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Graduate School Board

The Graduate School Board meets two to three times per semester. Administrative staff has the right to be present and express their views. Commissioners on the boards of the different Master's programmes of Social Sciences (SASAM) have the right to be present and express their views. Board secretary is Lucie Larssonova (Graduate School).

The range of joint faculty courses (SIM-courses) and questions common for the Master's programmes within Social Sciences (SASAM) shall be discussed once per semester by the Faculty Network of Directors of Studies. The Graduate School Board members are nominated by the Faculty Board and consists of:

  • Chairperson (Director of Studies, Graduate School)
  • Six commissioners (teachers or Directors of Study) from the following subjects: gender, sociology/social anthropology, sociology of law, development studies, social work, political science.
  • Programme directors for Development Studies, Global Studies, Social Studies of Gender, Middle Eastern Studies and Social Scientific Data Analysis.
  • Five student representatives elected by the student union at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The board of Graduate School is assigned mandate to make decisions for SIM-courses and GDG-programmes regarding the following:

  • admission
  • admission to the later part of the programme
  • complementary admission
  • respite
  • recognitions of previous studies
  • leave of absence
  • courses and allocation
  • programme specific syllabi and literature lists
  • designating examiners


  • prepare study plans
  • lead the development work

The Graduate School board can delegate the following decisions to the Director of Studies at Graduate School

  • admission
  • admission to the later part of the programme
  • complementary admission
  • respite
  • recognitions of previous studies
  • leave of absence


Commissioners until 2023-12-31

Christopher Swader, Graduate School, Chairperson

Shai Mulinari, Sociology, Methods Director

Jakob Gustavsson, Political Science

Leili Laanemets, School of Social Work

Henrik Gutzon Larsen, Human Geography

Mimmi Barmark, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Education

Terese Anving, Gender Studies

Anna Sonander, Sociology of Law

Programme Directors

Anne Jerneck, Development Studies

Annika Bergman Rosamond, Global Studies

Marta Kolankiewicz, Social Studies of Gender

Rola El-Husseini Dean, Middle Eastern Studies

Christopher Swader, Social Scientific Data Analysis


Contact Information

Chairman of the Board

Christopher Swader
Director of Studies
Graduate School
Tel. 046-222 32 66
christopher [dot] swader [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se  

Secretary of the Board

Lucie Larssonova
Programme Coordinator
Graduate School
Tel: 046-222 46 39
lucie [dot] larssonova [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se