BiographyPer Wisselgren is Associate Professor (Docent) of Sociology and Programme Coordinator of Library and Information Science. He received his PhD in History of Science and Ideas from Umeå University in 2000. Before coming to the Department of Sociology in 2009, he was a postdoc at the Swedish Institute for Studies in Education and Research (SISTER), Stockholm, and researcher at the Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Sussex, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), London South Bank University, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, the University of Potsdam and Uppsala STS Center.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Per's research interests revolve around the history and sociology of social science in the broad sense, including themes as research funding, disciplinary boundaries, gender and academisation, media and public understanding of science, international organisations and geopolitics.
Previous books include Social Science in Context: Historical, Sociological and Global Perspectives (co-edited, 2013), Couples in Science and Politics: Intellectual Marriages in Modernity (co-edited in Swedish, 2011), and History of Participatory Media: Politics and Publics, 1750-2000 (co-edited, 2011).