Research environments and groups
These pages present some of the research environments that are currently active at the Department of Sociology, Lund University.
We cover a wide range of sociological and anthropological questions with our research here at the Department of Sociology in Lund.
We are a large and diverse department. Our diversity encourages a creative and interesting work place that promotes interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations.
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.
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.
- Crime, Control and Culture
- Cultural Space
- Family, Migration and Welfare (FAMIW)
- Social Studies of Science and Technology (SSST)
- Social Anthropology
- Sociology of work and professions (SWAP)