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Lotta Vikström

Within my project funded by my Wallenberg Scholar Grant (2020-25) I lead a cross-disciplinary team researching how disabilities affect people's ageing and health in Swedish society across time.

Research qualifications: Docent

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YA, Norra Beteendevetarhuset Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliation
Affiliated as professor at Centre for Demographic and Aging Research at Umeå University (CEDAR) Units: CEDAR Research
Location
Norra Beteendevetarhuset, 4 tr, Umeå universitet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

My research is mainly based on parish registers digitized by the Demographic Data Base (DDB). These registers are also used in my current DISTIME project funded by my Wallenberg Scholar Grant (MAW 2019.0003) where I lead a team researching disabled individuals' life and ageing in Swedish society and populations from the 1800s until today. In 2016-21, I led a disability project financed by the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator Grant, no. 64725). My historical research have received an interdisciplinary profile, as I have gained knowledge in theories and methods developed in statistics, demography, geography, sociology, gender studies and the field of disability studies.

I have extensive experience teaching history at al levels and the supervision of students. Presently and due to my grants funded by the Wallenberg Foundation and the European Research Council, I primarily conduct disability research beside supervising PhD students. During the period 2011 to 2015, I was Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Arts.

Combining sources
My historical demographic research is characterized by a gender perspective that has followed me since I as student examined men and women's emigration to America from my home municipallity Kisa in southern Östergötland. I discovered not only how information-rich parish registers are, but also the benefits with combining them with other sources, not least the letters US immigrants from Kisa sent home. A mix of sources are also used in my thesis (2003), which investigates gendered migration motives and migration patterns in Sundsvall 1840-1892. The use of different data further characterizes my analyses of the life of criminal men and women, and of urban women, their family and work.

Analyzing life courses
The digitized parish registers of the Demographic Data Base enable quantitative studies of individuals' marriage patterns, career paths, family formation, and socio-geographic mobility. I often employ statistical life course analysis that helps me estimate the individual risk/chance to migrating, for example, making a career, marrying or confronting premature death. Such demographic life events reflect people's living conditions and how these vary depending on historical contexts and whether they were men, women, poor, wealthy, migrants, criminal or disabled, for example.

PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2023, Vol. 18, (6)
Namatovu, Fredinah; Häggström Gunfridsson, Erling; Vikström, Lotta
Genväg till forskning, 18
Namatovu, Fredinah; Vikström, Lotta
Historical Methods, Routledge 2023, Vol. 56, (2) : 63-76
Wisselgren, Maria J.; Vikström, Lotta
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, Sage Publications 2022, Vol. 26, (4) : 1057-1074
Karhina, Kateryna; Ineland, Jens; Vikström, Lotta
History of Psychiatry, Sage Publications 2022, Vol. 33, (2) : 180-199
Liselotte, Eriksson; Junkka, Johan; Sandström, Glenn; et al.
Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, Malmö: Malmö University 2022, Vol. 13 : 111-129
Nordlund, Madelene; Wickman, Kim; Karp, Staffan; et al.
Disability & Society
Vikström, Lotta; Junkka, Johan; Karhina, Kateryna
The Routledge handbook of contemporary inequalities and the life course, London: Routledge 2022 : 136-151
Vikström, Lotta; Karhina, Kateryna; Junkka, Johan
CEDAR Working Papers, 2021:9
Häggström Lundevaller, Erling; Vikström, Lotta; Sandström, Glenn
Journal of International Special Needs Education, Meridian Allen Press 2021, Vol. 24, (2) : 86-96
Ineland, Jens; Karhina, Kateryna; Vikström, Lotta
CEDAR Working Papers, 2021:19
Junkka, Johan; Vikström, Lotta; Häggström Lundevaller, Erling
CEDAR Working Papers, 2021:10
Liselotte, Eriksson; Junkka, Johan; Sandström, Glenn; et al.
BMC Public Health, BioMed Central 2021, Vol. 21, (1)
Namatovu, Fredinah; Häggström Lundevaller, Erling; Vikström, Lotta
ISAPA 2021. Quality partnerships in Adapted Physical Activity: Stronger Together!: Book of abstracts, Jyväskylä, Finland: University of Jyväskylä 2021 : 88-88
Nordlund, Madelene; Wickman, Kim; Karp, Staffan; et al.
CEDAR Working Papers, 14
Nordlund, Madelene; Wickman, Kim; Vikström, Lotta; et al.
Historical Life Course Studies, Amsterdam: International Institute of Social History 2021, Vol. 10, (S3) : 151-155
Vikström, Lotta; Edvinsson, Sören; Häggström Lundevaller, Erling
CEDAR Working Papers, 2021:12
Vikström, Lotta; Junkka, Johan; Karhina, Kateryna
CEDAR Working Papers, 18
Vikström, Lotta; Junkka, Johan; Namatovu, Fredinah; et al.
CEDAR Working Papers, 11
Vikström, Lotta; Karhina, Kateryna; Junkka, Johan
CEDAR Working Papers, 17
Vikström, Lotta; Wälivaara, Josefine; Ljuslinder, Karin
CEDAR Working Papers, 2021:8
Wisselgren, Maria J.; Vikström, Lotta
PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2020, Vol. 15, (4)
Junkka, Johan; Sandström, Glenn; Vikström, Lotta
Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, Stockholm University Press 2020, Vol. 22, (1) : 35-38
Ljuslinder, Karin; Ellis, Katie; Vikström, Lotta
Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, Vol 22, No 1
Ljuslinder, Karin; Vikström, Lotta; Ellis, Katie
The History of the Family, Routledge 2020, Vol. 25, (2) : 230-245
Namatovu, Fredinah; Häggström Lundevaller, Erling; Vikström, Lotta
PLOS ONE, PLOS 2020, Vol. 15, (2)
Namatovu, Fredinah; Häggström Lundevaller, Erling; Vikström, Lotta; et al.
The History of the Family, Abingdon: Routledge 2020, Vol. 25, (2) : 322-344
Vikström, Lotta; Haage, Helena; Häggström Lundevaller, Erling
The History of the Family, No 2, Vol 25
Vikström, Lotta; Shah, Sonali; Janssens, Angelique
The History of the Family, Routledge 2020, Vol. 25, (2) : 177-201
Vikström, Lotta; Shah, Sonali; Janssens, Angelique
Funktionsnedsättning i arbetsliv och välfärd: rapport från forskarseminariet i Umeå 16–17 januari 2019, Försäkringskassan; Analys och prognos 2019 : 15-29
Vikström, Lotta; Häggström Lundevaller, Erling; Junkka, Johan; et al.
Sequence analysis and related approaches: innovative methods and applications, Cham, Switzerland: Springer 2018 : 69-81
Häggström Lundevaller, Erling; Vikström, Lotta; Haage, Helena
Essays in Economic & Business History, Vol. 35, (1) : 207-238
Haage, Helena; Vikström, Lotta; Häggström Lundevaller, Erling
Historical Life Course Studies, Vol. 4 : 97-119
Vikström, Lotta; Haage, Helena; Häggström Lundevaller, Erling
Disability Studies Quarterly, Vol. 37, (4)
Vikström, Lotta; Häggström Lundevaller, Erling; Haage, Helena
Continuity and Change, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2016, Vol. 31, (2) : 241-273
De Veirman, Sofie; Haage, Helena; Vikström, Lotta
Proceedings of the International Conference on Sequence Analysis and Related Methods (LaCOSA II), Lausanne: Université de Lausanne 2016 : 93-102
Haage, Helena; Häggström Lundevaller, Erling; Vikström, Lotta
Scandinavian Journal of History, Vol. 41, (2) : 160-184
Haage, Helena; Häggström Lundevaller, Erling; Vikström, Lotta
The future of historical demography: upside down and inside out, Leuven: Acco 2016 : 249-252
Vikström, Lotta
Historisk Tidskrift, Svenska Historiska Föreningen 2016, Vol. 136, (1) : 81-87
Vikström, Lotta
Journal of Migration History, Brill Academic Publishers 2016, Vol. 2, (1) : 148-176
Vikström, Lotta; Marklund, Emil; Sandström, Glenn
Population Studies, Routledge 2015, Vol. 69, (1) : 57-71
Sandström, Glenn; Vikström, Lotta
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet 2015, Vol. 24, (1) : 31-41
Vikström, Lotta; Haage, Helena
Nordidactica: Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education, Karlstad: 2014, (2) : 208-245
Nygren, Thomas; Sandberg, Karin; Vikström, Lotta
Education Sciences, Basel: MDPI 2013, Vol. 3 : 50-73
Nygren, Thomas; Vikström, Lotta
Tracing the women-friendly welfare state: gendered politics of everyday life in Sweden, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag 2013 : 255-275
Vikström, Lotta
Usla, elända och arma: samhällets utsatta under sjuhundra år, Stockholm: Natur och kultur 2013 : 185-208
Vikström, Lotta
XXIVI IUSSP International Population Conference: Programme, IUSSP 2013 : 150-
Vikström, Lotta; Haage, Helena
XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013, Korea
Vikström, Lotta; Sandström, Glenn
XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference: Book of abstracts : 221-221
Vikström, Lotta; Sandström, Glenn; Marklund, Emil
Continuity and Change, Cambridge University Press 2012, Vol. 27, (3) : 409-431
Ericsson, Tom; Vikström, Lotta