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 senior lecturer at the Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg. She has worked as a primary teacher, grades 1-7, and at the local government with educational development. She attended the National Postgraduate School at the Institute of Working Life in Stockholm in 2000-2007. Persson received her PhD in 2008 with a thesis on the emergence and transformation of the teaching profession in basic education in Sweden.

Research Sofias general academic interest is in sociology of education, with focus on organisations, professions and government. She takes part of the following research groups at the department: KRIT (Critical Theories) and POP (Politics of Education). Sofia is currently (2022-2024) working with Ilse Hakvoort in the research project: "Escalated conflicts, threats and violence against teachers". The project is funded by Afa Försäkring.

Teaching and tutoring Sofia has extensive experience of teaching in sociology (theory and method) and education (social relations, conflict management and leadership; social studies; methods). She teaches and supervises at all levels, from basic level to postgraduate level.

Keywords sociology of education, professions, organisations, school reforms, history of education, critical realism