Sofia Persson

Senior Lecturer

Department of Education and Special
Visiting address
Västra Hamngatan 25
41117 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Sofia Persson

SOFIA PERSSON is a researcher and senior lecturer in the the Department of Education and Special Education, and the Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg. She is qualified as a primary school teacher, grades 1-7 in Swedish, civics and art. She also has a master's degree in Sociology. She worked as a primary school teacher from 1996 to1998, followed by working in local government and with educational development. She was admitted to the National Postgraduate School at the Institute of Working Life in Stockholm in 2000. She also studied at the Department of Sociology in Gothenburg. Persson received her PhD in 2008 with a thesis on the emergence of the teaching professions and changes in basic education in Sweden.

Teaching and tutoring Sofia Persson teaches in Sociological Theory and in Social Studies. Her teaching also involves tutorials and examination of essays in Sociology and Teacher Training.

Research Interests Crises management, Cooperation, Sociology of professions and organisations, Education, history of education, Working life, Sex / gender, Methodology (especially critical realism).

Current research projects In 2022-2024 Sofia and Ilse Hakvoort will work with the research project: "Escalated conflicts, threats and violence against teachers". The project is funded by AFA Försäkring. In 2021 Sofia and Sara Uhnoo is concluding the work with the research project “Cooperation between Professionals and Volunteers in Disaster Management: The 2014 Forest Fire in the Västmanland Province of Sweden”. The project is funded by Forte.