Doctoral StudentDepartment of Sociology and Work
About Linda Weichselbraun
PhD candidate in Sociology and Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, 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). Started her PhD studies in August 2015.
- Science and Technology Studies (STS)
- Transgender Studies
- Medical Sociology
- Sociology of Emotions
- Criminology and Sociology of Law
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 in criminology and sociology, and also at courses on social relations in teacher- and preschool teacher education. Supervises graduate students in sociology.
- Member of the NeuroGenderings network.
- Member and co-founder of the Nordic network Bodies in/and STS.
Kärnavfall, kulturarv och
Vetenskapligt medborgarskap / Linda Soneryd, Göran Sundqvist (red.) - 2019-01-01
A Social Science Perspective on the Transgender
"Sex Hormones and the Brain", Matariki Winter School in Tübingen, 31 January – 2 February 2018 - 2018-01-01
Prototyping a Social Worlds Perspective on the Transgender
"Medical sociology", Working Group 13 at Sociologidagarna, Lund: 7-9 March 2018 - 2018-01-01
Conceptions of the Transgender Brain: from binary, sex reversed and pathological to something
"Medicine meets the sexed body: discovering, diagnosing, producing and shaping", Panel F08 at European association for the study of science and technology (EASST) conference "Meetings: Making Science, Technology and Society Together , Lancaster 25-28 July 2018 - 2018-01-01