Sara Eldén

Senior Lecturer, Docent

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences


  • Sociology of Family and Personal Life
  • Critical/feminist Theory
  • Qualitative Methods

Current research and teaching

My research interests are feminist theory, sociology of family and personal life, and childhood sociology. Together with Terese Anving, I am currently researching the emerging market for private care (nannies and au pairs) in Sweden, and the effects this has on the “doing” of families (in ”Care for Children in an Era of Private Sector Services: A Study of Nannies, Children and Parents” (RJ P13-0603:1)).

Other research interests are care from the perspective of children, and care relationships outside the ‘nuclear family’, popular therapy and couple’s discourses, and qualitative methods.

I teach primarily in the “Class, gender, ethnicity” courses on the undergraduate level, and I supervise on all levels.

Recent research outputs

Sara Eldén, 2020 Oct 7, Studentlitteratur AB. 164 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Sara Eldén & Terese Anving, 2019 Jul 31, Bristol: Bristol University Press. 176 p. (Sociology of Children and Families Series)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Sara Eldén, 2019 Jun, Samhälle i förhandling: Villkor, processer, konsekvenser. Alsarve, J. & Löfmarck, E. (eds.). Örebro universitet: Sociologiämnet vid Örebro universitet, p. 205-226 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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