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Lisa Lindén


Department of Sociology and Work
Visiting address
Skanstorget 18
41122 Göteborg
Room number
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. She is currently conducting an ethnographic study of gynaecological cancer patient advocacy groups in Sweden and the UK, which is funded via an International Postdoc Grant from the Swedish Research Council. The project takes an interest in how such groups mobilise to improve healthcare practices.

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, public health, gender, sexuality, reproductive and sexual health, ethnography, digital media, affect

Research project

2018-2021 "Empowerment and stigmatization: patient organisations, gyneacological 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)

Teaching 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