Staffan Lindberg

Professor emeritus

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


Main research:

  • Rural social transformation in India
  • Social movements and politics in India

Current research and teaching:

  • Caste and class in South India in an historical perspective
  • Sustainable urban development in Malmö


My research is about social change in rural India with a special focus on how social stratification (caste and class) is changing during the last 50 years. I also focus on how farmers organise and are organised in the period after the Green Revolution and with increasing commercialisation of agriculture.

In Sweden, I am engaged in a study of social development in the city of Malmö with a focus on class- and ethnical differences, living standards, culture and social cohesion. As part of this I conduct study circles at ABF, the Workers Study Association, Malmö.

Recent research outputs

Staffan Lindberg 2016 Aug En iskall i Khartoum. Femtio år on the road med folkhögskolan i Tomelilla.. Andersson, M., Göransson, G. & Täckström, F. (eds.). Mölle: Stilbildarna i Mölle, p. 11-14

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Staffan Lindberg 2016 Aug

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper, not in proceeding

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