This area Social relations and social issues includes research on how individuals and social groups interact and their positions and relations towards each other. The area covers both living conditions in everyday life and how these relate to the welfare state and civil society organisations. The focus is on the phenomenon level: occurrence, explanation and understanding.

The area covers research on identity and socialisation, on marginalisation, migration and integration, on life cycles and living conditions, on gender, body and sexuality, as well as crime, violence and abuse.

Members of the review panel

  • Chairperson

  • Stefan Sjöström

    Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • Members

  • Greger Bengtsson

    Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Sweden

  • Ann-Christin Cederborg

    Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden

  • Marianne Hedlund

    Department of Social Work, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

  • Rafael Lindqvist

    Department of Sociology, Uppsala university, Sweden

  • Emma Lundholm

    Department of Geography and Economic History, Umeå university, Sweden

  • Ulf Mellström

    Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University, Sweden

  • Johan Oljeqvist

    Fryshuset, Sweden

  • Jorun Rugkåsa

    Centre for Care Research, University College of Southeast Norway, Norway

  • Åsa Wettergren

    Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden