Pär Fredborn Larsson

Research interests

Travel writing, Swedish literature, Oriental Studies, migration, anthropology, journalism



2017.12: PhD in Social Anthropology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
2014.07: One-year diploma in journalism at Skurups folkhögskola, Sweden
2012.09: Two-year diploma in Creative writing, Lund University, Sweden
2012.12: Master of Science, Social Anthropology, Lund University, Sweden.
2012.12 Bachelor of Arts, Uppsala University, Sweden.
2009.09: Registered as a PhD student at the History Department of the University of Delhi, India, through a scholarship lasting one year from Erasmus Mundus External Window Cooperation.
2009.05 Master of Arts, Persian language, Literature and culture Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India.
2006.12-2007.02: Persian studies and English teaching, University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan, Iran.
2006.06: Bachelor of Arts, Development Studies and Persian, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
2004: Exchange student in Persian language, INALCO, Paris, France
2005.01 – 2005.05: Studies in Persian language and literature, University of Shiraz, Iran.
2003.06 – 2003.08: Studies in Persian language, Dekhoda institute, University of Tehran, Iran.

2019.10.08 – onwards: Lecturer in Swedish at Ivan Franko National University, Lviv, Ukraine
2018.09.30 – 2019.06.01: Swedish teacher for immigrants in Malmö, part-time.
2014.07.17 – 2018: Freelancing journalist based in Delhi. While working as a journalist, I conducted at the same time fieldwork for my PhD in anthropology. As a journalist my articles covered diverse topics such as literature festivals, the privatisation of railways, the beef ban, HIV in India, etc.
2007.03-2007.05: Internship for the International Organisation for Migration in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The work was related to labour migrants, and I organized a photo exhibition about them in Dushanbe.
2005.05-2005.08: Internship at UNHCR in Tehran, Iran. My work concerned Afghans living in Tehran who here applying through UNHCR to move to a third country, such as Canada or Australia.
2003.06: Internship for the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, Stockholm, Sweden.

Swedish (mother tongue), English C2, Persian B2, French B1, Spanish B1, Hindi A2, Urdu A2


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