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Andrea Voyer

Docent, Associate Senior Lecturer

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Works at Department of Sociology
Email andrea.voyer@sociology.su.se
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 9
Room B 974
Postal address Sociologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Andrea Voyer is an Associate Professor (Docent) of Sociology at Stockholm University.  

Prior to joining the faculty of Stockholm University, Voyer was a Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. She has held appointments as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University, Research Fellow at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden, and Assistant Professor of Sociology at Pace University in New York City. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Research

Voyer is a cultural sociologist whose research focuses on processes of social inclusion and exclusion on the basis of immigration, race, and class. 

Strangers and Neighbors: Multiculturalism, Conflict, and Community in America, Voyer’s past ethnography of Somali immigrant inclusion in Lewiston, Maine, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013. 

Voyer is currently writing a book based on her research, The Etiquette of Inequality in Democratic Spaces (EOI). Funded by the Russell Sage Foundation, EOI is a qualitative study of inter-class interactions in three community settings in New York City – a neighborhood council, a church, and a PTA. 

She is also conducting a computational sociological analysis social norms, social boundaries and inequality. This project, supported by the United States National Science Foundation, analyzes all 19 editions of Emily Post’s Etiquette for information that social norms provide about symbolic boundaries and social inequality. Voyer is in the planning phase of similar research using Swedish etiquette books.

Voyer also studies immigrant inclusion, and racial and ethnic inequality in Sweden. She has examined structural racism in the operation of school choice, and is currently working with Anna Lund on a study of racial marginalization in Sweden.

Last updated: June 13, 2019

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