Folklorist at the Museum for Culture and History, Stockholm.
I am working as folklorist at the Museum for Culture and History in Stockholm, where I´m responsible for the museum´s collection of folklore. In my work, I am studying both popular believes from past times and contemporary notions about spirituality and the occult. Two of the areas that I am finding especially interesting are New age and Neo paganism. I am focusing mainly on their influence on the believes and the world view of people who are not considering themselves as part of any religion or subculture. I´m also interested in the process of changes in popular believes – which believes have vanished over time, which are still present today and how have they changed to adjust to modern society?
At present, I am studying tales of people who have experienced meetings with dead relatives or friends and how these tales reflect a contemporary view of death and the soul from a folkloristic perspective.