To a considerable extent research at the Department of Sociology is organised in the form of research groups, that serve as platforms for exchange of thaughts and for coordination of activities. Group coordinators are, Clara Iversen and Emma von Essen (Welfare Research Group), Maria Törnqvist (Cultural Matters Group), and Stina Bergman Blix, Stefan Sjöström and Nina Törnqvist (Emotion - Justice - Interaction). Miguel Martinez is coordinating the Urban Sociology Research Group that is active at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF) but has members affiliated with the Department of Sociology.
Welfare Research Group
Focusing on inequality, health & social care and critical studies, this group’s research is conducted in a range of national and international settings, and adopts various theoretical and methodological standpoints.
Cultural Matters Group (CMG)
Cultural sociology is a broad international field, and holds at its heart a belief that culture as a system of meaning, materiality and practice is a sphere and a force that should be studied in its own right.
Emotion – Justice – Interaction (EmoJI)
This research group engages in three themes that are central to social science research: Emotion, Justice, and Interaction. The research group aims to promote and conduct research on these themes separately and in conjunction, theoretically, empirically and methodologically.