Peo Hansen is Professor of Political Science at REMESO, Linköping University, Sweden. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Umeå University in 2000. He was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Europe at Columbia University, in 2002-03, and a Senior Fellowship at the Remarque Institute at New York University, during the spring semester of 2006.
In 2011 he received, with Stefan Jonsson, a 3-year research grant from the Swedish Research Council to study the links between colonialism/decolonization and the EU project, past and present. The title of the project is: ”Building Eurafrica: Reviving Colonialism through European Integration, 1920-1960”.
Peo teaches Political Science, EU-Studies, International Relations, Discourse Analysis, International Migration and Ethnic Studies. He is the Director of The REMESO Graduate School and engaged also as PhD advisor and in the new master programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies as well as on several other programmes and courses.