The Department of Sociology has an international research profile and is particularly strong within the following fields:

  • Demography
  • Family sociology
  • Gender and equality
  • Political sociology
  • Social policy regimes
  • Social networks
  • Social stratification

Research collaborations

The department maintains close ties with several cross-disciplinary research institutes and research centers:


The department offers three major seminar series 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 seminar series are as follows:

The Swedish tradition of fika, coffee and conversation, follows each seminar.