.

Henrik Ahlenius

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University. Visiting student research collaborator, Princeton University 2008. Lecturer, Karolinska Institutet since 2008. With DIS since 2017.

Public Health, Henrik Ahlenius

Iwo Nord

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Iwo Nord is a trans researcher and educator interested in transgender and queer lives and culture, nuances of agency and power, intersections of the transnational and the local, and questions concerning mobility (travel and migration). The past years he has been committed to building and strengthening Transgender Studies in both the Nordic region and in the former Yugoslav space. Devoted to social change for trans people, he is involved in trans academic and activist alliances, resulting in the forthcoming collaborative volume In Transition: Trans Lives, Activisms, and Culture in the Post-Yugoslav Space, edited by Bojan Bilić, Iwo Nord and Aleksa Milanović. He was one of the founding members of Trans Fest Stockholm, an activist collective that strives to create inclusive and empowering cultural and community events in the Swedish capital. Iwo is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies at Södertörn University, and is affiliated with the Center for Baltic and East European Studies. His doctoral project ethnographically explores Belgrade as a transnational destination for gender-affirming surgery. He holds an MA from the University of Oslo, Norway, and has formerly taught at the Institute of Scandinavian and Finnish Studies at the University of Gdansk, Poland. Iwo’s publications include “Routes to Gender-Affirming Surgery: Navigation and Negotiation in Times of Biomedicalization” in Body, Migration, Re/constructive Surgeries: Making the Gendered Body in a Globalized World, edited by Gabriele Griffin and Malin Jordal (Routledge 2018).  With DIS Since 2020.

Jad Shedrawy

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

A reseacher working within the fields of Health Economics, Migrant health, Health Policies and Infectious Diseases Control. Jad obtained his PhD at the Global Public Health department at Karolinska institutet which focused on health economics and Tuberculosis control. Msc in Health Economy, Policy and Management. Bs in Pharmacy. With DIS since 2019.

Jad

Jan Holmgaard

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Associate professor at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University. PhD in Comparative Literature at Stockholm University. Visiting researcher at Oxford University and the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen. Most recent publication: Filosofen och vargen (The Philosopher and the Wolf) (2015), which deals with the intricate relationship between philosophy and literature, from Plato to Derrida. Current research project: Radical Mimesis: Writing the Other. With DIS since 2017.

Jan Mulder

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD in molecular neurobiology (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2005), MSc in biology (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2000).  Senior researcher and group leader at Science for Life laboratory, department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute since 2010. Group leader of the brain profiling efforts within the Human Protein Atlas project since 2010. Research in identifying the cellular location of proteins linked to brain function and disease. With DIS since 2017.  

Jeppe Juel Rishøj

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.A, Cand.Des, (Fashion Design, The Royal Danish Academy). With DIS since 2021. 

John Gustavson

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD in Economics from Maynooth University, 2020. Conducted research on nudging and other topics within behavioral economics. Previously worked as a policy adviser in the European Parliament. Experience working with the FEMM committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in the European Parliament. With DIS since 2022.

John Madas

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

MD (University of Crete 2016). Research Assistant at the Center for Molecular Medicine (Solna University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet). With DIS since 2017.

Jonathan Geib

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, 2020) on complexities of engagement with urban participatory processes involving public sector institutions and art and design practitioners. MSc (KU Leuven, 2013) in Urbanism and Strategic Planning. MSc (KU Leuven, 2010) in Human Settlements. BSc (University of Texas at Austin, 2002) in Architecture. Research Fellow at the International Youth Think Tank (Gothenburg, 2020–⁠present). Motivated by pluralistic approaches to research and design practice, criticality, and creativity. With DIS since 2021.

Joshua Juvrud

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Psychology (Uppsala University). As a research psychologist, his work has focused on the ways that novel techniques in research (eye-tracking, pupil dilation, virtual reality) can be used to assess how children and adults perceive and interpret people, emotions, and actions. Josh focuses this research in two fields. In developmental psychology at the Child and Babylab in Uppsala, he seeks to understand how children learn about their world and the social cognitive development of face perception and socialization processes such as gender, race, and ethnicity. In games research at the Games & Society Lab at the Department of Game Design in Visby, Gotland, his work examines the psychology of people, their actions, and emotions in game development, player engagement, learning, and immersion to understand better how different game players (with different personalities, traits, and experiences) interact with various game mechanisms and are, in turn, affected by game experiences. With DIS since 2020.

