Karin Backvall

Postdoctoral position at Institute for Housing and Urban Research

+4618-471 6537
Mobile phone:
+46 73 5998209
Visiting address:
Trädgårdsgatan 18
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My work is centred on qualitative analysis of news media and political representations of stigmatised urban areas in Sweden. By employing a constructionist and postcolonial perspective I aim to deconstruct and critically counter representations of people and places in segregated Swedish cities, thus creating an understanding of the process of stigma and its relationship with residential segregation. In addition, I am interested in discrimination and social justice on the housing market.

Keywords: diskursanalys stigmatisering boendesegregation postkolonialism

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My courses


Master's degree in Human geography, Uppsala university.

PhD candidate since 2014, planned defence in 2019.


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