Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology!
The Department of Sociology offers undergraduate courses in Sociology and Social Psychology. The Department also provides courses in various subjects related to the Sociology of Working Life. The Department of Sociology is also involved in a number of joint study programmes with other departments.

A variety of graduate courses, for example in sociological theory and research methodology, are offered each year. Some of the courses are taught in the English language.

The Department has strong research teams in different areas for example Ageing, Culture and Media, Ethnicity, Gender, Information and Knowledge, Labour Market and Working Life and Welfare State Research.

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Endosisters project recieves funding

Endosisters project recieves funding

The Wallenberg Foundations have approved funding for the DIGSUM research project EndoSisters: Information work and peer-support in a digitally embodied patient movement — a three-year project analysing the online patient movement related to endometriosis, a chronic gynaecological condition affecting 10% of women.

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Endosisters project recieves funding

2018-01-17
The Wallenberg Foundations have approved funding for the DIGSUM research project EndoSisters: Information work and peer-support in a digitally embodied patient movement — a three-year project analysing the online patient movement related to endometriosis, a chronic gynaecological condition affecting...

Major research funds to DIGSUM

2017-11-02
DIGSUM has been successful in getting funding within the JPI-MYBL Joint Transnational Call for proposals 2017 for "Ageing and Place in a Digitising World”. The programme, headed by professor Simon Lindgren, goes under the acronym of HARVEST (eHealth and Ageing in Rural Areas: Transforming Everyday L...

Pacific Standard: Obamacare Strengthened Americans' Willingness to Trust One Another

2017-10-30
As President Donald Trump tries once again to dismantle Obamacare, new research suggests that program has done more than dramatically increase the number of Americans with health insurance. It has also raised the level of an intangible but important asset: trust.


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Jenny-Ann Brodin Danell
Department of Sociology Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå 

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Tel:  +46 90 786 9814

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