Linda Weichselbraun


Department of Social
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 25
41123 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 720
40530 Göteborg

About Linda Weichselbraun

PhD candidate in Sociology and Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, and Lecturer at the Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg.


Linda holds a master´s degree in sociology and a degree in journalism, both obtained at the University of Gothenburg. She has been working as a journalist since 2001, specialized in social issues and psychiatry. Also has a background as an activist working to improve coercive psychiatric care in Sweden. Has worked several years within the healthcare improvement program "Better Care - Less Coercion", led by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL).

Specialist Fields:

  • Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Transgender Studies
  • Medical Sociology
  • Sociology of Emotions
  • Criminology and Sociology of Law

Current research:

Linda´s PhD project explores from a social science perspective how brains of persons with transgender experiences have been researched and attained meaning, from the mid 1950s and up until today.

Teaching and supervising:

Currently teaching at courses on criminology, psychosocial perspectives on mental health, qualitative research methods, theory of science and academic writing. Supervises graduate students in social work and sociology. Previous teaching experience also covers cultural sociological perspectives on estrangement, outsiders and modernity, as well as social relations, conflict management and leadership within teacher- and preschool teacher education.


  • Member of the NeuroGenderings network.
  • Member and co-founder of the Nordic network Bodies in/and STS.