Laila Nielsen, born 1965, is a Senior Lecturer in history at the School of Education and Communication since 2009. Laila defended her doctoral thesis, "Unfree to develop: a comparative study of Kuria and Ukerewe under colonial rule: Tanzania 1850-1961", in 2003 at Gothenburg University.
She is also teaching at teacher education and in history at Gothenburg University, which she has done since 2004. Laila has a Master of Education for the Upper Secondary School in history and social studies from Gothenburg University.
In her teaching at teacher education, she has over the years been particularly focused on and developed courses that deal with issues of students identities and conditions in the multicultural society.