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Research projects

Gaining knowledge about law in society

Researching the legal system's possibilities, limitations and dependence on the surrounding community. What part do norms, rules and laws play in the family environment, at school, at work or in society as a whole?

A man is studying a law paragraph under a microscope.

At the Sociology of Law Department family research coexists with research on public construction contracts, informal workers' situation in Colombia is examined at the same time as digital norms and gender. Research is also carried out on socio-legal theory, social welfare and many other areas.

Our research has a wide span, which contributes to interesting discussions, while also finding its common ground in its examination of law and norms.

Active research projects

Current doctoral projects

The department's PhD students are engaged in many interesting doctoral projects which you will find presented on their personal pages below.

  • Hate and threats against journalists: consequences for freedom of speech and democracy
    Oscar Björkenfeldt
  • Necropolitics, Juridico-political right to kill, Right to death
    Cansu Bostan
  • Software and the Regulation of Urban Space in Smart Cities
    Magnus Eriksson
  • Animals, Women and the Politics of Rights. The History of the Contemporary Animal Rights Movement
    Marie Leth-Espensen
  • Scale games and urban cultural governance in Bogotá (Colombia): a multiple case study
    Nicolas Serrano
  • Economic (un)security - What happens when migrations and latent dysfunctions of the law meet via Swedish Enforcement Authority?
    Davor Vuleta

 

Contact information

Ida Nafstad
Director of Research Studies

Telephone: +46 46 222 88 38
E-mail: ida [dot] nafstad [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se