Department of Sociology

Research at the department of Sociology

Research at the Department of Sociology

Research at the Department of Sociology is mainly theory-based empirical research with a clear connection to the surrounding community. Researchers at the department carry a long tradition of bridging the breakdown in "theory" and "empirical".

The research covers key social phenomena such as identity, policy, social, and value. In doing so also issues of ontology and epistemology are brought into question. Research areas represented by researchers and graduate students are: children's vulnerability, economic sociology, disability, organizational sociology, theory development, social gerontology, social psychology, and (through IBF) Urban Research.

The research is conducted either within one of the research groups at the Department - Cultural Matters Group Welfare and life course and The Uppsala Laboratory of Economic Sociology - or in the form of research projects.