Liv Sunnercrantz


Main research and teaching areas:

  • Social and political theory
  • Post-structuralist and post-Marxist discourse analysis
  • Sociology of Intellectuals

Current research

“Public Intellectuals and Political Intervention”:
The aim of my PhD project is to explore how farfetched utopian ideals in a short period of time can become the frame of reference for the whole public discourse how interpretive privilege of a debate comes about and how ideology becomes common sense. To do so, I study the debate on privatisation of the public sector in Sweden during the crisis years of 1988 to 1993 as an empirical example in an analysis inspired by post-structuralist discourse theory and rhetorical political analysis. To make sense of meaning making struggles, dominance and interpretative privilege in the debate I reconceptualise the notion of ‘intellectuals’ through a critique of traditional perspectives.


Sociological theory and qualitative methods on undergrad and masters courses.

Recent research outputs

Liv Sunnercrantz, 2017 Nov, Lund: Printed in Sweden by Media-Tryck, Lund University. 336 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)

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