Stefan Sjöström is the first holder of the chair in Social Work in Uppsala. His research covers broad areas of social work. In terms of theoretical approaches, he has been concerned with matters of power and social control, particularly manifestations at a micro-level. Empirical areas of expertise are mental health, coercive interventions, court proceedings, sexualized violence and public relations in public sector organizations.
Keywords: gender and sexuality mental health coercion public relations socialt arbete psykisk ohälsa tvångsvård makt social kontroll mediehantering våldtäkt viktimologi rättsprocesser power
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Installationsföreläsning från 2028-11-26 som berör hur individuell framgång som forskare är beroende av insatser från ett stort antal andra personer, reflektioner om disciplinen socialt arbete, och forskningsresultat om makt och kontroll i den psykiatriska tvångsvården.
Stefan Sjöström was awarded a PhD in Communication Studies at Linköpings University in 1997. Since then he has been a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at Umeå University, he has been a Senior Research Fellow at Luleå University of Technology and served as a project leader at the Nordic School for Public Health in Göteborg. Prior to accepting the chair in Uppsala in 2018, he was a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Social Work, Umeå Unviersity. In 2006, he was appointed Associate Professor in Social Work at Umeå University.
Sjöström has spent two one-year terms as visiting scholar in New Zealand. In 2004/5 at the National Centre for Social Ethics at Auckland University of Technology, and in 2015 at the Department of Sociology at University of Auckland.
Together with Stina Bergman Blix, Stefan Sjöström leads the research group Emotion-Justice-Interaction (EmoJI).
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