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Linda Weichselbraun

Doctoral Student

Department of Sociology and Work
Visiting address
Skanstorget 18
41122 Göteborg
Room number
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, 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.

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 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.