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Anders Kjellberg in his office at the Department of Sociology. Photo 2019 by Theo Hagman Rogowski.

Journalists looking for an academic to provide an expert comment or background on a story, please search by topic in our list of researchers.

Sociology and social anthropology can be applied in many social science areas when wanting to analyse for example social structures, relations and actions, or identities in society, in groups, and in individuals.

The Department of Sociology's expertise includes environmental and developmental issues, school and education, governance and control, criminology and social policy. Power relations and social cleavages, especially those based on ethnicity, gender, sexuality and social class are the focus of much of the department's research.


  • Veronika Burcar Alm, Young people's experiences of violence and threats
  • Henriette Frees Esholdt, Why violent Islamist extremism attracts young people
  • Johan Sandberg, Effects of retracting study allowances from Swedish high school students
  • David Wästerfors, Young people’s experiences of incarceration, school and violence in detention homes; gaming among disabled youths


  • Bo Isenberg, Class, social differentiation, social stratification, segregation





(Sociology of) Emotions

  • Lisa Flower, Emotion management in the Swedish courtroom
  • David Wästerfors, Emotions in relation to scandals and violence; emotional attractions of critizens’ crime interests

Geographical Regions



  • Indonesia - Axel Fredholm, Popular participation and local democracy
  • China - Lisa Eklund, Shortage of women in China, population issues
  • Russia - Tova Höjdestrand, Family life; homelessness; conservatism; nationalism
  • Myanmar - Liv Gaborit, Prisons in the global south


Middle East

  • Israel/Palestine - Nina Gren, The occupied territories
  • The Middle East - Jaleh Taheri, Women's participation in the work force



  • Linn Alenius Wallin – step-relations, families of choice, bonus-grandparenting
  • Veronika Burcar Alm – sibling violence
  • Lisa Eklund – abortion policy; parental support in Sweden
  • Sara Eldén – children's perspective in child care relationships; Intergenerational care; private child care market
  • Tova Höjdestrand – family policy, pro-family social movements
  • Marie Larsson – contraceptives; reproductive work; intimate relationships
  • Åsa Lundqvist – welfare state and family relations; parenting support policies; activation policies

Feminist Theory


  • Colm Flaherty, Meaning and identity within voluntary groups
  • Bo Isenberg, Individualisation, collective identity
  • Uzma Kazi, Identity formations of Muslims in Sweden



Political Sociology

Social Psychology

Sustainability and Consumption


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