Anne-Sofie Nyström, M.A. in Social Psychology (2003), Ph.D. in Sociology (2012), is a researcher and senior lecturer at Uppsala University. Her research interests are educational inequality and feminist theory, with focus on (young) men, masculinities and identity processes in peer-groups.
Anne-Sofie Nyström is currently working as a researcher in two projects, funded by the Swedish Research Council:
- The unlikely scientists: Exploring what has enabled students from under-represented groups to continue to higher education science (2019-2021, Dnr: 2018-4985). PI: Prof. Anna Danielsson (Dept. of Education/Uppsala University)
- ”Staging the successful student in higher education: A comparative study of men, masculinities, and self-worth protecting strategies in competitive contexts” (Dnr: 2014-2476). PI: Anne-Sofie Nyström. Fellow researchers are Minna Salminen Karlsson (Center for Gender Research/Uppsala University), and Carolyn Jackson (Dept. of Educational Research/Lancaster University, UK).
Nyström’s Ph.D. thesis Att synas och lära utan att synas lära [En title: To be seen and to learn, without being seen to learn] on identity-negotiation among privileged young men, schooling and underachievement, was well-received in Swedish news-media and policy debates, when it was published in 2012. June 2013 she was awarded Society for Research into Higher Education:s prize for Newer Researchers.
Nyström has published texts on masculinities, schooling and peer-group interaction, effortless achievement, educational stratification, and on ethical dilemmas in fieldwork.
She has continuously been participating in Swedish educational policy discussions and involved with equality work at Uppsala University since she was an undergraduate student. Among other thing she was invited keynote at Include 2012-conference, a national network for widening access to higher education. Since 2005 she has been engaged as a lecturer – within the academia and for practitioners – with focus on social psychology, sociology, masculinities, schooling and questions of educational stratification and equality. Prior to her academic career she worked as a preschool pedagogue, at the Swedish National Agency for Education and Uppsala Student Union.
The unlikely scientists: Exploring what has enabled students from under-represented groups to continue to higher education science studies. Financed by the Swedish Research Council (2019-2021, Dnr: 2018-4985).
”Staging the successful student in higher education: A comparative study of men, masculinities, and self-worth protecting strategies in competitive contexts”. Projektet finansieras av Vetenskapsrådet (2015-2018, Dnr: 2014-2476).
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