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Research environments and groups

These pages present some of the research environments that are currently active at the Department of Sociology in Lund.

Researchers discussing.

Our research covers a wide range of sociological and anthropological questions.

Our methodological traditions are diverse, with a rich tradition in ethnography and qualitative methods as well as practitioners of quantitative and computational social sciences methods.

We are a large and diverse department. Our diversity encourages a creative and interesting work place that promotes interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations.

The department’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.

Sometimes clusters of researchers crystallize and work together in smaller communities of research environments, focusing on a specific area. Currently the following environments or groups are working together.