Associate Professor | Senior Lecturer | Director of Research Studies
- Sociology of Family and Personal Life
- Critical/feminist Theory
- Qualitative Methods
Current research and teaching
My research interests are feminist theory, sociology of family and personal life, and childhood sociology. I am currently researching narratives of care by grandparents, their adult children, and grandchidlren, in the research project "Intergenerational care in Sweden. A study of relationships, commitments, and practices of care in everyday family life" (VR 2018-01053, with Terese Anving)
I have also researched the emerging market for private care (nannies and au pairs) in Sweden, and the effects this has on the “doing” of families (in ”Care for Children in an Era of Private Sector Services: A Study of Nannies, Children and Parents” (RJ P13-0603:1)).
Other research interests are care from the perspective of children, and care relationships outside the ‘nuclear family’, popular therapy and couple’s discourses, and qualitative methods.
I teach different courses, and I supervise on all levels.
Displaying of publications. Sorted by year, then title.
Sara Eldén's research interests are care, family and gender.