Research in sociology

The discipline of sociology examines changing work and wellbeing and conducts social scientific research on the environment and the Sámi.

Sociologists at the University of Lapland study for example the changes occurring in the labour market, the risks of working life, gender systems, the environment, mining communities, natural research politics, Northern lifestyles, and social phenomena in the North.

The research topics of postgraduates in sociology include child care politics, highly skilled migration, working culture of tourism, rehabilitation, domestic violence, sexual minorities in Lapland, climate change, municipalities’ strategies on social policy, recruiting, the mining industry, environmental citizenship, and sexual segregation.