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Department of Sociology


Ales Kudrnac, postdoctoral fellow

Aleš Kudrnáč is a political scientist currently investigating the prejudice in adolescence.

Andrea Bohman, associate professor

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

Anna Baranowska-Rataj, associate professor

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

Anna Brydsten, postdoctoral fellow
Anna-Britt Coe, associate professor

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, associate professor

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.

Charlott Nyman, associate professor
Daniel Larsson, associate professor

I am an associate professor of sociology (docent) and a director of studies at the Department of Sociology. My research mainly concerns the labor market and working life.

Elin Biström, doctoral student (absent)
Elin Kvist, associate professor

Senior lecturer at the department of sociology and researcher at Umea Centre for Gender Studies 

Erika Antill, study counsellor
Filip Fors Connolly, research coordinator
Frida Skog, associate professor
Ida Öun, associate professor
Ingrid Schild, associate professor
Joakim Kulin, research fellow

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.

Jonas Edlund, professor

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, associate professor
Jonas Vossemer, postdoctoral position, postdoctoral fellow, other position

I am a sociologist studying the interplay between labor markets, family life, and health and well-being by using quantitative methods.

Josefina Jarl, doctoral student
Karina Nilsson, associate professor

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

Katarina Östberg, project coordinator

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

Lena Karlsson, associate professor

I work as an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Sociology

Malcolm Fairbrother, professor

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.

Marta Miklikowska, research fellow

Associate Professor (Docent) of psychology. Expertise: Adolescent anti-immigrant attitudes/prejudice, empathy, cross-ethnic friendships. Social contexts (family, friends, school) in youth development.

Maureen A. Eger, associate professor

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, doctoral student
Mikael Goossen, doctoral student

I research sociopolitical attitudes about the Swedish welfare state (including comparative research). Other interests include gender, white-collar crime and values and personality. 

Mikael Hjerm, professor

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

Moa Eirell, administrator
Moa Eriksson Krutrök, postdoctoral fellow

I am a postdoc researcher in digital sociology. My research focuses on discourses on trauma and victimisation in high-profile (social) media events.

Nora Räthzel, professor

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, doctoral student

My research interests lie primarily in immigration, ethnic relations, social stratification and integration.

Per Wisselgren, associate professor

I am Associate Professor (Docent) of Sociology and Programme Coordinator of Library and Information Science.

Samuel Merrill, research fellow

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.

Simon Lindgren, professor

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

Sofia Wård, human resources coordinator
Tage Alalehto, associate professor
Tina Goldschmidt, postdoctoral fellow

I use computer-assisted content analysis to investigate the portrayal of vulnerable social groups in online news stories.

Ulrika Sahlén, public relations officer
Ulrika Schmauch, associate professor

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

Åsa Gustafson, associate professor