Christopher Swader

Christopher Swader

Senior lecturer

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Personal profile


  • Individualization and Intimacy
  • Modernization
  • Social Theory
  • Economic Sociology
  • Urban Sociology
  • Research Design
  • Mixed and Multiple Methods
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Anomie
  • Loneliness
  • Computational Methods/ Computational Social Sciences

My previous academic appointments were with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and the University of Bremen in Germany. I wrote my dissertation in sociology with the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences. Publications out of this include articles, chapters, and my book, The Capitalist Personality: Face-to-Face Sociality and Economic Change in the Post-Communist World. Overall my work focuses on the connection between intimacy and normative order, and I have published on themes close to family sociology, anomie, the commodification of sex, post-socialism, and the life course. My current main research endeavor is a multi-method investigation of loneliness in modern societies. I am a member of the Teaching Academy of the Lund University Faculty of Social Sciences. Currently, I serve as the Programme Director of the Social Scientific Data Analysis master programme.

Local Research Environments: Family, Migration and Welfare

Media Enquiries: Modern values, individualism, loneliness, social change


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Sociology

Free keywords

  • LSSMC: Computational Social Sciences
  • LSSMC: Methods


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