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Jonas Ahlskog is Postdoctoral Researcher in Minority Studies and holds the title of Associate Professor of Philosophy (Docent) from Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU). He is also Principal Investigator of the Kone Foundation research project Doing Justice to Experience: Relations to the Difficult Past in History and Memory. Ahlskog has experience of academic teaching in both history and philosophy as University Teacher (universitetslärare) at ÅAU. Ahlskog has held visiting research fellowships at Harvard University and Södertörn University.

Main research interests: the history of ideas; philosophy and theory of history and the human sciences. In the history of ideas, Ahlskog is primarily interested in conceptions of nation, class, language and identity in political and ideological movements during the 20th century. His philosophical and theoretical research focuses on questions concerning historical knowledge and method, action, understanding, explanation, testimony, memory, and cultural theory.

​Besides his academic research, Ahlskog is concurrently working within non-formal adult education. He was managing director (verksamhetsledare) of the organisation Folkets Bildningsförbund r.f., 2010-2020, an association organizing public discussion about philosophical, social and cultural issues. At present, Ahlskog is adviser (sakkunnig) for Svenska folkskolans vänner r.f., within a project about contemporary challenges for non-formal adult education.


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