Lisa Lindén


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

About Lisa Lindén

Lisa Lindén is Associate Professor in Sociology and she currently works as a researcher at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg. Between 2018 and 2021 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the same department, and was based at the Centre for Science Studies, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University as a guest researcher for two years.

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.

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, February 2019-January 2021) 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

Current research project

2021-2025 Implementing HPV vaccination for all children 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 perineal injuries, their implications, and potential to improve care, PI Lisa Guntram, Linköping University (funded by Forte)

2022-2026 Beyond Covid? Using patient knowledge to improve the care and management of Long Covid sufferers, PI Jesper Petersson (funded by Forte)


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.


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


• 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