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Press and media enquiries, the Department of Sociology in Lund

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

Our department'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.

Journalists looking for an academic to provide an expert comment or background on a story, please search by topic and feel free to contact the listed researchers. You can also contact head of research Simon Turner concerning topics not listed.

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Academic Research, Adolescence, Class, Conspiracy theories/Anti-science/Fake news, Consumption, Crime/Law, Culture, Disability, Education, (Sociology of) Emotions, Energy and Society, Evolution and Society, Family, Feminist Theory, Geographical Regions, Globalisation, Identity, Industry, Media/Social media, Medicine and Health, Migration/Integration, Military Sociology, Political Sociology, Queer Theory, Rural Sociology, Social Psychology, Sustainability and Consumption, Work/Organisation

Academic Research

  • Erik Brattström – Science, technology and innovation policy and implementation
  • Maria Löfgren Martinsson – Academics' employability
  • Tobias Olofsson – Knowledge processes and new technologies in archaeological research; assessment of scientific quality and promising research by academic panels


  • 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


  • Elien Dalman – Social inequalities; social mobility; social stratification; social class and gender
  • Bo Isenberg – Class, social differentiation, social stratification, segregation

Conspiracy theories, anti-science and fake news


Crime / Law

  • Susanne Boethius – Domestic violence
  • Lisa Flower – Legal professionals, courtroom digitalization, criminal trials
  • Henriette Frees Esholdt – Islamic State, Islamist radicalization and terrorism, Swedish foreign fighters, women in terrorism, unofficial propaganda on social media, women's operational military roles in ISIS
  • Isabelle Johansson – Sex work, trafficking; anti-trafficking; prostitution policy
  • Anders Kjellberg – Work-related crime
  • Agneta Mallén – Safety and fear of crime; victimology
  • Steven Sampson – Corruption; anti-corruption
  • David Sausdal – Crime prevention and fear of crime, gang crime, cross-border crime, surveillance and policing. Has studied Danish criminal policy and can comment on differences between Denmark and Sweden.
  • Aube Tollu – Terrorism; jihadism
  • David Wästerfors – Theories about physical violence; life in detention homes; crime solving citizens
  • Malin Åkerström – Bribes and corruption; criminal lifestyles; domestic violence



  • Agneta Mallén – Difficulty of reporting violence and child neglect in children with disabilities
  • David Wästerfors – Accessibilty in everyday life; gaming and disability


(Sociology of) Emotions

  • Lisa Flower – Emotions in court
  • David Wästerfors – Emotions in relation to scandals and violence; emotional attractions of critizens’ crime interests

Energy and Society

  • Katinka Johansen – Post-normal science, energy planning, energy policy and EIA processes (Environmental Impact Assessments) in Denmark
  • Mikael Klintman – Renewable energy use among households

Evolution and Society


  • Dalia Abdelhady – Immigrant families
  • Linn Alenius Wallin – Step-relations, families of choice, bonus-grandparenting
  • Lisa Eklund – Abortion policy; parental support in Sweden
  • Sara Eldén – Children's perspective in child care relationships; intergenerational care; private child care market
  • Annika Elwert – Inter-ethnic marriage; homogamy
  • Nina Gren – Family relations in the middle east
  • Tova Höjdestrand – Family policy, pro-family social movements
  • Åsa Lundqvist – Welfare state and family relations; parenting support policies; activation policies
  • Agneta Mallén – Early coordinated efforts for children who risk ending up in criminality
  • Aube Tollu – Sex; intimate relationships

Feminist Theory

Geographical Regions



  • Ron Eyerman – Collective identity and collective memory
  • Bo Isenberg – Individualisation, collective identity
  • Uzma Kazi – Identity formations of Muslims in Sweden


Media / Social media

Medicine and Health

  • Shai Mulinari – Pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical industry; medical research and social categories

Migration / Integration

Military Sociology

  • Håkan Silverup – Military violence, war crimes, warrior ethics and military masculinity

Political Sociology

Queer theory

Rural sociology

Social Psychology

  • Carl-Göran Heidegren – Sociological theory (classical and modern), cultural sociology, sociology of knowledge
  • Bo Isenberg – Groups, individualisation, community
  • Katinka Johansen – Energy transitions, place attachment (the emotional bond between person and place), change resistance
  • David Wästerfors – Gaming and play; self and society

Sustainability and Consumption

Work / Organisation

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The Department of Sociology
Bredgatan 26 (Allhelgonaskolan), Lund

Simon Turner
Head of Research
Email: simon [dot] turner [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
Phone: +46 46 222 88 65