Main research areas
- Social change, social policy and the future of the welfare state
- Economic and Political Sociology
- Women’s work and the segregated work force
- Insider trading, money laundering and sustainability of financial markets
Current research and teaching
- Financial Sustainability
- Threats and Violence at the Work Place
- Organization Theory and the Changing Public Sector
My sociological interest centers on how states try to steer social change and why and with what consequence, they succeed or fail. I received my PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara and was Assistant Professor at New York University before taking an academic position at Lund University.
My empirical work includes studies, among others, of commitment to mental institutions, rehabilitation to work, conflict in school, threats and violence at work, insider trading, money laundering and the world-wide growth and influence of the illegal economy.
I have had the opportunity to work internationally as a Fellow/Guest Scholar at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna; the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley 2008-2010; SCANCOR, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge 2017.
I am currently active in two groups at the Weatherhead Center, The Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research and the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality.
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