Khaldoon A. Mourad

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Water Engineering, Lund University, Sweden 2012), M.Sc. (IWRM, Cologne University of Applied Science, 2009), M.Sc. (Water Resources and Environment, Jordan University of Science & Technology, 2004). Senior researcher at Lund University (2015-2019). External lecturer & supervisor at the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES), Algeria. Has developed courses in Policy Influencing and Conflict Management, Water Economics, Law & Policy of Water Quality & Sanitation, Law and Policy of Water for Agriculture. Consultant at the Centre for Sustainable Visions, Sweden. Has worked in multiple countries, including Sweden, Germany, Jordan, Algeria, Somalia and Syria. With DIS since 2021.

Kim Bergqvist

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD Candidate in History, Department of History, Stockholm University. MA (2010) and BA (2008) Stockholm University. Teaches medieval history at Stockholm University since 2012. Visiting Scholar to Columbia University (2016), Cornell University (2014), and the University of Navarra, Pamplona (2012–13). Publications have appeared in The Medieval Chronicle and Collegium Medievale. Areas of specialization: medieval Scandinavia; medieval Iberia; comparative history; medieval literature, genre and fiction; political culture; gender history; the history of emotions. With DIS since 2018.

Lars-Erik Boström

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Specialist and educator in behavioral finance and senior advisor at Council Advisory Services Europe AB. He is author of a Swedish book about behavioral finance; "Börsens Psykologi - så vinner du över dina hjärnspöken och gör bättre aktieaffärer" (Sterners förlag, 2015). Long work experience (+20) in asset allocation, portfolio management and financial advisory from Handelsbanken Asset Management (www.handelsbanken.com) in Stockholm. Educator in behavioral finance and portfolio theory at Handelsbanken.  M.Sc of Economics and Business, Economic Analysis, Örebro University, Sweden. Certified Financial Analyst (CEFA), Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.

Maria Carlsson

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.A. in Music, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, 2017. Professional Swedish singer, performing regularly in solo, band, and vocal group concerts. Vocal teacher and teacher in music and ensemble with 10+ years experience. With DIS since 2017.

María de la Paz Celorio

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph. D. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Davis, with more than 15 years of research experience and counting. During her years as postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology (Jena, Germany) and at Stockholm University, she contributed to the understanding of gene-expression plasticity in butterflies and genetic differentiation of populations of wild fish using genome-wide data. Has taught courses and led practical laboratories on biotechnology, statistics and population genetics for American and Swedish students. With DIS since 2021.

Maria Kouvaraki

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

MD (1995, Greece: Univeristy of Patras), PhD (2003, Greece: University of Athens). Consultant Surgeon since 2003. Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery 2006 (Department of Surgical Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) Active employment as a Consultant Breast Surgeon, Karolinska University Hospital. Research affiliated, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Oncology-Pathology. Cooperating with DIS since 2019.

Meiling Liu

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology (China University of Political Science and Law, 2010). Post Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (Gothenburg University, 2012). Worked as an organizational consultant in areas of leadership and cross-cultural competence training in Sweden. Also has worked as a teacher and researcher at universities in China, and was promoted to the position of associate professor in China. With DIS since 2016.

Meiling Liu, DIS Stockholm faculty

Melody Almroth

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Melody Almroth, Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Portland State University (2010), Master of Public Health from Umeå University (2014). 2015-present, doctoral student at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet with a research focus on academic expectations and adolescent mental health, dissertation defense scheduled for December 2019. With DIS since 2019.

Natalia Landázuri Sáenz

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (2005).  Post-doctoral fellow, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Associate Professor Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Fulbright scholar (1999-2001).  Research in genetic engineering, regenerative medicine, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Has created, designed, implemented and evaluated courses at university level. Acted as Pedagogical Advisor, Development and Regeneration Doctoral Program, Karolinska Institutet. Has participated in national and international committees to evaluate and promote scientific and academic advancements. With DIS since 2017.

Paulina Mendoza

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.D. (La Salle University, Mexico City, 2019). M. Sc. Nutrition Science (Karolinska Universitet, 2021). Previous employment at the Military Central Hospital in Mexico City (2019-2020). With DIS since 2021.

