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Åsa Wettergren


Åsa Wettergren
+46 31 786 4224

Room number: F333
Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 41122 Göteborg

Department of Sociology and Work Science (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 4764
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 411 22 Göteborg

About Åsa Wettergren

ÅSA WETTERGREN is Professor at the Department of sociology and work science, University of Gothenburg, where she has been working since Jan. 2010. She has been a visiting fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and at Karl-Franzens Universität in Graz, Austria.

She got her phd at the University of Karlstad, Sweden in 2005 and was subsequently employed there as a research fellow 2005-2009.

Her research interest is in the sociology of emotions, investigating the role of emotions in bureaucratic organisations, politics and social movements, and in migration. She has published several articles and books on these topics, among them the coedited volume Emotionalizing Organizations and Organizing Emotions (Palgrave 2010), Emotionssociologi (Sociology of Emotions) (Gleerups 2013), Climate Action in a Globalizing World (Palgrave 2017), Emotions in Court – A Sociological Perspective (Routledge 2019). She is editor-in-chief of the new academic journal Emotions and Society launched by Bristol University Press (volume 1 in 2019).

In 2004 she was one of the founders of the European Sociological Association’s Research Network in the Sociology of Emotions, RN 11, which she coordinated 2005-2007, and today still being an active member. In 2012 Wettergren launched the Emotion Sociological Seminar at the University of Gothenburg (Emogu).

Wettergren participates frequently with talks and seminars in both Swedish and international research forums and Academia, and she is also a lecture at public events, on topics such as trust, emotions in organizations and workplaces, emotions and objectivity.

Listen to an interview with Åsa in connection with the conference Drama Borelae 18. Click here.

Latest publications

The Emotional Interaction of Judicial Objectivity
Stina Bergman Blix, Åsa Wettergren
Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Emotive-cognitive rationality, background emotions and emotion work
Åsa Wettergren
Emotions in Late Modernity, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Humour in the Swedish Court: managing emotions, status and power
Stina Bergman Blix, Åsa Wettergren
Judges, Judging and Humour, London, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Professional emotions in court. A sociological perspective.
Stina Bergman Blix, Åsa Wettergren
London, Routledge, Book 2018

Migrant women’s negotiation of belonging through therapeutic relationships
Åsa Wettergren, Mona Lindqvist
International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Mobilizing emotions in the global sphere: Global solidarity and the regime of rationality
J. Kleres, Åsa Wettergren
Cassegard C., Soneryd L. Thorn H., Wettergren A. (eds.) Climate Action in a Globalizing World, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Objektivitet och emotioner i rättssystemet
Åsa Wettergren
Ord och Bild, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

Fear, hope, anger, and guilt in climate activism
J. Kleres, Åsa Wettergren
Social Movement Studies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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Transmigration, Emotions and Labour: Editorial
Geraldine Lee-Treweek, Åsa Wettergren, Steve Taylor
International Journal of Work, Organisation and Emotion, Editorial letter 2013
Editorial letter

The Emotional Profiles of the Professional Actors in Swedish Courts
Åsa Wettergren, Stina Bergman Blix
ISRE 2013 Bieenial Meeting of the International Society for the Research on Emotions, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

The Continuous Negotiation of Access: Emotion Work and Strategic Emotions in the Field
Åsa Wettergren, Stina Bergman Blix
ESA 11th Conference: Crisis, Critique and Change, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Åsa Wettergren
Malmö, Gleerups, Book 2013

Culture jamming
Åsa Wettergren
The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Emotions, power and space in the discourse of 'People of the Real World'
Åsa Wettergren, André Jansson
Journal of Political Power, Journal article 2013
Journal article


Laughing Saints and Righteous Heroes. Emotional Rythms in Social Movement Groups
Åsa Wettergren
Journal of Social Movement Studies, Book review 2012
Book review


Who is a Refugee? The Categorisation of Somali asylum applicants into Sweden.
Hanna Wikström, Åsa Wettergren
European Sociological Association, Conference: In Turbulent Times, Geneva, Switzerland., Conference paper 2011
Conference paper

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