Associate Professor (Docent) | Senior Lecturer
Main Research and Teaching Areas
- Individualization and Intimacy
- Social Theory
- Economic Sociology
- Urban Sociology
- Research Design
- Mixed and Multiple Methods
- Philosophy of Science
- Computational Methods/ Computational Social Sciences
My previous academic appointments were with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and the University of Bremen in Germany. I wrote my dissertation in sociology with the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences. Publications out of this include articles, chapters, and my book, The Capitalist Personality: Face-to-Face Sociality and Economic Change in the Post-Communist World. Overall my work focuses on the connection between intimacy and normative order, and I have published on themes close to family sociology, anomie, the commodification of sex, post-socialism, and the life course. My current main research endeavor is a multi-method investigation of loneliness in modern societies. I am a member of the Teaching Academy of the Lund University Faculty of Social Sciences. Currently, I serve as Director of Studies of Graduate School and as the Programme Director of the Social Scientific Data Analysis master programme.
Local Research Environments: Family, Migration and Welfare
Media Enquiries: modern values, individualism, loneliness, social change
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Researching the long-term effects of modernization processes on the development of close interpersonal relationships.
- Corona Diaries: An International Study of Personal Accounts of COVID-19 Related Events
- Loneliness and Individualism-Collectivism
- Rethinking the Links Between Philosophy of Science and Methodology
- Individualization and Intimacy: Normative Order and the Face-to-Face Tie