The Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology

The Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology is awarded annually to young researchers from Sweden or abroad, who with their scholarly work in sociology, preferably by fruitfully combining theory and practice, have advanced the research front. The prize sum is SEK 100,000 (USD 11,000 or EUR 9,500).

The 2020 Zetterberg Prize

Lisa Lindén at Gothenburg University is awarded the 2020 Zetterberg Prize for analyzing the socio-political issue of vaccination. To address this theme, Lindén draws on, but successfully expands the perspective of Science and Technology studies, to increase our understanding of how resistance of existing policies is created and maintained online. The qualitative research is relevant for understanding how groups form ideas that are critical of, or which even stand in direct opposition to scientifically based knowledge. Her research is located in the intersection of three fields of research health, digitalisation and gender. The formation of Lindén’s research agenda points at the relation between scientific knowledge and how it is interpreted and used for different purposes.

A date for the prize ceremony and lecture will be published here.

Hans L. Zetterberg

Hans L. Zetterberg (1927–2014) was a professor of sociology who during his career held positions at Columbia University as well as Ohio State University. In addition to his academic work, Zetterberg was also a publicist who, among other things, published the English translation of Max Weber’s text Economy and Society. 1987–1988 he served as the chair of WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research).

Last modified: 2021-01-21