Department of Sociology

Lived citizenship and persons with disabilities: identity, status and rights

Primary investigator: Marie Sépulchre, MSsc

This dissertation project aims to elucidate the relationship between persons with disabilities and society through the concept of citizenship, understood from a sociological perspective as ‘lived citizenship’, in the context of Sweden. The study is a qualitative study about disabled people’s experience of feeling ordinary and yet different. Citizenship, community, disability identity and rights are the central concepts of this project.

Grants: The project is funded via an EU, 7th Framework Programme grant & a faculty financed doctoral position awarded to the Department of Sociology by Uppsala University’s Faculty of Social Sciences

Advisors: Prof. Rafael Lindqvist and Prof. Sandra Torres (both at Uppsala University)