Marie Sundström

Doctoral Student

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

About Marie Sundström

Marie Sundström is a doctoral student in sociology at the Department of Sociology and Work Science since September 2021.


Marie has a master's degree in sociology of law from Lund University (2017). Marie has worked as a research assistant in a number of different projects. For instance in the projects "A comparative examination of claims making on migration in Sweden and Switzerland" (2020) at Malmö University, and "Kartläggning av förekomsten av könsstereotyp och sexistisk reklam" (2019) at Halmstad University on behalf of the Equality Ombudsman.

Research interest

Marie's research interests mainly concern critical studies, sociology of law, migration, legitimacy, critical discourse analysis, and feminist theory.

Current research

Marie's dissertation project focuses on examining how Swedish rape legislation has been applied from 1965 to 2022. The study is conducted from a combined feminist and emotion-sociological perspective with a focus on how rape myths - notions of gender, sexuality, the "real rape" and the "real rape victim" – can be traced in legal sources and judicial judgments, and how they have changed over time. The research is part of the project "The real rape - the application of Swedish rape laws 1965-2022" which is funded by the Swedish Crime Victim Authority (Brottsoffermyndigheten), and is led by Sara Uhnoo with Åsa Wettergren and Moa Bladini as participating researchers.