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Sara Ferlander

Sara Ferlander

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences


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Sara Ferlander
Senior Lecturer
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Phone: +46 8 608 4552
Fax: +46 8 608 4030
ME 222 Moas Båge

I am associate professor and senior lecturer in sociology. Since 2002 I have been working at Södertörn University. My teaching is mainly focused on research methods, qualitative and quantitative, and supervision of dissertations at various levels. I am also responsible for the master course "Health and Social Change". 

As a researcher, I am part of two different research centres at the School of Social Sciences: REINVENT - Södertörn Centre for Research on Societal Development in Suburban Landscapes and SCOHOST - Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change (www.sh.se/scohost). In terms of external networks, I am, for instance, a member of the #UrbanGirlsMovement research network at the think-tank Global Challenge. I am also a board member of the European Sociological Association (ESA) on Sociology of Health & Illness. 

My research concerns the relationship between different forms of social relations and health, both physical and mental. This research has primarily been conducted in Eastern Europe. Currently, I am involved in the research project "Reinventing the Suburb in Fragmented Landscapes" where I study how social capital and wellbeing can be built into suburban areas of Stockholm. My earlier research focused on the social aspects of the Internet in urban areas. In 2003, I received my PhD from the University of Stirling in Scotland with the doctoral thesis The Internet, Social Capital and Local Community. I have published articles in scientific journals such as ACTA Sociologica, Social Science & Medicine and Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniya.   


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