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Media Enquiries

Information for journalists

Sociology and social anthropology can be applied in many areas requiring social science theories and methods to identify and analyse social structures, relations, actions, and identities in society, in groups, or in individuals.

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

Expertise

The Department of Sociology's collective expertise includes environmental and developmental issues, school and educational institutions, 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.

Please feel free to contact the listed researchers concerning topics related to their expertise.

Adolescence

  • 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

Class

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

Crime/Law

Culture

Disability

Education

(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

Africa

Asia

Europe

Middle East

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

Globalisation

Family

  • 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

Identity

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

Media

Migration/Integration

Political Sociology

Social Psychology

Sustainability and Consumption

  • Bo Isenberg, Consumption and class, consumption and individualisation
  • Tullia Jack, Consumption; everyday life; cleanliness; water; environmental impact; transitions
  • Mikael Klintman, Sustainable innovation; social sustainability
  • Anna-Lisa Lindén, Consumption; housing; environmental impact

Work/Organisation


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You can also contact the Sociology of Law Department concerning topics not listed here.