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Department of Sociology


Agnes Liminga
Andrea Bohman

My research concerns prejudice and immigration attitudes, and how such attitudes develop in different political and social contexts.

Anna Baranowska-Rataj

My research investigates processes linking labour market inequalities, family life and wellbeing using methods for causal inference.

Anna Brydsten
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.

Britt-Inger Keisu

I am associate professor in Sociology and works as head the department at Umeå Centre for Gender studies. My research interests involves gender- organization and leadership theory.

Carolina Londono
Charlott Nyman
Daniel Larsson

I am an associate professor of sociology (docent) at the Department of Sociology. My research concerns the labor market and working life. I teach about work life, sociological theory and criminology

Elin Kvist

Associate professor in Sociology

Emma Östin

I am a doctoral student in digital sociology. My research is about how political parties interplay with digital activism on social media.

Erika Antill
Erika Willander

I am a researcher in sociology. My research focus on religious change, secularization and the social consequences of mainstream religiosity.

Filip Fors Connolly


Frida Skog
Henrik Sigurdh
Hernan Mondani

I am a sociologist with a background in engineering physics and a research interest in modelling social phenomena using large-scale datasets and non-traditional quantitative methods.

Ida Johansson
Ida Öun
Ingrid Schild
Isabelle Sjöström
Jan Grimell
Jeffrey Mitchell
Joakim Kulin

I am a researcher at the Department of Sociology. My current research mainly focuses on public beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors in relation to the environment and climate change.

Johanna Olsson

I am administrative manager at the Departments of Education, Psychology and Sociology. 

Jonas Edlund

I am Professor of Sociology. My main areas of interest are comparative political sociology and stratification. I am heading the Swedish part of the International Social Survey Program (ISSP).

Jonas Lindahl
Jordi Guma-Lao
Josefina Jarl
Julia Schröders

Postdoc in Sociology with background in Medical Anthropology, Epidemiology & Global Health. Interested in social network research and the construction of vulnerabilities across the adult life course.

Karina Nilsson

I am a Senior Researcher and Associated Professor in Sociology. My current research interest include social inequalities over the life course.

Katarina Östberg

I coordinate the research infrastructures within the national consortium CORS. My job involves research communication, operational planning and follow-up.

Lena Karlsson

I am Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, and Head of unit at Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).

Madelene Nordlund
Maja Adolfsson

I am a PhD student at the Industrial Doctoral School.

Malcolm Fairbrother

I am a comparative political sociologist who studies environmental policy and politics, economic globalization, trust, and social science research methods—and the relationships among them.

Marcus Aronsson
Maria Sterner
Marta Miklikowska

Associate Professor of psychology. Research: Anti-immigrant attitudes, diversity, empathy, cross-ethnic friendships, political activism. Social contexts (family, friends, school) in youth development.

Mathilda Åkerlund

My research concerns digital politics in a broad sense, but I focus primarily on far-right political expressions, and how different types of media and platforms enable these.

Maureen A. Eger

I am an associate professor in the Department of Sociology. My research interests lie broadly in political sociology, with an emphasis on immigration, nationalism, and the welfare state. 

Mia Lind
Mikael Goossen

I research sociopolitical attitudes and the welfare state. Other interests include gender, white-collar crime, and values and personality. 

Mikael Hjerm

I'm a professor in Sociology and deputy head of the department. My research generally concerns attitudes and more specifically prejudice and nationalism.

Mirella Alvarez
Moa Broqvist
Nora Räthzel

I am interested in the ways in which individuals create cultures of resistance and subordination. My research integrates  environmental labour studies and gender studies.

Paolo Velásquez

My research focuses on the effect of education on prejudice (mainly attitudes towards ethnic minorities) and immigrant integration.

Pär Sundling
Ragnar Lundström
Samuel Merrill

I am an interdisciplinary researcher specializing in digital and cultural sociology. My research interests centre on social movements, collective memory, cultural heritage and digital media.

Sanna Hardell
Sara Kalucza
Sara Lundell

Associate professor in physiotherapy. Research focusing on how shame and guilt affect self-management in people with COPD, and support for self-management, including eHealth, for different groups.

Simon Lindgren

My research is about politics, power, and resistance at the intersection of society and digital technologies.

Sofia Wård
Tobias Richard
Ulrika Sahlén
Ulrika Schmauch

My research concerns social inequality in general and in relation to race, place and gender specifically.

Åsa Gustafson