Department of Sociology

Research Projects - Welfare and Life Course

Disability Research (projects conducted by senior researchers)

Social Movements Claims and Public Responsibility: Gender, Ethnicity, Disability, Sexuality, and the Politics of Needs.                                                                            Primary investigator: Docent Agneta Hugemark

The New Meanings of Social Citizenship: On Activation and Medicalization in National Insurance                                                                                                              Primary investigator: Prof. Rafael Lindqvist

DISCIT: Making Persons with Disabilities Full Citizens                                            Primary investigator: (for the Swedish team) Prof. Rafael Lindqvist

Disability Research (projects conducted by doctoral students)

Doing Social Life by Caring: A study of care within disability settings as understood, conceptualized, and enacted

Primary investigator: Richard Johansson, MSsc.

Lived citizenship and persons with disabilities: identity, status and rights            Primary investigator: Marie Sépulchre, MSsc

Social Gerontological Studies: Elderly People, Aging and Elderly Care (projects conducted by senior researchers)

Into the Digital Age: older non-users’ understandings and experiences of digital technologies and how they relate to understandings of aging and old age            Primary investigator: Magdalena Kania-Lundholm

Communication in consultations with elder persons and care professionals – A matter of professional and institutional culture
Primary investigator: Ulla Hellström Muhli

Caring for dying patients with immigrant backgrounds and their families: do understandings of cross-cultural interaction and ethnic ‘Otherness’ play a role?
Primary Investigator: Prof. Sandra Torres

The Effects of Interactions with Dogs in Eldercare                                                    Primary investigator: Associate Prof. Ulla Hellström Muhli

Older people, new media
Primary investigator: Prof. Sandra Torres (Uppsala University)

Elderly Care in a Globalized World: a Study of Cross-cultural Interaction in the Context of Swedish Elderly Care
Primary Investigator: Prof. Sandra Torres

The Globalization of International Migration: Perspectives on Challenges for Social Gerontological Research
Primary Investigator: Prof. Sandra Torres

Identifying needs in elderly clients with migrant backgrounds: are understandings of cross-cultural interaction, ethnic 'Otherness' and gender relevant for need assessment practice?
Primary Investigator: Prof. Sandra Torres

Media representations of ethnic ‘Otherness’ in elderly care: a comparative study of Swedish and Finnish daily press reporting on migration, ethnicity and culture-related issues within the context of elderly care from 1995-2008
Primary Investigator: Prof. Sandra Torres

Lifestyle discussions in medical encounters with older people                        Investigator (sub project): Clara Iversen, Ph.D.

Social Gerontological Studies: Elderly People, Aging and Elderly Care (projects conducted by doctoral students)

Couples that Live with Dementia                                                                                Primary investigator: Anita Wejbrandt, MSsc

Understandings of Cross-cultural Interaction and Ethnic ‘Otherness’: a Study of Palliative Care Workers’ Negotiations
Primary investigator: Pernilla Ågård, MSSc

Welfare and inequality within the health and social care sector and in schools (projects conducted by senior researchers)

Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Refugee Crisis: Vulnerabilities, Inequalities and Responses                                                                                              Primary investigator: Prof. Hannah Bradby

Making sense of suicide: communicative suicide prevention based on help-seekers’ and volunteers’ meaning making on a suicide helpline                                  Primary investigator: Ph.D. Clara Iversen

Strengthen Community Based Care to minimize health inequalities and improve the integration of vulnerable migrants and refugees into local communities (MigHealthCare)                                                                                                            Primary investigator: Professor Hannah Bradby.

Understanding racism in healthcare: Developing and implementing anti-racist strategies through shared knowledge production and evaluation                                Primary investigator: Professor Hannah Bradby.

Speaking of money: Problem presentation, service and response when families with children call the Social Insurance Agency (2016-2018)
Primary investigator and contact person for project: Marie Flinkfeldt Ph.D.

The Diversity Barometer: A Panel-Based Investigation of Attitudes
Primary investigator: Associate Prof. Irving Palm

Children in Addiction Environments
Primary investigator: Karin Alexandersson, Ph.D.

Coordinated Support for Children and Parents in Families with Addiction Problems
Primary investigator: Karin Alexandersson, Ph.D.

Child and Youth Participation/ Involvement in Social Child Care                            Primary investigator: Karin Alexandersson, Ph.D.

 

The Janus Face of Self-actualization – Explaining and Preventing Women’s Work Related Mental Illness
Primary investigator: Elin Thunman, Ph.D.

Understanding the practice and developing the concept of welfare bricolage      Primary Investigators: Prof. Jenny Phillimore (Birmingham University, UK) och Prof. Hannah Bradby 

Creating health care: how do people get the health care they need when they need it?                                                                                                                                         Primary Investigators: Prof. Hannah Bradby 

Superdiversity and navigating healthcare pathways                                                Primary Investigators: Prof. Hannah Bradby (Uppala University),Dr Kristine Krause (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity), Prof. Gill Green and Dr Charlie Davison (Essex University)

Teachers without Borders: The Ethical Challenges of the Use of Social Network Websites for Pupil Contact                                                                                          Primary investigator: Elin Thunman, Ph.D.

Children’s participation in risk assessment interviews                                      Investigator (sub project): Clara Iversen, Ph.D.

The different aspects of health:Relations between mortality, morbidity, functional status and subjective health in European populations

Primary investigator: Professor Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen

Attitudes towards religion among Swedish citizens living abroad                  Investigator: Erika Willander, Ph.D.  (Church of Sweden's Unit for Analysis)

Nordic patterns of religious practice                                                                          Principal investigator: Erika Willander, Ph.D.  (Church of Sweden's Unit for Analysis)

International research on confirmation work                                                            Principal investigator: Erika Willander, Ph.D.  (Church of Sweden's Unit for Analysis)

The Religious Beliefs of Priests in the Church of Sweden                                        Primary investigator: Erika Willander, Ph.D.  (Church of Sweden's Unit for Analysis)

Welfare and inequality within the health and social care sector and in schools (projects conducted by doctoral students)

Moments on the City Bus: A Microsociology of Non-verbal Interaction and Social Coding in Urban Bus Riding.
Primary investigator: Magdalena Vieira, M.A. in sociology and M.A. in cultural anthropology

Sociological perspectives on the management of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic misuse                                                                                                            Primary investigator: Hedvig Gröndal, MSsc 

Understanding Racialised Discrimination in Health Care through Shared Knowledge Production                                                                                            Primary Investigator: Sarah Hamed, DDS, MSc