The Department of Sociology conducts research within a wide range of fields, including organizations, social stratification, political sociology, economic sociology, social networks, ethnic relations, and gender.
The Department of Sociology emphasizes the use of rigorous methods, both quantitative and qualitative, to investigate pressing social issues and has a competitive international research profile. It is particularly strong in demography, economic sociology, ethnic relations and migration, gender and welfare states, social networks, and social stratification.
In addition to these core areas, the department maintains close ties with several cross-disciplinary research institutes and research centers at Stockholm University including: Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE), Stockholm University Linnaeus Center for Integration Studies (SULCIS), Stockholm University Linnaeus Center on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe (SpADE), and Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI). These research institutes and centers are multidisciplinary research environments where sociologists play a vital role.
The department offers two major seminar series, the Wednesday Seminar and The Demographic Colloquium, where faculty, researchers, graduate students and invited guest speakers, present recent publications or share work in progress to exchange ideas and commentary, supporting a collaborative research environment. The Swedish tradition of Fika, coffee and conversation, follows each seminar.
Departmental faculty are active members in the field, serving on editorial boards of international journals, leading large-scale European and Swedish national research programs, participating in international conferences, maintaining strong publication records with high impact, and mentoring doctoral students to developing their research and publication skills.
History and present
The Department of Sociology at Stockholm University was founded in 1954 and is one of the leading sociology departments in the Nordic countries. An evaluation of the department’s research productivity and impact can be found here: http://asj.sagepub.com/content/51/1/5.short
July 10, 2012
Source: Department of Sociology