David Wästerfors

David Wästerfors


Personal profile


Main research and teaching areas

  • interactionism
  • qualitative methods
  • criminology

Current research and teaching

  • Research: interactionism, ethnography, narrative analysis, social constructionism, ethnomethodology, criminology, social psychology, medical sociology, sociology of conflict, sociology of gift and corruption, sociology of play, cultural sociology, qualitative methodology, studies of youth culture and total institutions.
  • Teaching: criminology, social psychology, sociological theory, qualitative methods, supervisor for undergraduates and PhD students

I especially like research that is theoretically surprising and captures glimpses of real life.



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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Sociology


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