21 Jun 2022
Nicolás Serrano Cardona has received his doctorate degree
On Monday, 20 June, Nicolás Serrano Cardona successfully defended his dissertation Interlegality, Municipalities and Social Change: A Sociolegal Study of the Controversy around Bul...
17 Jun 2022
A unanimous committee passed Cansu Bostan into doctorhood
On Friday, June 17, Cansu Bostan successfully defended her dissertation Games of Justice: Ethnographic Inquiries on Space, Subjectivity and Law in Northern Kurdistan. She is now a ...
16 Jun 2022
The department has recruited two professors in sociology of law
The two new professors are Anna Lundberg and Ole Hammerslev, who have been guest professors at the Sociology of Law Department since the summer of 2021.
13 May 2022
Racist and classist politics behind increased homelessness among asylum-seekers in Europe
Welfare policies across the continent are becoming increasingly nationalistic and exclusive toward racialised and poor non-citizens.
22 Apr 2022
Central Asian migrant workers risk mass unemployment
The economic sanctions against Russian following the invasion of Ukraine are having spillover effects in Central Asia. With the prospect of economic and social strain forcing Russi...
28 Feb 2022
Master's student publishes bachelor thesis in international academic journal
Few bachelor theses make it to publication. But a student currently in the Master's Programme in Sociology of Law recently managed the unusual feat when an international journal pu...
10 Jan 2022
How corporate executives beat corruption charges by performing 'unbeloning' in court
It took Swedish prosecutors six years to prepare the criminal case against former executives of Telia Company for paying several hundred million USD in bribes in Uzbekistan. The S...
6 Dec 2021
From now on it is Doctor Mikael Lundholm
On Friday, December 3, Mikael Lundholm’s eight-year doctoral education ended with a successful defence of his thesis “The Social Contingency of Law: Studies of Social Control durin...
27 Sep 2021
These are the Sociology of Law Department's guest professors
A month has passed since the start of the autumn semester. By now, the Sociology of Law Department's two guest professors, Anna Lundberg and Ole Hammerslev, are deeply embedded in ...
16 Sep 2021
Law’s failure to protect farmed animals has dire consequences for both human and nonhuman life
The ecological consequences of animal agriculture present an acute challenge for how we legislate to protect cows, pigs, and other farmed animals. Research at the Sociology of Law ...
14 Sep 2021
Matthias Baier has stepped down as Head of Department and back into the classroom
The mandate Head of Department rarely spans more than six years. Matthias Baier held it at the Sociology of Law Department for eleven. This spring, the former prefect resumed his p...
9 Jul 2021
New materialism and Nordic feminism co-working for a new perspective on justice
The Sociology of Law Department’s researcher Jannice Käll proposes how Nordic feminist theory and new materialist feminist theory can reach further in a call for feminist justice b...
29 Jun 2021
Online doctors expose deficiencies in the Swedish healthcare system
Swedish healthcare is supposed to be guided by a principle of need, treating the most urgent cases first. Political reforms in recent decades have also introduced freedom of choice...
1 Jun 2021
Honorary doctor at the Faculty of Social Sciences has passed away
The distinguished socio-legal scholar Thomas Mathiesen died on Saturday, May 29. He was 87 years old.
7 May 2021
Peter Bergwall is now a Doctor of Sociology of Law
On Friday, May 7, Ph.D. student Peter Bergwall at the Sociology of Law Department successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Exploring paths of justice in the digital healthcare”.
14 Apr 2021
How economic insecurity hinders the integration of immigrants
Unfamiliarity with the local language and regulations make immigrants vulnerable to over-indebtedness. The condition puts them at risk of social and financial exclusion, which nega...
23 Mar 2021
Looking back and forward on furthering the rights of children
For 13 years, Sociology of Law Professor Per Wickenberg ran a training programme implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
9 Mar 2021
Imagination and creative navigation simplifies life for Central Asian migrants in Russia
Associate Professor Rustam Urinboyev spent more than five years studying the experiences and life stories of Uzbek migrant workers in Moscow. In the book Migration and Hybrid Polit...
3 Mar 2021
We need a sociology of algorithms
Increasing digitalisation and computerisation can lead to socio-legal governance problems and a dominating artificial intelligence.
17 Feb 2021
People with high socio-economic status get more value for their properties when faced with foreclosure
High income and education level, and being married are beneficial if you end up unable to pay your mortgages.