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Anna-Britt Coe

My research focuses on how and why social movements influence society and policies as well as how and why young people practice politics by merging boundaries between the state and society.

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Associate professor at Department of Sociology
Hus Y, Beteendevetarhuset & Norra beteendevetarhuset Mediagränd 14, Beteendevetarhuset, Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I work as a teacher and researcher at the Department of Sociology, Umeå University. I am the coordinator of the multidisciplinary Master’s Program in Leadership and Organization at Umeå University, which is a collaboration between five departments: psychology, pedagogy, political science, business administration and sociology. My teaching spans undergraduate and graduate courses on organizational sociology, qualitative research methods and sociological theory.

My research focuses on two main questions: how do social movements influence society and policies, and how do young adults create activism according to their own understandings of politics and political action. I study everyday practices, social processes and the construction of power relations based on gender, age and racialization. My empirical cases consist of activism in Sweden and Latin America on safety and safe public spaces, feminism, and sexual and reproductive rights.

I collaborate on PhD and post-doctoral projects that investigate:

•  How place matters for young adults’ political engagement in rural areas,
•  Stigma-related emotions and their impact on self-care among people with COPD,
•  Cancer patient pathways’ (CPPs) influence on organizational routines in primary care,
•  Access to cancer care through patient-physician interactions in primary care in the context of CPPs, and
•  Capacity building of middle managers in health systems using participatory action research.

I have BA in Sociology and Spanish/Latin American Studies (1989) and MA in Applied Sociology (1999), both from American University, Washington D.C. I have a PhD in Sociology (2010) and Associate Professorship of Sociology (2015), both from Umeå University. I am a member of the International Sociological Association and Swedish Association of Gender Researchers.

Key words: activist organizations, feminism, gender justice, Latin America, safety practices, social movements, sexual and reproductive rights, young adults

Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, Taylor & Francis 2020, Vol. 38, (2) : 238-247
Hultstrand Ahlin, Cecilia; Coe, Anna-Britt; Lilja, Mikael; et al.
BMC Health Services Research, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 20, (1)
Hultstrand Ahlin, Cecilia; Coe, Anna-Britt; Lilja, Mikael; et al.
Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, Routledge 2020, Vol. 27, (7) : 1044-1062
Sandberg, Linda; Coe, Anna-Britt
Journal of Youth Studies, Taylor & Francis 2019, Vol. 22, (6) : 839-855
Coe, Anna-Britt; Rönnblom, Malin
Social Movement Studies, Routledge 2019, Vol. 18, (5) : 622-638
Coe, Anna-Britt; Sandberg, Linda
Journal of Clinical Nursing, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 28, (7–8) : 1223-1232
Hultstrand Ahlin, Cecilia; Hörnsten, Åsa; Coe, Anna-Britt; et al.
Sport, Education and Society, Abingdon: Routledge 2019, Vol. 24, (5) : 441-454
Wiklund, Emelie; Jonsson, Emma; Coe, Anna-Britt; et al.
Sociological inquiry, Vol. 88, (3) : 510-534
Coe, Anna-Britt
Health Research Policy and Systems, BioMed Central 2018, Vol. 16
Tetui, Moses; Zulu, Joseph Mumba; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; et al.
Global Public Health, Routledge 2017, Vol. 12, (8) : 1004-1017
Goicolea, Isabel; Coe, Anna-Britt; San Sebastián, Miguel; et al.
Umeå: Umeå universitet 2017
Sandberg, Linda; Brandén, Jennie; Rönnblom, Malin; et al.
Health Research Policy and Systems, BioMed Central 2017, Vol. 15
Tetui, Moses; Coe, Anna-Britt; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; et al.
Global Health Action, Abingdon: Taylor & Francis 2017, Vol. 10
Tetui, Moses; Coe, Anna-Britt; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; et al.
Global Health Action, Vol. 10
Vives-Cases, Carmen; Espinar-Ruiz, Eva; Castellanos-Torres, Esther; et al.
Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering: Boundaries, mobility and mobilisation : Nationell konferens för genusforskning = Swedish conference for gender research, Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning 2016 : 97-98
Coe, Anna-Britt; Sandberg, Linda
Journal of Youth Studies, Routledge 2016, Vol. 19, (10) : 1321-1337
Coe, Anna-Britt; Wiklund, Maria; Uttjek, Margaretha; et al.
BMC Health Services Research, Vol. 16
Tetui, Moses; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; Ekirpa-Kiracho, Elizabeth; et al.
Youth & society, Vol. 47, (1) : 3-28
Coe, Anna-Britt; Goicolea, Isabel; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; et al.
Latin American Politics and Society, John Wiley & Sons 2015, Vol. 57, (2) : 132-153
Coe, Anna-Britt; Vandegrift, Darcie
Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research, Vol. 22, (4) : 399-419
Goicolea, Isabel; Coe, Anna-Britt; Öhman, Ann
BMC Public Health, London: BioMed Central 2013, Vol. 13
Anticona, Cynthia; Coe, Anna-Britt; Bergdahl, Ingvar; et al.
Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Bingley, U.K.: Emerald 2013 : 107-132
Coe, Anna-Britt
Journal of Youth Studies, Routledge 2013, Vol. 16, (6) : 695-711
Coe, Anna-Britt; Goicolea, Isabel; Öhman, Ann
Journal of Gender Studies, Taylor & Francis 2012, Vol. 21, (2) : 151-167
Coe, Anna-Britt
Global Health Action, Co-Action Publishing 2012, Vol. 5 : 18748-
Goicolea, Isabel; Coe, Anna-Britt; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; et al.
Mobilization, MetaPress 2011, Vol. 16, (4) : 495-512
Coe, Anna-Britt
Sociological perspectives, University of California Press 2011, Vol. 54, (4) : 665-688
Coe, Anna-Britt; Schnabel, Annette
Akademiska avhandlingar vid Sociologiska institutionen, Umeå universitet, 62
Coe, Anna-Britt
Social Movement Studies, Taylor & Francis Group 2009, Vol. 8, (4) : 427-447
Coe, Anna-Britt
Reproductive Health Matters, Elsevier 2007, Vol. 15, (29) : 139-148
Chávez, Susana; Coe, Anna-Britt
Reproductive health matters, Elsevier 2004, Vol. 12, (24) : 56-69
Coe, Anna-Britt