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Anna Lund

Universitetslektor, Docent

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Works at Department of Sociology
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 9
Room B972
Postal address Sociologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm


Anna Lund is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University. She is also a faculty fellow at Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University.

Cultural sociological perspectives and ethnographic methods characterize her research, as well as a theoretical concern with social change and cultural transformation under conditions of adversity.

Her work has centered on topics as diverse as cultural policy and youth theater, artistic education and gender awareness, websites and online games targeting young people, the cultural and social meaning of retirement, and cultural entrepreneurship in music festivals.

Her current research interests include school achievement and multicultural incorporation, including a theoretical interest in migrant youth's opportunity structures in relation to social and symbolic structure, and school and family networks, and local communities.



Youth studies, cultural sociology, ethnography, arts, gender, sociology of education, multicultural incorporation


Research projects, a selection

Opportunity structures for inclusion and successful schooling of newly arrived youth (Nyanlända elevers möjlighetersstrukturer för inkludering och skolframgång), Swedish Research Council 2017-2020, project leader Nihad Bunar.


Cultural entrepreneurship in music festivals (Efter Hultsfred. Kulturella entreprenörer i spåren efter festivalen), Kamprad Family Foundation, 2015-2017, project leader Mats Trondman)


On the Path Toward a New Everyday Life: A Social Inequality Perspective on Individuals’ Meaning Making at the Onset of Retirement. (På väg mot en annan vardag. Individers meningsskapande vid pensionens inträde ur ett socialt ojämlikhetsperspektiv), Kamprad Family Foundation, 2014-01-01– 2016-06-30, project leader Anna Lund.


Creative school (Skapande skola), The Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis, 2011-12-13 – 2013-09-30, project leader Anna Lund.


An educational Dilemma. School achivement and Multicultural Incorporation (Ett utbildningspolitiskt dilemma: skolprestationer och mångkulturell inkorporering), The Swedish Research Council, 2010-2014, project leader Mats Trondman


Organized Producers of Young Net Cultures (Organiserade producenter av unga nätkulturer), The Swedish Knowledge Foundation, 2009-2013, project leader Tobias Olsson


A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2019. Anna Lund. Emotion, Space and Society 30, 27-33

    This article engages with how emotions play a significant role in keeping, and changing, social structures and cultural beliefs when a heteronormative gender order is problematized. The stage is university level programs in performer training and their work to integrate theoretical knowledge on gender into students' creative and pedagogical practice. The results show that changes in space, new spatial imaginaries, bring about a power disturbance and status relations that require a re-monitoring of who we are in the eyes of others. The article illustrates how fear can reveal where individuals’ and groups interests lie and orient them toward what must be done to preserve or develop these interests in a desirable direction. The reason feelings of fear, anger and shame emerge in reaction to changing power and status relations is that a decline in status and power entails a loss of agency as well as emotional and economic security, and in a deeper sense existential meaning and identity.

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Last updated: March 25, 2019

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