Christofer Edling


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

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


My ambition is to pursue theoretically informed empirical analyses of contemporary social issues. I rely heavily on survey-based data collection and quantitative methods, primarily applied to the study of social networks. My research interests span from methodological debates to analyses of network constraints and opportunities of organisations, firms, and individuals.

I am currently leading one larger research collaboration on violent extremism and anti-social careers, funded by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and based at the Institute for Futures Studies.

Main research or teaching areas

  • Sociological theory and method
  • Social network analysis
  • Quantitative methods

Recent research outputs

Radhlinah Aulin, Åsa Ek & Christofer Edling, 2019 Apr 26, 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization. Lill, I. & Witt, E. (eds.). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Vol. 2. p. 419-426 9 p. (Emerald Reach Proceedings Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Hällsten, M., Christofer Edling & Rydgren, J., 2019 Mar, In : PLoS ONE. e0213716.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gronow, A., Ylä-Anttila, T., Carson, M. & Christofer Edling, 2019, In : Environmental Politics. 28, 6, p. 1061-1083

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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