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Lisa Lindén

Researcher

Department of Sociology and Work
Science
Visiting address
Skanstorget 18
41122 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 720
40530 Göteborg

Department of Sociology and Work
Science
Visiting address
Skanstorget 18
41122 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 720
40530 Göteborg

About Lisa Lindén

Since February 2018 Lisa Lindén works as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg. Between February 2019 and January 2021, she is based at the Centre for Science Studies, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University. At Lancaster University, she is mentored by Professor Vicky Singleton.

Lisa has previously worked as a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg and in the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. She defended her PhD thesis in 2016 at the Department for Thematic Studies -Technology and Social Change, Linköping University. She holds a BA and an MA in Sociology, both from the University of Gothenburg.

In her research she draws upon perspectives from Science and Technology Studies (STS). Her research is focused on issues relating to medicine, healthcare, public health, gender and sexuality. Her PhD thesis Communicating Care: The Contradictions of HPV Vaccination Campaigns (Arkiv Academic Press, 2016), is situated to feminist STS studies, and especially to research on care practices. The study contributes to this research through its focus on temporal dimensions of care. In 2016 the PhD thesis won the award for best PhD thesis of the year at the Faculty of Philosophy, Linköping University.

Lisa has previously been a guest researcher at The Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University (May-July 2012) and The Science Studies Program, University of California, San Diego (January-June 2015).

Research interests

STS, feminist theory, care, medicine, gender, sexuality, reproductive and sexual health, public involvement, public health, young people, ethnography, digital media, affect

Research project

2018-2021 Empowerment and stigmatization: patient organisations, gynaecological cancer och changing identities (funded by The Swedish Research Council)

2021-2025 Implementing HPV vaccination for boys in Sweden: gender equality and sexual health among young people, with co-applicant Ylva Odenbring (funded by Forte)

2021-2024 The many meanings of perineal injuries: care-seekers’ and care-providers’ perspectives on second degree injuries, their implications, and potential to improve care, PI: Lisa Guntram, Linköping University (funded by Forte)

2021-2024 Controlling the uncontrollable: the impact of reproductive health apps on experiences of pregnancy, healthcare professionals’ work and data governance, PI: Lina Eklund, Uppsala University (funded by The Swedish Research Council)

Awards

2016 Prize for best PhD thesis of the year, Linköping University, 25 000 SEK.

2020 Hans L Zetterberg Prize in Sociology, awarded to "younger researcher, Swedish or foreign, whose scholarly work, preferably through fruitfully combining theory and practice, has move the research front forward", 100 00 SEK.

Teaching

Has extensive experience of teaching in sociology, STS and gender studies.

Collaboration

• Member of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

• Member of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)

• Member of the Swedish Sociology Association

• Part of the department's STS research group

• Part of the department's digitalization research group

• Part of the department's feminist research group