I am a historian, and defended my thesis at Stockholm University in 2003. In my thesis, I studied different types of religious conflicts in Sweden in the 17th-19th centuries.
Since 2007 my research has mainly focused on cultural dynamics, and especially global trends in legislation and norms. Previously, I have worked as a researcher at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution, and with research administration at the Swedish Research Council.
Together with Arne Jarrick, I am presently concluding a comparative study of long-term trends in legislation in mainly France, England, West Asia, China, Sweden, Russia and India. At the Institute for Futures Studies I work within the project "Conflict, cooperation and equality".