Anders Ackfeldt (M.A. in Islamology) has been employed at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University since 2007. Since the fall of 2011 he pursues a Ph.D. in Islamology at the Center for Theology and Religious Studies at the same university. Anders academic interest areas are mainly current Muslim debates on music, with a focus on popular culture and African-American Islam. He has done field work among Muslim hip-hop youth in Istanbul, and among the Nation of Gods and Earths in New York. He has taught several courses on all levels in Middle Eastern Studies, Human Rights Studies, Islamology and European Studies.
Anders has a passion for commissioned education, capacity building and cooperation’s with organizations and companies outside the academic world. Since 2017 he is responsible for commissioned education at CMES. He has been involved in projects with, for example, The Swedish Board of Migration, Institut du Monde Arabe, The Swedish Prison and Probation Service, and the National Coordinator Against Violent Extremism. He is currently involved in the Horizon 2020 project FASTER that seeks to reinforce the research and knowledge transfer capacity of the Tunisian National Research Institute of Rural Engineering, Water and Forests (INRGREF) related to innovative land and water management in view of climate change. Within the project Anders is responsible for developing efficient E-learning courses and the development of pedagogical activities.