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New projects presented at the Sociology of Law Department's Research Panorama Day

Two persons standing behind a podium in front of an audience.
Doctoral students Embla Helle Nerland and Tim York presenting on the Research Panorama Day.

The Research Panorama Day is an annual relay seminar presenting ongoing research at the Sociology of Law Department for new students. It is an opportunity for students to get an overview of the production of science at their current department and deepen their understanding of the subject.

The 2024 iteration of the Research Panorama Day featured presentations of several new research projects. One is the Wallenberg Foundation-funded "Vulnerability in the Automated State".

Digitalisation is the process of making something analogue digital. It is increasingly happening in many parts of society, like the interaction between the state and its citizens. Within the research project, doctoral students Tim York and Embla Helle Nerland study how the digital interactions between the state and its citizens create vulnerability. Moving from analogue systems to digital creates precarity for various citizens - for example, those who do not understand how to use the digital systems or those without the tools to access them. York's and Helle Nerland's research studies how the state should respond to the increased vulnerability, whether new laws and regulations are needed and if we should reconsider the digitalisation of welfare services.


More information about the Sociology of Law Department's research is available in the Lund University Research Portal.