I am associate professor and senior lecturer in sociology. Since 2002, I have been working at Södertörn University; the School of Social Sciences. My teaching is mainly focused on research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, and supervision of dissertations at various levels.
My current research concerns urban development, social inequality, gender and placemaking. I am leading the project “A city of everyone? A study of young women’s lives in a transforming suburb”, which is financed by the Swedish Research Council. We focus on young women living in suburban areas south of Stockholm. Using ethnographic methods, we want to study how an equal and sustainable city can be built – i.e. a city for everyone.
I am also interested in the relationship between social capital and health, physical and mental. This research has mainly been conducted through large surveys in Eastern Europe. My earlier research focused on the social aspects of internet use in urban areas. In 2003, I received my PhD with the doctoral thesis "The Internet, Social Capital and Local Community".
I have published articles in scientific journals, such as Acta Sociologica, BMC Psychology, Europe-Asia Studies, International Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, Sociological Research Online and Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniya (Sociological Studies, Russian journal).