Erik Hansson


  • Professional title: Researcher
  • Academic title: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Department: Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism (EJT)
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  • Research centers: ETOUR
  • Employee in the subject: Human and Economic Geography

Employed as a part-time researcher in the EEA project 'Cowork4YOUTH: Collaborating and Sharing Workspaces Policies for Youth in Peripheral EEA Regions.' The rest of the time I teach as a senior lecturer in human geography at the University of Gothenburg. I am also affiliated with the Center for Multidisciplinary Research on Racism (CEMFOR) at Uppsala University.


Received my PhD in Human Geography at Uppsala University in 2019. Hired as postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Geography at NTNU, Trondheim, 2020-2022.

Area of interest

Political geography, social geography, psychoanalytic geography, geographical inequality, welfare studies, nationalism, racialization processes, critique of ideology.


- Cowork4YOUTH: Collaborating and Sharing Workspaces Policies for Youth in Peripheral EEA Regions.
- Fisksätra's bathhouse struggle and adult swimming school.
- High school physical education teachers' handling of the subject's swimming proficiency requirements.
- Experiences of Scandinavian bathhouses' social dimensions.
- The policy concept "social cohesion's" discursive and ideological connotations.

Other information

Hansson, E. (forthcoming). The Begging Question: Sweden’s Social Responses to the Roma Destitute. Lincoln: Nebraska University Press.

Hansson, E. & D. Jansson (2021). Who’s afraid of the ‘beggar’? A psychoanalytic interpretation of the crises triggered by the begging of ‘EU migrants’ in Sweden, Social & Cultural Geography, 22:3, 339-356

Hansson, E. (2019). "Det känns fel": Om det svenska samhällets reaktioner på närvaron av tiggande EU-medborgare 2014-2016. (Doctoral dissertation) Uppsala University.

Wallengren, S., Hansson, E., Holmberg Milea, A., Dandos, A., & Tigerblad, C. (2019). ‘Gypsy, Go Home!’ : Hatbrott mot romska EU-migranter i Malmös gatumiljö. Malmö: Skåne stadsmission ; Civil Rights Defenders.

Hansson, E., & Mitchell, D. (2018). The Exceptional State of ‘Roma Beggars’ in Sweden. European Journal of Homelessness, 12(2), 15–40.

Hansson, E. (2018). Varför saknar ”EU-migranter" boende i Sverige?. In: Hübinette, T. & Wasniowski, A. (Eds.). Studier om rasism: tvärvetenskapliga perspektiv på ras, vithet och diskriminering. Malmö: Arx förlag.

Research projects



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