Christopher Swader

Christopher Swader

Senior Lecturer

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Main Research and Teaching Areas

  • Individualization and Intimacy
  • Modernization
  • Social Theory
  • Economic Sociology
  • Urban Sociology
  • Research Design
  • Mixed Methods
  • Philosophy of Science

I am an Associated Senior Lecturer with the Lund Sociology Department. 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 recent book, The Capitalist Personality: Face-to-Face Sociality and Economic Change in the Post-Communist World. In recent years, I have finished projects on anomie in post-soviet space and on compensated dating. My current main research endeavor is a multi-method investigation of loneliness in mega-cities. I also have a current project on the intersection between state violence, individual violence, and gender polarization. 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.

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