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Jan Mewes

Docent and Associate Senior Lecturer


Jan Mewes is docent and associate senior lecturer in sociology. He holds a doctorate in social sciences (defended in 2009) from the University of Bremen, Germany. Before joining the Department of Sociology at Lund University in 2018, Jan was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bremen (2009-2011), forskarassistent at Örebro University (2015), and postdoctoral/senior researcher at Umeå University (2011-2013, 2016-2018).

Jan’s research interests include social trust, welfare states, migration and public opinion. Currently, he is leading the international research project ”Three Worlds of Trust: A Longitudinal Study of Welfare States, Life-Course Risks, and Social Trust”, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfonds: The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (NHS14-2035:1).

His teaching covers the subject areas social policy, development, welfare states, welfare administration, and quantitative methods.

For an overview about Jan's publications, please check his Google Scholar profile.


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Photo of Jan Mewes by Emma Lord.
E-mail: jan [dot] mewes [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Senior lecturer



Department of Sociology
Lund University
Visiting address: Sandgatan 11, House G, Lund
Postal address: Box 114 , SE-221 00 LUND, SWEDEN
Telephone: Student Office +46 46-222 88 44, Lund University Switchboard +46 46-222 00 00

Faculty of Social Sciences