Research groups

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 , Hannah Bradby and Sandra Torres (Welfare and Life-course), Tora Holmberg (Cultural Matters Group), Patrik Aspers (The Uppsala Laboratory of Economic Sociology), and Stina Bergman Blix and Stefan Sjöström (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.

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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.

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The Uppsala Laboratory of Economic Sociology

Understanding the economy is central to understanding social life. The Uppsala Laboratory of Economic Sociology investigates this link between the economic and the social to produce new knowledge for economic sociologists, social scientists, and the public.

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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.

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