Areas of interests:
- Islamist radicalization and terrorism (e.g. propaganda on social media, relatives of individuals engaging in Salafi-jihadist environments etc.).
- Women in terrorism
- Symbolic interactionism
- Ethnicity, gender & sexuality
- Social relations and emotions in the workplace (e.g. bullying, sexual harassment, pleasurable sexual sociality, humor in the workplace, emotions in organizations).
- Sociology of culture
- Sociology of humor (e.g. ethnic humor).
- Cultural criminology
- Qualitative methods (e.g. ethnographic fieldwork, autoethnography).
Current and previous research projects:
1.“After the Caliphate: Mobilization of Women and Men in the Salafi-Jihadi Environment in Sweden” (2021-2023). The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE), Research project, 3.900.000 SEK. Co-applicant with main applicant Associate Professor Marco Nilsson (PI), Jönköping University.
2. “The Appeal of Violence-Promoting Islamic Extremism: An Investigation of Masculinity and Femininity” (2017-2020). The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE), Junior research project, 4.045.000 SEK. Main applicant (PI) with co-applicants Associate Professor Mehmet Ümit Necef, Center for Modern Middle East and Muslim Studies, University of Southern Denmark, and Professor Malin Åkerström, Department of Sociology at Lund University.
3. "When Humor, Play and Pleasure Are on the Line: Social Interaction in a Multiethnic Workplace" (2009-2015). Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University. Ph.D.-project. Main supervisor: Professor Anders Persson. Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Mehmet Ümit Necef, Center for Modern Middle East and Muslim Studies, University of Southern Denmark.
Total teaching hours (BA, MA and PhD level):
- 3100+ hours from Lund University, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Business School, Kristianstad University, University of Southern Denmark, Aarhus University. My teaching experiences cover teaching in general sociological theory, qualitative methods, quantitative methods, organization theory, criminology, Islamist extremism etc.
Supervision (BA, MA and PhD level):
- Main supervisor for Ph.D. candidate Vibeke Klitgaard, Department of Sociology, Lund University (2017- ).
- Supervised 1 MA thesis in educational studies, Department of Sociology, Lund University.
- Supervised 20 BA thesis in sociology, Department of Sociology, Lund University.
- Supervised 5 BA thesis in human resources and work life conditions, Kristianstad University.
- “Why are young people attracted to violent Islamist extremism? - a sociological perspective” (BA and MA), Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, 2017 and 2018 (28 weeks).
- “The Sociology of Humor” (MA), Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, 2015 (14 weeks).
Pedagogical courses (>15 ECTS/10 weeks):
- “Doctoral supervision”, Lund University, 2021, 2 weeks (3 ECTS).
- “Course design in higher education, blended course”, Lund University, 2021, 3 weeks (4,5 ECTS).
- “Learning to Teach”, Copenhagen Business School, 2016, 2 days.
- “Högskolepedagogisk fortsättningskurs”, Lund University, 2012, 3 weeks (4,5 ECTS).
- ”Lärarrollen vid universitet och högskola”, Lund University, 2010, 2 weeks (3 ECTS).
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Henriette Frees Esholdt completed her PhD from the Department of Sociology at Lund University in 2015. She also holds a M.Sc. (2008) and a B.Sc. (2005) in sociology from University of Copenhagen, as well as a university diploma (2003) in sociology from Lund University.
Danish, Swedish, English.