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Research group Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA)

The Department of Sociology is home to the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA), an international group of scholars and doctoral students, working on many facets of population dynamics.

Group description

Demography is an interdisciplinary science that focuses on the study of the population, its size, composition and change. Populations change over time through the interaction of three central demographic processes: fertility, mortality and migration. In demographic research, this focus is expanded to include processes related to family dynamics, health and integration.

Demography is a quantitative science in which advanced statistical methods are used to analyze large data sources, often register data.

Read more here to find information on demographic data for research.

SUDA is home to an internationally competitive program of research and training. Much of the work we do is comparative, engaging data from countries throughout Europe and the rest of the world. In addition, the subject of demography at Stockholm University often has a sociological focus, in the sense that our research focuses on the relationship between population processes and various social, economic, cultural and political factors.

As evidence of SUDA’s success, demography has become a leading research area at Stockholm University. The unit maintains active links to some of Sweden’s leading research institutions, including the Institute of Enviornmental Medicine at Karolinska institutet (IMM) and The Department of Public Health at Stockholm University.

The Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA) was established in 1983, under the chairmanship of Professor Jan M. Hoem. Between 2004-2013, the unit was headed by Professor Elizabeth Thomson and since 2013 by Professor Gunnar Andersson. Since 2001 it has been located within the Department of Sociology, at the University Campus at Frescati, Stockholm. 

Group members

Group managers

Members

Siddartha Aradhya

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Siddartha Aradhya. Photo: Stockholm University

Kieron James Barclay

Researcher, Docent in Sociology

Department of Sociology
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Debora Birgier

Researcher

Department of Sociology

Sunnee Billingsley

Senior Lecturer

Department of Sociology
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Maria Brandén

Researcher, Docent

Department of Sociology
Maria Brandén. Foto: Clément Morin/Stockholms universitet.

Stefano Cantalini

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Stefano Cantalini

Klára Capková

PhD Student

Department of Sociology
Klara Capkova

Erik Carlsson

PhD Student

Department of Sociology
Erik Carlsson. Foto: Leila Zoubir/Stockholms universitet

Chiara Comolli

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Chiara Comolli. Photo: Stockholm University

Filip Dabergott

PhD Student

Department of Sociology
Filip Wigselius. Foto: Sociologiska institutionen

Johan Dahlberg

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Johan Dahlberg @ Stockholm University Demography Unit

Sven Drefahl

Senior Lecturer, Docent

Department of Sociology
Sven Drefahl. Photo: Stockholm University

Helen Eriksson

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Helen Eriksson

Johanna Finnström

Phd student

Department of Sociology
Johanna Finnström

Marcus Vinicius Leite Fraga

Guest researcher

Department of Sociology

Lisa Harber-Aschan

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Lisa Harber-Aschan

Juho Härkönen

Professor

Department of Sociology
Juho Härkönen. Foto Stockholms universitet

Andreas Höhn

Research Affiliate

Department of Sociology

Benson John

PhD student

Department of Sociology
Benson John

Maxim Kan

PhD student

Department of Sociology
Maxim Kan. Photo: Daniel Rossetti/Stockholm University

Konstantin Kazenin

Phd Student

Department of Sociology
Konstantin Kazenin

Wooseong Kim

Phd Student

Department of Sociology
Wooseong Kim.

Martin Kolk

Researcher, Docent

Department of Sociology
Martin Kolk

Linda Nathalié Kridahl

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Linda Kridahl. Foto: Stockholms universitet

Sanni Kuikka

PhD Student

Department of Sociology
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Weiwen Lai

Phd Student

Department of Sociology
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Anastasia Lam

PhD student affiliate

University of St Andrews, School of Geography & Sustainable Development

Andrea Fuentes Monti

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Andrea Monti

Eleonora Mussino

Researcher, Docent

Department of Sociology
Eleonora Mussino. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University

Stefanie Möllborn

Senior Lecturer

Department of Sociology
Portrait standing in Swedish forest

Gerda Neyer

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Gerda Neyer.

Anna-Karin Nylin

PhD Student

Department of Sociology
Anna-Karin Nylin. Foto: Leila Zoubir/Stockholms universitet

Sofi Ohlsson Wijk

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Sofi Ohlsson-Wijk Foto Leila Zoubir Stockholms universitet

Livia Olah

Senior Lecturer, Docent

Department of Sociology
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Giampiero Passaretta

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Giampiero Passaretta

Steffen Peters

PhD student

Department of Sociology
Steffen Peters. Photo: Peter Wilhelm/MPIDR

Elena Pupaza

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Elena Pupaza

Isaac Sasson

Guest Researcher

Department of Sociology
Isaac Sasson

Sara Schmaug

Phd student affiliate

Hertie school

Kirk Scott

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Kirk Scott

Jiaxin Shi

Guest PhD Student

Department of Sociology
Jiaxin Shi

Miska Simanainen

Doktorand

Department of Sociology
Miska Simanainen

Signe Svallfors

PhD Student

Department of Sociology
Signe Svallfors fall 2021

Elizabeth Thomson

Professor Emerita

Department of Sociology
Elizabeth Thomson. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University

Jani Turunen

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Jani Turunen. Foto: Stockholms universitet

Caroline Uggla

Researcher

Department of Sociology
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Frankseco Junior Yorke

Phd student

Department of Sociology
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Matthew Wallace

Researcher, Docent

Department of Sociology
Matthew Wallace. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University

Rosa Weber

Researcher

Department of Sociology
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Ben Wilson

Researcher, Docent

Department of Sociology
Ben Wilson. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University

Weiqian Xia

PhD Student

Department of Sociology
Weiqian Xia. Foto: Leila Zoubir

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