Pavitra Kannan

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Karolinska Institutet, 2012). Post-doctoral fellow in cancer imaging (University of Oxford). Currently a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at Karolinska Institutet. Research focuses on identifying mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapies using imaging, cell biology, and mathematics.

Pavitra Kannan

Polina Smiragina-Ingelström

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD (2021, The University of Sydney), focusing on the gendered perspective on victimhood in the trafficking of men. MSc (2012, Gothenburg University), BA (2009, Moscow State University). Postdoctoral fellow in Criminology (Stockholm University). Polina’s research interests are within the disciplines of criminology and medical anthropology with a special focus on victimhood, gender, post-trafficking needs and help-seeking behavior. Before commencing her academic career Polina was a migrant counsellor and reintegration assistant at the UN Migration (IOM) mission in Russia. She was engaged in providing direct assistance to migrants in distress including victims of human trafficking and exploitation; and assistance in voluntary return and reintegration.  With DIS since 2016.

Sociology Polina Smiragina Ingelstöm

Ridwanul Amin

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ridwan investigates the associations between migration status, social marginalisation and suicidal behaviour. He obtained his PhD and MSc in Public Health (Epidemiology) from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden in 2021 and 2016, respectively. Ridwan graduated as an MD from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2010. As a physician, he worked on projects aimed at improving child and adolescent health in Bangladesh during 2011-2014. With DIS since December 2021.  

Robert Stasinski

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

BA in Art History and Political Science, Stockholm University, 2006. Project Manager Iaspis international Residency Program 2006-2010, Editor in Chief of NU-E The Nordic Art Review Magazine 2004-2006, Art Critic in Flash Art, KunstkritikkPaletten 2005-, Communications Manager and Editor SSE Art Initiative, Stockholm School of Economics 2016-, Course Manager Art Management/Curatorial Studies at Stockholm University 2018-. With DIS since 2019.

Simone Schwank

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Postdoctoral fellow at Karolinska Institute Stockholm and UiT - The Arctic University of Norway in Perinatal Mental Health and Fellow at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Visiting Researcher at Fudan University, Medical School, Shanghai, China. PhD from Karolinska Institute, M.S. Psychotherapy (New York City University, 2015), M.A. Linguistics, M.S. in Psychology (University of Gothenburg, 2009), B.A. (University of Zurich 2007). Works as clinical psychotherapist in Shanghai, New York, Zurich, and Stockholm. With DIS since 2016.

Staffan Bengtsson

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Aesthetics, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, 2004. Postdoctoral fellow at the School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University. Researcher at Swedish Academy and Department of Literature, Uppsala university, since 2011. Research focus: Swedish, German and French literature, Critical Thinking, Enlightenment and Romanticism. With DIS since 2020.

Steffen Werther

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary History at Södertörn University, with a PhD in Modern History from Stockholm University (2012) and an MA in political science from Oldenburg University (2004). Research interests include WWII, German-Scandinavian relations, scientific racism, far right memory politics, veteran studies, and the history of humanitarianism. Publications include Humanitarianism in the Modern World (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and Waffen-SS veterans and their sites of memory today (in: The Waffen-SS - A European History, Oxford University Press 2017). With DIS since 2021.  

Steve Turner

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.A. in Political Sociology, Harvard University.  Extensive teaching experience in comparative politics, multiculturalism, globalization, welfare state policy and positive psychology. Works as a Leadership Consultant, bringing the lessons from modern psychology and neuroscience to the world of business. Also an avid squash player and kayaker. With DIS since 2016.

Terrorism and Security, Steve Turner

Stylianos Papaioannou

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D  in International Entrepreneurship, Uppsala University, 2020.  M.S. in  International Business Strategy, Linnaeus University, 2012, with double-awarded Thesis on Social Corporate Responsibility of Small and Medium Size Exporting firms. B.S. in Economic and Regional Development, Panteion University, 2010.  Associated Researcher of Uppsala University, granted with Johan & Jakob Stiftelse Research Grant, published research in peer-reviewed international scientific journals: Journal of International Marketing, International Marketing Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Marketing Review, and others. Co-author of Handbook on International Alliance and Network Research.

Susanna Z. Papp

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Susanna is a psychologist, lecturer, and trainer. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology (ELTE Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest). She has a decade of experience as a lecturer and over a thousand hour experience in holding skill development training in communication, conflict-management, and cultural competences. She is trained in mediation and restorative methods. With DIS since 2017.

Psychology, Susanna Papp