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Christofer Edling

Dean, Professor

Faculty of Social Sciences, Sociology

Main research or teaching areas

  • Sociological theory and method
  • Social network analysis
  • Quantitative methods

Research interests

My ambition is to pursue theoretically informed empirical analyses of contemporary social issues. I rely heavily on survey-based data collection and quantitative methods, primarily applied to the study of social networks. My research interests span from methodological debates to analyses of network constraints and opportunities of organisations, firms, and individuals.


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    Christofer Edling
    E-mail: christofer [dot] edling [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se


    Faculty of Social Sciences

    +46 46 222 88 62




    +46 46 222 88 62




    I earned my PhD from Stockholm University in 1999. Between 2002 and 2005 I was Torgny Segerstedt Pro Futura Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study at Uppsala University. I received my Docent-title in 2003, and was appointed Associate Professor at Stockholm University in 2004. From 2006 to 2008 I was Head of the Department of Sociology at Stockholm university. Before coming to Lund in 2012 I served as Full Professor of Sociology at Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany. I have been a fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2004/05) and Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (2013).

    Department of Sociology
    Lund University
    Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5, House G, Lund
    Postal address: Box 114 , SE-221 00 LUND, SWEDEN
    Telephone: Student Office +46 46-222 88 44, Lund University Switchboard +46 46-222 00 00

    Faculty of Social Sciences