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.

Research projects that are funded by the EU

At the department three researchprojects are funded by the EU:

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

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

The Construction of Objectivity: An international perspective on the emotive-cognitive process of judicial decision-making (JUSTEMOTIONS)
Primary investigator: Stina Bergman Blix